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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-ClassReview
GuruHDJ8L writes:
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Love this model. Unfortunately looks like vehicle’s suspension has been lowered. Other than that over all vehicle looks great. This type of vehicle model, changing it’s natural features makes it useless...

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John writes:
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These are excellent used cars if you find the right one (do your research). If the car has thorough and detailed service records and the seller loved the car, they likely attended to what was needed. The challenge with these cars is they have complex systems (suspension, top, brakes, fuel) and they are getting to the age where renewal is required and thats expensive. If you can do the repairs yourself (and enjoy it) they are great cars to have. If you need help from a dealer or independent mechanic expect long repair stays and large bills. Also, the fluid seals dont last long , so expect driveway oil cleanup or expensive replacements. Otherwise these cars are well engineered, well executed and a great value for a moving art piece.

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Murph7717 writes:
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I Don’t Like The Interior Color. Yes, It’s a Very Nice Car & Good Value

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Guru7LBW3 writes:
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I have wanted one of the 2003-2008 models for the last 4 years, hopefully this may be the year I get one!

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Donnie writes:
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I love the car and believe it to be a strong value. I am specifically looking for two options that this car does not have. A/C front seats and Bluetooth.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Sporty, Fast Two Seater Convertible Luxury Car — Supercharged 5.5 liter delivers 493hp which takes this car to 60mph in 4.5 seconds. When it was first produced this was rocket fast, but today is a second off the standard. The Interior appointment is drawn from the top of the line S class has all the bell and whistles. Air suspension, parktronic sensors, Radar assisted cruise control and many other features that are only today available on other brands. The AMG Sl has used 3 power plants. The early versions used the 5.5 liter supercharged motor then in 2009 Mercedes introduced the normally aspirated 6.3 v8 to the line and in 2013 the 5.5 liter Biturbo was selected. All are great vehicles but the new 2013 and later versions incorporate more aluminum and carbon fiber to help reduce the weight of this car.

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

Pros: These cars are well built and designed to last so they are a great buy in the used market.  You can find them for half to one third of their sticker price of $125,000.

Cons: This is a heavy car and its track performance is second to BMW's and other lighter vehicles

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Great 2 Seater Convertible With All The Get Up And Go You Want — The SL55 AMG is high performance, well built luxury car. Much of the interior features are taken from the top of the line S Class car. The SL is a very popular 2 door that new cost in the $125k to $140k range, but are widely available in the used market. These cars can be purchased for half to one third of their sticker price and will run trouble free to well over 100,000 miles.

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

Pros: Great buy in the used market.  Great fun to drive.

Cons: Once you have owned one you will be hooked.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 500Review
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Wow Sexy — all around class and power, sexy and top down or up the car speaks for itself, fast and smooth, style and sporty, at high speeds or slow speeds the car feels great, new tires new rims and tints, clean and well maintained.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: just look at it the car speaks for it self

Cons: none

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL AMG 55Review
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Powerful Black Beauty!!! I Love This Car. — For the money there is no replacement for this car. Its in a class of it's own. The SL55 has a big power plant that take you anywhere you want to go as fast as you want to go, but still has the luxury mercedes feel. The look is just Crazy it is just Sick! I love the way its blacked out, and the satin black center and gloss black lips on the wheel are tastefully done. The no emblems was definitely a great idea as well. The suede inserts in the seats look stock. Great Job!! This is truly a hot car and it will sell fast.

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

Pros: This car is awesome! it has plenty of power and great throttle response with great breaking. Its definitely a head turner, people love to stare and conversate about it. It is tastefully done.

Cons: No back seat for the kids.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 600 TurboReview
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Cruising Has Never Been This Good... —

An wolf in sheeps clothing. This is what the SL600 is... With the standard SL500 body and trim, this car is one of the most understated supercars on the market. However, it beats Porsche 996 Turbo's, annihilates BMW M5's and can surely be classed as one of Merc's finest production cars to date. With 368kW under its hood, this bullet (a 2-tonne bullet) catapults itself from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.... thats if the wheels can get enough grip. Brakes on the car are amazing, with solid stopped guaranteed time and time again. Track driving with disappointing. The car was amazing in straight line speed (keeping up with a Lambo Gallardo), but unfortunately its weight and the cornering proved just too much for the brakes and tyres. However, acting like a wannabe "Gone in 60 Seconds" racer on William Nicol proves to be monumentally exciting, and acceleration is relentless, all the way to the 250km/h limit. The build quality is fantastic, with seat cushioning made from amazonian coconut husks, and nappa leather draped all over the dash, middle console and suede roof lining. The cost of owning one of these machines has never been so cheap. Coming in at around R500k-R700k, you have a car that will give most supercars a run for their money, with the comfort and elegance you'd expect from a Bentley.

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

Pros: Wanna be a drag racer? This is the answer...

Cons: Not built for track use.

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Review By GuruM543B

has it all, style, power, a classic in the making. Read More

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Nice car but white is not my first choice. This car should be kept inside polished and shined not outside in the weather as the finish is getting dull. The car has been there a while but they wont dea... Read More

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