"Great fun for what I paid. SL 600 V-12 is an attention grabber! Still looks good for a 99. Cassette player in truck is junk. Some interior plastic bits break easily. Has a transmission leak that was an obvious issue when I bought the Merc. Not a big deal fill it every spring"
Pros: "GREAT CAR FOR PRICE, GREAT VALUE, FAST, BRAND, TOP"
Cons: "TWO SEATER ONLY"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I HAVE OWNED SEVERAL LUXURY CARS IN MY DAYS, BUT THIS CAR BY FAR IS ONE THAT SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED WHEN DECIDING ON A CONVERTIBLE. ITS SPORTY, AGILE, FAST, FURIOUS, AN ATTENTION GETTER, EASY TO MAINTAIN, AND AFFORDABLE GAS MILEAGE FOR AN 8 CYLINDER. THIS IS MY FOURTH SL I HAVE OWNED, AND WILL PROBABLY ALWAYS OWN ONE FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS ABLE TO DRIVE, THAT IS...."
Pros: "excellent acceleration, functional soft & hard top"
Cons: "Alarm system was "improved" the next year."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"gorgeous styling, real head-turner. The "safety features" turn out to be more troublesome than protective. Once "set," the alarm system keeps even the driver at arms length. More than several times have I accidentally "set" the alarm, then been unable to start the engine...all the while the horn beeps and lights blink incessantly. Dual distributor caps, each directing 4 spark plugs. Enigmatically, water accumulates in the caps leading to mis-fires."
Cons: "very expensive to fix con. top. little.things cost"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Ive been driving mercedes since 1989. First the 560 sl. Then the 500 sl. The power this carhas is unbelievable. It might be expensive to repair , however, they really dont break toooften. My car is 14 years old and gave me great performance. Needed breaks and tiresover the years and is now showing signs of ware. Con top plastic window a mess. Needs new air conditioner. I really dont want to give this car up. But how much $ do you put into a 14 year old car?"