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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-ClassReview
John writes:
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Unfortunately, the rating system is too generalized. If you are an average car buyer, this is a very challenging car to buy. Compared to its MSRP, it will be an excellent value because it was a well engineered, quality built car but is targeted for New car buyers who trust their dealer and warranty for any troubles you might have. Used, these are hard cars to buy because if you have a problem and cant fix it yourself, you have a world class problem (seems appropriate for a world class car). Ill mention 2 examples. The top and ABC (suspension) Both systems are a marvel, but are a complex, integrated systems and if one of the many interactions is not lined up or functioning properly, the top wornt work and will not work until someone finds where the problem is and fixes it. Just finding the problem can be complex, because there arent any top experts around, like there are brake specialists or radiator specialists. So the dealer turns it over to one of their techs who probably hasnt ever had one of these problems before and even if they have, the problem youre having with the top might be different than the one he fixed last time. The other nightmare issue is the hydraulic suspension. Its the Top problem times 4. This system is four times more complex than the top. (Dealer top repair $4000+. Suspension $500-11,000). If you can fix either of those two things yourself, these cars are the greatest car for the money, on earth. I recommend buying a car you are not going to be afraid of and in this case, ignorance is not bliss. Hope this helps.

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Guru6522M writes:
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milage js way too high for this price range

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
LTRangerJim writes:
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Sweet Convertible — I choose the Mercedes over Porsche 911 and Corvette Convertibles because of the built in hardtop. Other considerations were reliability & maintenance costs. I've only had it a day but I was impressed with all of the features it has and the build quality. Now that I've had the car almost a year I must say that I still really like it. I've had a couple costly repairs water pump & replaced engine mounts and the left rear air shock needed to be replaced. Not unusual for car this old. While the cargo capacity is not great you can get a lot more stuff in the trunk than you might think. I also like how almost all of the interior storage compartments lock. I wish that the interior was a little quieter but convertibles are never as quiet as coupes or sedans. I recently took a long trip (5,000 miles) and on the highway I averaged between 22-24 mpg at interstate speeds. Not bad. Acceleration and handling on this car are really good. Most people are surprised when I tell them this car is 11 years old. Lots of favorable comments when you are driving this.

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

Pros: Hardtop convertible.   Easy up & down.   Lots of storage areas in cockpit.   Heated/Cooled Seats, Luxury.

Cons: No Bluetooth, Gas Mileage could be better

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
Fahri writes:
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Fastest Car I Ever Owned. — I liked everything about this car. Oh man specially on traffic people cant stop looking at it. It is definetely beautiful car. It is a big time head turner. I remember girls at gas station telling me its a nice car and walking away with big all smile. I get so much attention. It might not be good for girlfriend hehe. Because you will get really good looking girls if you are intented to do so..

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

Pros: Super classy

Cons: No cons..

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
jackobo007 writes:
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Great Bang For Your Buck ! — You never know how fun it is to drive until you try the SL. So many cool features, surprisingly good mpg on the freeway. Hard-top !!! you can't beat that. mine had the panoramic hard-top, can't beat that ! If you can afford one, just do it. Cheers !

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

Pros: The best car I've owned so far

Cons: None

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Love It — Its a good car for sports minded people. The car has a good acceleration, braking and handling. I always felt safe in this car and it's always a pleasure to drive the car and have fun. People have nice comments about the car

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

Pros: good summer car

Cons: no cons

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Awesome !!! — This is not a car for just anyone! This is the CAR ! that has it all. The ride ! the look ! and the Power ! with all the extra's Long trips are no problem, with both seats heated, ventilated, and Massage mode, makes any ride a pleasure.

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

Pros: Just Love This Car ! Great in dry warm weather.

Cons: Not so good in bad snowy weather.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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It Looks Amazing. — stuff breaks-get a warranty. Mercedes Benz should bring back the "Orion blue" color, it's the best. Buy used, new is too expensive. Cup holders are annoying because they are in front of the nav. I love this car a lot.

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

Pros: You can put the roof down!

Cons: Stuff breaks

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Absolutely Beastly Yet Smooth And Gentle To Drive If You Wish — Superb acceleration 0-100 near 10 s. almost supercar performance; 0-60 4.3 in my hands. Speed drive shifting is a bit slow by modern standards. Drive it like a pussycat, it doesn't care. It is massively solid (but heavy) tight as an open-top can be and the hard top retractable roof is the best. Interior is spartan, utilitarian German, 2004 exterior styling far better than modern angular looks to me. Is expensive as it is thirsty yet on cruise control at 80 m.p.h. gets over 20.0. Very very fun to drive. BEst feature? Pass anyone any time (foolish amounts of torque - 516 of them).

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

Pros: Massive power, very enjoyable to drive many ways

Cons: Not for the untalented, transmission now dated

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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The Best Of Sl — i really like the car because of its great handling and the rear drive option and the way it drifting around corners and not to forget the speed of 552 bhp and also from 0 -100 km/h in 5.2 sec that's pretty fast

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

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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