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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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18 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz SL Open.
  • 500 2dr

    richard yates , bucks . Date: 05/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Long-legged luxury, quick and nimble for such a heavy car.

    Electronic aids flatter the driver.

    It wants for nothing. MB have thought of just about everything (except a 12 volt accessory point) including an input for an external audio source like an Ipod.

  • 500 2dr

    BRUCE GUDGEON , U.S.A. . Date: 29/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I HAVE AN '05 SL 500. 18IN WHEELS. PARKTRONIC, BI-XENONS. DVD COMMAND SYSTEM. OTHERWISE, IT'S STANDARD (US) SPEC, WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH A "FULL HOUSE" VEHICLE.

    THE CAR RUNS GREAT...VERY QUIET, NO WIND NOISE WHEN THE ROOF IS UP. VERY ECONOMICAL (RELATIVELY), AS IT GIVES ABOUT 24MPG ON THE OPEN ROAD AT BETWEEN 70 TO 80 MPH.

    QUALITY OF BUILD IS SUPERB. NOT EVEN THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF A RATTLE, EVEN WHEN DRIVING ON VERY UNEVEN SURFACES, AS US ROADS TEND TO BE IN THE COLDER CLIMES.

    PRICE IS VERY GOOD...IN GBP, WORKS OUT AT ABOUT 49,000....OUTSTANDING VALUE!

    HOWEVER, THERE IS NO "SERVICE PLAN" WITH THE CAR, WHICH WOULD MAKE LIFE EASIER.

    DISLIKES: ALTHOUGH THE BRAKES WORK VERY WELL, ESPECIALLY IN WET CONDITIONS, THE BRAKE FEEL IS AWFUL. MERC SHOULD THROW SENSOTRONIC OUT THE WINDOW. ALSO, THE "FAKE WOOD" TRIM IN THE VEHICLE LOOKS CHEAP: MERC SHOULD GIVE AN ALUMINIUM TRIM OPTION.

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