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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
Frank writes:
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Luxury 2 Seater — fast quiet power, great on highway , very short turning circle. comfortable seating. long hood makes for feeling of luxury and windscreen breaks wind bother on the highway, the v8 is impressive with the quiet power surge and brakes are great, very smooth.

Pros: solid, fast, hardtop allows quiet travel if desired

Cons: fuel economy

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
rokline writes:
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Amazing Car For And Even Better Price. — i love the power of the V8, its unlike anything i have driven before, and with the custom exhaust i installed it sounds awesome. The looks are outstanding also, by far the sexiest car i've owned. It turns heads wherever i go and its a 99! not to mention that these cars cost over 85k brand new and are now going for 15k and under! i could not be happier with my 99sl500.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car looks great and drives like a dream.  They are amazing cars that have held their looks well over time and for the price you can get it today, its a steal.  

Cons: my car has 124000 miles and there is an oil leak somewhere.. maintenance is expensive but worth it when you consider the price over a used sl500.

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Great Performance Without The Fuss Of A V12. — Looks great with hard top, rag top or no top. Very few issues other than routine maintenance in 11 yrs. Fun factor is near the top, cost of ownership pretty reasonable given modest number of repairs required. You do need to keep up with MB maintenance schedule.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: You earned the right to live a little.

Cons: If gas goes to $10 a galon...

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Fantastic, I Love The Way It Handles And It Can Get Out Of It's Own Way Quickly — Design & styling is great, speed and handling are best features. Down side is repairs are becoming more frequent and costly. Just bought 4 tires, over $1k for them and the worst part is performance tires are only rated for 40-45k miles and I'm sure your aware, you don't get anywhere near that many miles from them. Doesn't matter, I love this car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Speed, Handling, Looks

Cons: Constant repairs lately

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 600Review
jackandsyd writes:
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Fast,solid,totally Classy — exceptional handling,steering,acceleration.Very quiet until you hit 6000 rpm,then it sounds like a symphony of power. Love the shifting options and the extra push buttons for handling,traction and sport driving. Looks as classy as the new ones.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: power and beauty

Cons: front spoiler very low,watch out when parking

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Glad I Purchased One, Wish I Could Afford A New One. — Best looking car on the road, big surprise, 24 mpg on trip to Florida, highway driving perfect, 14 hour trip, no discomfert at all, proformance great, only small complaint, brake noise and dust. Would buy one again tomorrow, great car.

Pros: looks

Cons: brake dust and noise

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 600Review
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...none Better! — ....definitely, this is the best car MercedesBenz has ever put out!!! It is beautiful!, super well-built and has the best performance I've ever driven. The V-12 is just silk and honey! I love it!!! ....never tire of looking at it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: it's just TOPS!!

Cons: no comparison with other sport cars!

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
Helen2047 writes:
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Class And Good Looks. The Car Says It All. Quick In Acceleration And Drives Like A Dream. — I love this car...this is my second Mercedes SL and I would not want to own any other model or car. This car is in a class of its own. The car says it all. If you ever drive one, you won't rest until you own one. Thereafter, it is Mercedes forever. Love my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Style and class is the best

Cons: None (if you cannot afford the gas,don't buy it)

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Last Of The Engineers' Mercedes — Great car, possibly a future classic. Lovely build quality. Not just for jaded housewives. Great color. Everyone loves to watch the top mechanism work its magic. V-8 makes the right noises without the thrashing sounds of a lesser car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Built like a vault.

Cons: 0-60 in 6.1 secs is not enough these days

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
vesperocco writes:
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Great Car - — This is one of the best cars I have ever driven. It is tight, responsive, luxurious, well-built and well-engineered. I cannot wait to drive it each day. Getting behind the wheel put you into another zone, one of tranquility, power, and status. The engine is so quiet that it feels like it is not running and tapping the gas gets you quickly to a close to illegal speed. I have two other sports cars, Jaguars and without a doubt the SL is my favorite.

Pros: Well-engineered, well-built, dependable, tight as a bank vault.

Cons: None really other than I have to keep it gassed up.

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

Review By Guru91XT6X

The best car I ever bought.. Cadillac,Lexus jaguars Lincoln Audi, all pale. I’ve driven sl600 for 20 years. The SL63 is the best. Read More

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

Review By earl

Got the latest convertible poss. Very unhappy about new mercedes going to soft tops. Will never own a soft top convertable. Read More

Review By bassettspa

He’s very good company every day he sent me email with the new car Read More

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

Review By Angelo

I think the vehicle is a over priced. But it looks nice. Read More

2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

Review By charm

I want to buy this car and it is my dream and I want the year of manufacture 2018 Read More

Review By joe

Better than I thought. Great car all the bells Read More

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

Review By Guru9TDTMQ

I owed my 2017 SL-450 for 9 months and it was fantastic! Constant thumbs ups, head nods and convos. Now its time for the s550 cabriolet! Read More

Review By Guru9PDWF2

terrific interior, great engine, reasonably good looking. Too little luggage space with top down, systems, their activation and exactly how effective they are is hard to master. Read More

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