2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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  • Performance9.7
  • Interior9.7
  • Quality7.1
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incredible power in a luxury package by NEMES1S from Lincoln on 02/15/2011. Trim: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: The power on this vehicle is unbelievable, the delivery is unlike most cars, just a sudden rush of power. I am a huge fan of the styling and the features, not to mention all this can be had on a used car for a very reasonable price.
Cons: gas mileage is awful, build quality is decent, but not for a 100k+ car. I had the car for 4 months and a shock, a few switches and ac compressor needed replaced (6200). If you are going to buy this incredible beast, absolutely must have a warranty! I am also very unimpressed with the stereo and nav, they are both of quality you should see in a car a third the price. I replaced most of the stereo with quality components, and it is great to have sat radio, ipod, and sound quality like the price of this car should have. I also felt the wheels were very boring and date the car, and replaced those as well. I would also like to see a limited slip rear diff, trac light comes on all the time.
Overall review: I love most of this car, it was my dream car in college and now it's in my garage, I am used to Lexus build quality and this car leaves a tiny bit to be desired. Knowing some of the warranty things I would go through and the fuel costs, I would still buy this car. It is near impossible to have a bad day at work when you drive that to work, it would be even nicer in a warm climate where it could be driven year round, but it is part of what I deal with for living in Nebraska
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Run Forrest Run by Fred K. on 02/25/2014. Trim: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Drives great. Puts a smile on your face every time you get in..
Cons: Smile disappears when cd changer doesn't work, put in key and see an error message that flash memory is damaged and being restored, driving lights stay on and you have to manually turn off now, trunk release works every other time, gas filled struts,used everywhere, fail everywhere, hydraulic and air pressure systems fail in the seats, and soft close trunk, leaks in the roof mechanisms, washer fluid says it empty when it's not, license plate light goes out and you find the bulb has gotten so hot it is fused to the plastic lens, a warning shows on the dash - hood is not secure but it hasn't been opened in ten days, just goes away if you clear it. Oh, did I say I've owned the car three weeks?
Overall review: Some Mercedes ancestors are rolling over...
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  • Styling10
  • Performance10
  • Interior10
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation9.0
Scotty the Car Man by Scotty from Atlanta/Alpharetta, GA on 10/20/2008. Trim: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600, Owned 2 years.
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Pros: Styling, comfort, hard top convertable, stero, PERFORMANCE!!!
Cons: I only drive it every couple/few weeks and the tires deflate and TPM system becomes annoying; very heavy car but V12 more than compensates
Overall review: Excellent car! Best of three worlds: coupe/convertible/GT
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  • Interior9.0
  • Quality4.0
  • Recommendation8.0
Great cars like the SL should have less problems and better service. by Al on 08/23/2007. Trim: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600, Owned 2 years.
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Pros: Great acceleration and looks. Very comfortable. Good handling. Great top.
Cons: Had way too many trips to dealership. Problems with turbo, convertibale top, engine light on numerous times for various things. Dealership not up to quality of the car. Hated to bring car in. Always long wait and poor customer service.
Overall review: Many excellent attributes, but not worth the money.
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior10
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation10
From Coast to Opera by Gerald on 06/19/2006. Trim: 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: The styling is sporty and classy it transitions from a great touring automobile to an in city opera taxi very well. The interior is full of leather and handsom wood that gives it a very distinctive and classy look and feel.
Cons: So far therehave been 4 manufacturer recalls.
Overall review: This vehicle far exceeds my expectations. The SL500 is a great example of style, tradition, comfort, beauty, and sheer driving fun. Having owned an earlier SL model Mercedes-Benz is definately heading in the right direction in design and purpose.
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