2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class User Reviews

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    2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    65

    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

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    45

    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 SL500 Review
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    55

    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 SL500 Review
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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 SL55 AMG Review
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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 SL500 Review
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    65

    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 SL55 AMG Review
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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 SL55 AMG Review
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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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    2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG Review
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    Was Lucky Enough To Find One With Renntech Exhaust, ...great Sound, Truly Fast.... — Had an 01 sl500, nice & smooth, strong car.Repairs were reasonable and few... The amg is Significantly more but is one pissed off bigger brother. Much more power,Appx 66% more power, and 66%momoney Panoramic roof option great, push button start, overall great vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: power, feel, look,

    Cons: cost, cost, cost

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    2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    75

    Agent Slick's White Beast — Is a Beast, it ain't quick, but give it a few seconds and you'll hear the engine roar when I am passing next to you and... don't worry, you'll have time to read the license plate... Yup... AGT SLCK... If you want to know the MPG, then you must drive a Prius... this car is all about Style and Power...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Comfy luxury and Pep

    Cons: I got a ticket about 2 weeks after I bought it

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    The SL63 is in the AMG family which means you get power and looks. The 7 speed transmission is the first automatic I've ever owned that never paused between down shifting. The vehicle is pure pleasu... Read More

    2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

    Silver Arrow - Special Edition By bobkat

    If you want a fun and spirited car to drive around town - or on the highway, consider most any model of Mercedes SL. There may be some years they were not so great, but generally any model of SL will ... Read More

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    There is not one negative thing I can say about this car. Not only beautiful, but a full blown race car as we'll. With a quick ecu tune you are the king of the highway. And the sound is most imp... Read More

    2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

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    Mercedes out did their selves this time one amazing ride. Transmission is so smooth you can't feel it shift. Acceleration is instant not hurky jerky break your neck fast but put you in your seat rocke... Read More

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