Cons: "must be stopped to manually enter address on GPS"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This time I compared to a Maserati and Porsche. This is my 6th SL ... I have also had 5 Jag convertibles and a BMW 650.
The Porsche had a weak engine sound, had an uncomfortable seat, no room for my golf clubs .... and while new for 2013 ... still looked like the aged porsche.
The Masserati was just plain old. Sexy in appearance and sound, but reminded me of the first BMW 645. They discount these cars so the Maserati, Porsche & Mercedes were all within $5k.
The Mercedes has a trunk that hold my golf back with the top down ... the distronics really works. The car is a low 4 second car to 60, but in florida, there are no winding mountain roads, so I did not rated any of the cars on cornering. The interior is great and the high tech the most intuitive of the bunch. My car has all the options including the spoiler on the trunk. What a car."
"Purchased a highly optioned SL550 on a whim and I'm now essentially spoiled for future car experiences. I've owned several Mercedes' but this is my first SL. The vehicle is simply awesome. Engineering, interior materials, safety and luxury features and design are superlative. Engine performance is astounding---Short of being on a track regularly, I can't imagine that the SL63 AMG is appreciably better, in a practical sense. The Bang & Olufsen sound system is outstanding and makes the driving experience that much more special.
Having a 4-Matic drive-train (with proper tires) would allow for year-round enjoyment in the northeast, but other than that, I'm not sure that I'd change much.
The SL is clear proof that it is not possible to over-engineer a vehicle."