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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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V8 Power That'll Destroy Your Bank Account — This should actually be a S500 AMG not SL500 AMG. Anyway, add 2 seats and tone down the AMG looks and you get the S Class. There are so many positives (eg 0-60MPH in 6.3 secs, 5litre engine, V8, electronic everything, distronic etc) but unfortunately the negatives hold the upper hand after 3 years of ownership. The biggest negative about any Merc is the dealerships. They will fleece you and rip you off because they know that you're scared of losing that "full dealer service history". So expect to pay $5-10k a year on servicing. On top of that add $3k a year to replace the P2000 tyres etc etc etc. Everything is "an exception to the warranty". Including (no kidding) rust on wheel arches!!! Yes, it's a beautiful car and has a kick-ass performance with top speed limited at 155mph (I've only clocked 130mph - uphill - before I chickened out) without shakes or vibrations - BUT (and it's a big BUT), it'll consume your life and you'll end up enslaved by ferocious maintenance and repair bills.

Pros: V8 power

Cons: It'll destroy your bank account!

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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2004 Sl 500 —

The SL500 was a 92 thousand dollar low production drop top to compete with jags amazing xk and bmws 6 series, now 4 years later I was able to buy my car for about 35 thousand, and only an expert can tell it from new, The SL follows a classic mercedes look, but sadly doesnt look as good as a 645 or a jaguar, which is dissapointing, but the interior is simple, very high quality, and surprisingly safe, in a s550 youd be worried to let anyone below 21 sit in it becuase they might move to quickly and scratch a trim piece, in this everything is laid back. The power comes from a five litre 302 horsepower 339 lb foot V8, with this the car should put c6 vettes in tail light view, yet the mercedes 4300 pound curb weight holds it back to 6.3 0-60 not very fast at all, which is emphasized when you think a 350z with a 3.5 litre v6 with the same horsepower and far less torque will be a 60 more than a half second faster then you, in your hundred thousand dollar sports car but when you start this car up, your not tempted to see what it can do, your more relaxed and opted to marvel as the folding aluminum roof with the full glass window takes its 16 seconds of glory, and glance at the tach to see just 1500 rpm at 70mph, or play with some of the toys like the ride height adjustment. anyway this car puts you in a place where your heart beat is lower than a meditating munk, and that can all be changed with a push of the sport button and a nudge from your right foot, even though it doesnt leap with joy, it pulls strongly all the way to the limiter, and while it does you can enjoy the amazing exhaust note, a strong deep V8 roar that I would put up with an Aston Martin, the great thing about the sound is it appears at the perfect times, at idle, and under power, not intrusive at all. But most impressive to me is the quality this car holds. everything is as good as it can be, the leather is perfect, the plastics are soft and smooth, the metal matches up perfectly, and when you park it you cant help but look back smoothly and smile.

Pros: looks, feel, price

Cons: acceleration, insurance prices

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMGReview
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Way Too Much For Me To Spend On A Car! — I have driven this car many times and I am not impressed. There are scads of features, but good luck figuring out how to use them. Also, the gas tanks are defective and read wrong. The power roof is cool, but the cup holder situation is seriously lacking. This car is just not very practical. It's for the people who need something to show everyone how cool they are.

Pros: Fast.

Cons: Expensive.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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All You Need In A Car — I boughtit back in 2008 with 9000 miles Shipped to here and fell in love with it even more than my SL 500 I installed the sprint booster chip and it makes it a wild beast when I switch it to that mode. Love it, Love it, Love it!

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

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

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

Pros: Retractable roof, looks great, handles extrimely well, looks classy.

Cons: Nothing to write about, absolutely love it

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG Review
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vs2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Convertible
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Power Ranked 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Convertible worse.
"More horsepower"
Back Seats Ranked 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Convertible better.
"At least it has back seats"
Family Car Ranked 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Convertible worse.
"More room"
Would Buy Ranked 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Convertible worse.
"Looks better"
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500 Review
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vs2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG
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Handling Ranked 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG better.
"The cornering package and steering is built more agile in the AMG package."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG worse.
"Room for large luggage"
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500 Review
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Classy fun car. Powerful , fast enough and great safe handling. Mercedes takes some of the fun out of the power since it anticipates out of control behavior and corrects the situation by computer. Best suspension and brakes in the world.
vs2004 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Convertible
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Front Seats Ranked 2004 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Convertible worse.
"10 way power seats with mirror memory and top quality leather and padding."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Convertible worse.
"There is more room in the trunk with the top down or up. Mustang has a back seat which helps."
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG Review
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vs2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG
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Handling Ranked 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG better.
"The cornering package and steering is built more agile in the AMG package."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 55 AMG worse.
"Room for large luggage"
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review
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Best car for the money between 15-20k nothing can beat the quality
vs2007 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe RWD
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