2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class User Reviews

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    85

    So Fun — i love driving the SL500. My dad owns one and sometimes I end up driving it, which is far from a bad thing. First of all, I need to say that the folding hard-top in itself is amazing, not only does it represent some incredible engineering on Mercedes' part, but it's also just amazing to get to enjoy all the comforts of a coupe with all the fun a convertible. Secondly, the car drives incredibly, this may be the base model SL but that doenst mean it's not fast. In fact it's still faster than most other cars youre likely to see on a public road. It hugs the road like its glued there and i have never once felt like I was nto completely in control of this car, but it's still really fun to drive. On top of that, for a convertible it's very comfortable, though I dont know for the long term cause i only take it once every month or so. However, for a Mercedes-Benz, its not as relaible as one might think, bu it's still pretty good. After one year of living with, it's only had one minor electrical problem (that was covered by the warranty), so it's really been prety good overall. Amazing car with suprisingly good gas mileage for a V8, I love it.

    Pros: Fast, comfortable,  hardtop convertible, sex appeal is through the roof

    Cons: Lack of seating capactiy, paranoia that comes with driving such an expensive automobile

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    65

    I Haven't Driven It Long Enought To Say Good Or Bad. — I can't really review my car. I bought it last month and the dealer has had it longer then I have. Drove 125+ miles to buy this car at the Mercedes Benz of Ontario and a day after I bought it, the car started having problems. 1) The light came on stating the windshield wiper fluid was low. 2) While driving, the light came on stating the key was not within rage. 3) the trunk would not stay open. 4) The car pulled to the right, took it to the dealer and a week later picked it up. According to the Service personnal, the problems were corrected and the car was checked for any other issues. The next day , after picking it up, I was unable to unlock the car and was stranded, took it back to the MB dealer. Pick it up a week later, the next day the car would not start...stranded again. That was two weeks ago. My car is still at the Dealer. It is obvious the car has issues, but more so the Dealer. It seems that the car was never checked before the dealer put it out for sale. I've had other problems with the car, but more so with Mercedes Benz of Ontario. I've been over promised by them and under delivered. Except for the service gentleman, no one wants to talk to me. If I can give any one a word of advice, please read what othe people have written about the dealer you are considering purchasing your next vehicle.

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

    Pros: Beautiful looking car!   

    Cons: I think I got a LEMON.  Be careful where you buy the car.  Even if it's a MB dealer, you would be surprise how shady they are.  Especially Fletcher Jones.

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 Review
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    105

    Exhilarating Feeling!!! — Bought the car pre-owned 2 years ago. Love it today as much as the first day I bought it. It is really fun to drive. It had 18K miles on it when I bought it and it now has 37K miles and there have been no issues. Gas mileage on highway is great but if you want to have fun with the car then keep your wallet ready at the pump. Performance is wonderful and ride quality is great. Don't regret the purchase at all.

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

    Pros: Handling, comfort, style, attention magnet!  Highway mileage awesome....23 - 24 MPG at cruising speed....70-80 mph

    Cons: City gas mileage not bad for V-8 but the current gas price is murder...since it only takes premium gasoline....and if you have a heavy foot..you WILL get 10 miles a gallon.  

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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