"Biggest problem I have had is with tire pressure monitors-optional in 2003 and I wish the original owner had not selected this option. They have not worked properly since I bought the car, several trips to dealer under warranty with no results. Got tired of taking to the dealer. Later learned it will cost $350-400 per wheel to fix!! Would love to simply disable tpm but cannot. Its "illegal" even though tpm was not mandatory on 2003 models."
"I love this car, I bought it in January and it is a fun summer car.It is a eye catcher, where ever you go, people will tell you how much they like your car. It suppose to get 23 mpg on the highway but I got 26 doing 75-79.
What I don't like about it is for a car that cost what it cost new, bluetooth phone and satelite radio should have been standard equipment. My tire sensors were fine with bad tires but when I put all new tires on them, I've had nothing but problems with them when there is nothing wrong. I come to the conclusion that this is a rich mans car and a average guy can't afford the maintance."
"This car is the perfect combination of performance and comfort with a hard top convertible. No other vehicle in it's league offers all three in the same package; and did I mention you can have a full body massage while you are driving! This car looks amazing w/the top up or down and the panaroma room makes it even sexier. Best high performance/luxury/convertible/sportscar ever made!"
Pros: "Hand built SL55 is relieble as Lindberg's Spirt"
Cons: "When it's time to sell - you can't"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I am in agony! It's time to sell my SL55 and I CAN"T DO IT!!! After 28,000 miles of pure joy, love, pampering and 150 MPH ecstasy, (with minimal outpouring of cash) - it's like living with a Las Vegas show girl for the price of a box of candy bars. SURE - YOU GOTTA TIP!!! But GUYS, you own a car you don't want to get out of - not even to go in the house to sleep. Single? Then, take the ladies for a drive - BINGO!!!! You don't even have to ..... and they're calling YOU! T_H_E_Y_____L_O_V_E_____T_H_I_S_____C_A_R!!!!! It's like the closest they'll ever get to a pumpkin carriage - and midnight never comes!!! Repairs? Well I've "gone naked" for 2 years now - NO WARRANTY! So far - expenses normally covered by warranty total $180! That's it $180 - for 2 YEARS!! For a crankshaft sensor that I picked up on line for $50. Worked perfect! Put it in myself - no biggie - the video "how to" was on the internet. Like changing a spark plug - it was so easy. Oh yeah - one other thing - the rear motor mount started to sag creating a slight vibration at 1800 RPM during acceleration until it warmed up. The car had to go on the rack to replace it - $130 - all in. THAT'S IT - 2 years and she still drives like a NEW car. BUT I MAINTAIN HER BY THE BOOK and always at the dealership. IT MATTERS MORE THAN YOU KNOW! I buy my tires at Costco because they have a transferable mileage warranty and I go thru a set every 12k - they warranty for 20k. The other great news - this car was so successful for MB there is now a very competitive after market for consumables and short life parts - means you can maintain your $150,000 vehicle for the same bucks as a guy with a $50,000 Whatever. THAT'S IT - FORGET ABOUT IT. I'M NOT SELLING. Sorry."
"Bought my 2003 used in 2007 with only 7000 miles on the odometer for 1/2 the list price, and have driven it only sparingly since. Had multiple trips to the dealer for, of all things, the tire pressure monitor! They never did get that fixed, and now that the warranty is expired I find the little monitors are @ $300 each, and all four should be replaced. Also the strut that is supposed to hold the trunk lid upright now needs to be replaced. Having said that, the car overall is a pleasure to drive, and as good looking as they come!"