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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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A Lovely All Year Around Car For Two People. — When I grow old and the kids have moved out I would not mind buying something similar again. Mercedes must improve the quality if I am to consider an SL 55 again, and I truly hope they do because it is a lovely car.

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

Pros: The perfect car for two people that wants it all.

Cons: Quality is not good enough.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Excellent — This is a launch Designo edition of the current style of Merceds Benz SL. The color is Launch Edition green which I think is beautiful. It is a sure pleasure to drive. On mild days it really a pleasure to pop the top and enjoy my commute throught the hills and back country home.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Pleasure and Pride of Ownership

Cons: Fuel Mileage

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Great Car If You Don't Have To Take The Kids With You. — This car is incredibly well built. It looks extremely sharp and drives better than any other car I have driven. It gets lots of compliments and makes me feel good when I have the top down even if I've had a stressful day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Enjoy a nice day with the top down. Always puts a smile on my face.

Cons: Only 2 people fit.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Gotta Have One For Awhile — The car was a blast to drive and looks great when you drop that top. Handeling could be better but a blast at the stop light. It loves to sip the gas for sure and the supercharger developed a whine that Mercedes would not fix.

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

Pros: fast

Cons: Costly

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Best Car — Very good power and pick up. Also breaks very good. Built to a whole new standered. Love it. Cost a lot to maintain but is worth it. Tons of fun to drive. Best Mercedes ever built. Good job Daimler. Awsome.

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

Pros: Fun

Cons: Fuel Economy

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Sl55 Amg - Spitfire On 4 Wheels —

The SL55 is like nothing else, classy, elegant, refined, yet at the same time exciting, unfeasibly fast and sounds like a spitfire. And the folding hard top is a work of art. The 4.5 seconds to 60 really is not indicative of the car's power. You only really get the feel for the 500 hp and 700+ nM of torque once you are accelerating at higher speeds. It accelerates from 60-120 like a decent sports car accelerates from 0-60. And the sound it makes getting there will put a mile wide grin on your (increasingly distorted) face every time. Obviously a car with no compromises comes with a few compromises in the real world, namely the cost to buy the car and the fuel economy. You can get over 23 MPG if you cruise cross continent, but driven aggressively (you'll need to be brave to do this), you can get into single digits. But if you can afford a 55AMG, you won't give a damn about the consumption, and the acceleration and the noise are extremely addictive... In terms of practicality, it's got a large 235 litre boot, which is very big for a sports convertible. When the roof is stored in the boot, you can press a button to give better access to the luggage area. The roof is fast and looks great up or down. You can even operate it from the key. Mine also has keyless go, which is very nice, just press the big button on the gear stick and the V8 rumbles to life. The AMG speedtronic box with it's paddles behind the wheel allows you full control when you find a nice twisty bit of country road. In terms of comfort, it has heated massaging seats and 3 memory settings which store seat position, side mirror position, steering wheel rake and reach and even rear view mirror position. In summary, if you can afford it, buy one. Just a shame they have replaced the SL55 with the less torquey and slightly odd looking SL63 AMG...

Pros: awesome power from supercharged 5.5 litre V8,

Cons: she's thirsty

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Fun Supercharged Car — Really loved the supercharger in this car. Fast Car, nice two seater. had it in black in the desert - not recommended! The supercharger had a squeak when the clutch kicked in on it, but everything else was just a lot of fun.

Pros: fast car, power hard top was great, looked fantastic

Cons: first year of this model had some bugs in the power system for the top,
squeal of the clutch on the supercharger

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Makes Every Journey Special — Looks fantastic. Drives well. Loads of kit, Sat Nav, Keyless, Audio, Cruise, Seats, Air, Roof, etc. Quick but not a 911. Agile but more GT than sports car. Ride comfort is very high even on sport settings. Sound of V8.

Pros: Fast, good looking, solid, full of toys.

Cons: Interior trim is a let down. Can't switch off stability control.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Mercedes-benz — Love the drop top on this car! Handling is second-to-none, however acceleration is a bit weak when compared with the sl55 amg. many mechanical issues! ...but a Mercedes-Benz through and through!

Pros: sexy,drop top, fast, handling

Cons: reliability

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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My Baby — I love this car.....ill NEVER! ever get id of it.....its really sentimental because my grandfather bought it for me for my first car and i could never part with it....its one of the most beautiful cars on the road in my opinion........

Pros: beautiful,stylish,exclusive,fun to drive

Cons: cant think of any...........

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