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One sharp Mama by SL lover, Palm Springs, CA on 01/24/2010. Trim: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: The heavy solid in control feel while driving. The styling is sharp and distinctive.
Cons: Very probmatic. last repair of starting issue, the car was in the shop for 5 weeks and problem never corrected. The A/C evaporator leaked freon resulting in having the entire dash removed to replace it. 3k. The butoons on the climate control stick and not reliable. The throtle body and Airmass sensor electronically died 2.1k grill fell apart .9k washer system needs repair occasionally. the central securty system flaked out and is not operating, very inconvient. Just about every repair i have had to do has had a coomma in it. Expensive to maintain. i feel like i an building a new car. The bottom of the leather leats split at 80 k requiring new seat covers.
Overall review: Despite it's electrical idiosyncraciys, I love the car. The power, ride,handling and apperence make me keep the car despite it's flaws. it fits like a glove.
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classy ride by A CarPoint Consumer on 02/13/2001. Trim: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster, Owned 8 years.
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Overall review: it looks nice and classy
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classic 500sl by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/10/2009. Trim: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Classic styling power to burn
Cons: Repair expenses are outrageous
Overall review: Love the car except for cost of repairs which creep up on you.
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The classiest convertible by Chicago convertible on 10/07/2003. Trim: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, Owned 5 years.
Pros: This car handles great. Women can't get their eyes off of it. The drive is smooth and comfortable. The design is better than the competitors for its year.
Cons: The seats tend to rip easily. The repairs are expensive and time consuming. Its a hard car to work on by yourself considering it's almost impossible to get your hands on a repair manual.
Overall review: The car is great if you take care of it. It's unique compared to its competition. The ladies love the look and the ride. If you can afford it and take care of it, it is an awesome buy.
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The MB dream car! by CBREEZE from Seattle, Wa. on 08/02/2003. Trim: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster, Owned 10 years.
Pros: If one can afford luxury-, this is the car. The performance is excellent and well it is sharp when it comes to eye appeal. Unfortunately even driving it at speed limit – it has a tendency to be ticket magnet. (Not receiving a ticket) but it appears some police don’t have better things to do then to fallow or maybe they are trying to determine if one day they too will get to drive the car of their dreams.
Cons: The only negative point is not finding a great mechanic who is knowledgeable on foreign engines. I have found several who calm they are but if they cannot tell you the manufactured RPM setting, keep looking for another place to have your car worked on. ( It's a tad lower the most engines!)
Overall review: MB 93 SL 500 is a car that has had it far share of time at the mechanic. Once the various important components have been replaced with newer better-manufactured parts, hoes, brakes, UV joints, and the finicky engine light get addressed, it is a find car with the turn intentions of the manufacture. It just may take you time and lots of money getting you there. I would recommend for interested buyers to purchase this car used, ONLY if previous owner can show maintenance record. This way someone else has taken the blunt of maintenance – but will you see a previous owner sell????? Probably only to replace with a newer SL They are great little car . . . older, used or NEW. Happy riding TOP DOWN! At our age the thrills are simply but expensive!
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