2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class User Reviews

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG Review
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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 SL55 AMG Review
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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 SL500 Review
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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 SL55 AMG Review
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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 SL600 Turbo Review
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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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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    A Great Car For The Money! — This is an awsome car! But when she wants her hair and nails done it will cost you! Tires alone are over $1700 a set but it is worth it. There is alot of trunk room for this type of vehicle.

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

    Pros: Looks

    Cons: Maintenance Costs

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG Review
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    Extremely Pleased I Own It. May Be Last Passenger Car I Ever Buy. — Outstanding. Bought certified pre-owned in January of '08 with 15k miles on it. Car now has 85k on it. I take good care of it, drive it hard and still look forward to getting in it every day. Handles great, extremely comfortable (I'm a big guy) and performance second to none I've driven. Have had cops stop me and say, "Well, you were speeding. I'll give you a warning. Just wanted to get a closer look at your car."

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Bring your checkbook.  Pricey to run / maintain properly

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG Review
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    Fantastic Automobile — Fantastic automobile with exceptional performance. The longer I drive the more I appreciate the car. Interior is spacious and designed well with guages that are easy to read. Acceleration is very fast and the car also accelerates well at high speed. Be warned that 80 mph feels like your at 40mph.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance, Handeling, Style

    Cons: Poor Navigation System, Number of small repairs

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    2005 Sl500 Summary — Performance.. needs more hp on the base model. its a heavy vehicle.. so the power to wt ration is mediocre at best. Appearance.. gorgeous, beautiful line.. Interior is fine.. its a convertible.. so the interior needs to be a bit more durable than what i would expect from a Coupe or a Sedan from Mercedes. Its wonderful to drive.. I love it.. the electronic throttle has a bit of lag between the time you punch your foot down. and the car responds.. about 1 sec or so... But then its is a Luxury sports car and not a Racing roadster. If you need a bit more punch to your drive to go up against the Rice burners.. then step up to the SL55 or SL65.. if you have the deep pockects of course

    Pros: style, shape, driveability, technology, convertible hard top.

    Cons: power to weight ratio, throttle response.., price.

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG Review
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    The Most Amazing Engine Ever!! — looks like just your average SL...but with a twin turbo 12 cylinder engine with 604 HP!!!! This car gives you whip lash!

    Pros: Engine

    Cons: average SL looks for $200k

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    2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

    Best Car Ive Ever Owned By Dguzmam3

    Pro On of the best cars I have ever owned. Performance, handling and breaking is truly amazing. I have received several compliments from strangers on how stylish the car is. Con Definitely not a fami... Read More

    2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

    A Touring Salon...or A Powerful Beast? By PhilSyrdal

    Our 1000+ mile trips have been truly enjoyable, easy and comfortable. All the versatility of a roadster/luxury coupe available at a touch. Yet in the lap of luxury lurks a beast if you unleash it. Th... Read More

    2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

    Wow Don't Know What Else To Say, Surprises A Lot Of People By WDB

    Fantastic car, hasn't given me one problem, runs great and super fast but is tame under normal driving - you cruise in style, quite with the top up, great when its warm with the top down, Drive it li... Read More

    Exciting By David_0523

    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

    Car Of Your Dreams By DDF2059

    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

    One Amazing Automobile Nothing Compares By Kyle

    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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