Mercedes-Benz SL Open (02 - 12)

Used Mercedes-Benz SL Open 2002 - 2012 review

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(2002 - 2012)
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What used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mercedes-Benz SL-Class sports?

No SL will be cheap to run. Insurance for the SL350 may be the least costly for the range, but it's still in group 20, and the AMG models are even more expensive because of their monumental performance.

Most SL buyers are likely to stick with Mercedes dealers for servicing, which will not be cheap as they are at the very top end of the scale for labour rate charges and parts prices are eye-watering.

At least the SL has variable service intervals, so you should be able to keep servicing to around every 12,000 miles unless you drive the car very hard.

Fuel economy in the low 20s for the SL500 is acceptable, while the SL350 returns around 24mpg. The AMG and SL600 models all struggle to get into the high teens and this will plummet if you make use of the performance. And you will...