1998 SL-Class

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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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4.9 out of 5 stars

4.9

9 Reviews
4.4 out of 5 starsComfort
4.9 out of 5 starsPerformance
4.9 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4.8 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4.4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4.6 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 stars

Great for a weekend toy

by Ftworthguy from Bedford, TX on October 7, 2009

Kinda hard to get in and out of. Only major problem is the hydraulic cylinders that operate the roof locks go out easily. In my opinion Mercedes should have recalled these because when they bust. It leaks fluid all over those leather seats. Awesome handling and descent power. Cant beat the styling though.

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4 out of 5 stars

love my 500

by jo jo from North Florida on April 1, 2011

Have always wanted one of these. It's a great car for cruising. Love the power. Can't wait to take the top off. And the gas mileage is great considering it's a v8. Wouldn't trade it for anything.

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5 out of 5 stars

Fine grand touring classic

by Neil from Manassas, VA on July 27, 2011

The 1998 MB SL 500 has style and luxury as well as performance and economy...all in one car. The performance is outstanding with incredible low end torque. This is no light weight at 2 tons plus but accerlation is effortless. Smooth ride with bank vault-like quiet performance. At 315 hp & 347 ft/lbs torque it'll get you where you are going quickly and safely. At less than $20,000 for a flawless example, it's a joy to drive and a pleasure to own. You could buy a new one for about $100K or a pre-Chrysler MB SL 500 for a fraction of the price and enjoy it just about the same.

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5 out of 5 stars

Hands down one of theee most powerful & dependable

by Grant17 from Newport Beach, Ca on June 28, 2017

Awesome car with awesome reliability- bulletproof 12 cyl engine. Impeccable sporty and classy looks. Superfast car with unheard of steadiness. Owned Porsches, BMW's and Audi's nothing comes close. the 1998 sl600 the best of the models.

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5 out of 5 stars

Refinement, power and pleasure

by RJ from Chicago on March 26, 2008

The SL style will hold up forever. It it elegant and sporting without trying to hard. Beautiful lines are graceful and you can't help but notice it. The 600 was almost $40K more expensive than the 500 when purchased new. But on the used market it can be had for a few thousand dollars more. The reason, is maintenance is a little higher because of the bigger engine. IE. more spark plugs to change. But minor price for 80 more HP. Either car is great, but if you want to feel the torque of the legendary V12, buy one and you will will not regret it. Fantastic car. Exciting to drive. I stare at it still as it sits in my garage.. Beautiful...

4 out of 5 starsComfort
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4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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5 out of 5 stars

A timeless classic. Quality before Made in China!

by Sanija from Colorado Springs, CO. on October 13, 2017

Love driving it and listining to instrumental music on the factory Bose music system. It's a beauty to look at and awesome to open up on the road!

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5 out of 5 stars

The last of the real Benz SL

by sjkoller from West Hollywood, CA on July 10, 2017

A solid tank of luxury with excellent performance. Has all the technology needed without the plastic and cheap add ons of the later models.

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5 out of 5 stars

Just a fun car

by George from Ocala, FL on August 21, 2017

Again just a fast,fun realible car. Drove it 15 years without a single problem and a mercedes is always in style.

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5 out of 5 stars

Awesome cool ride!!!!

by Carmotion from Valatie,NY on August 10, 2017

This is a super reliable car. Are used to tell people let's go for a ride it's convertible therapy ! Great bose was Soundsystem

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