1999 Mercedes Benz Sl Class
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Simply Fantastic

by from Sacramento, CA on May 16, 2011

This is the second one I have owned. I used the first as a long distance commuter and put 158,000 trouble free miles on it. I found another with only 40K on it and could not pass it up. Looked at Vett...
This is the second one I have owned. I used the first as a long distance commuter and put 158,000 trouble free miles on it. I found another with only 40K on it and could not pass it up. Looked at Vettes, but came running back to the sl500. The interior and build quality is superior.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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A Fun Car To Own

by from Franktown, Co on October 21, 2011

I can not believe that these cars, SL 500 & SL 600, are so inexpensive to buy. Our '99 SL 600 cost over $130k when new and we bought it for under $20k. It is like a new car in every respect except for...
I can not believe that these cars, SL 500 & SL 600, are so inexpensive to buy. Our '99 SL 600 cost over $130k when new and we bought it for under $20k. It is like a new car in every respect except for the price. The car is a dream to drive, looks outstanding, has many more safety features than newer cars and unlike many older classic cars all items in the car work. The exterior and interior of this car are both amazing - I encourage you to buy as nice an SL 500 or SL 600 as you can find, you will not regret it!
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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Quick car

by from Nevada City, CA on July 29, 2011

Vehicle very quick and responsive. Handles sharp winding roads with power to burn. Better fuel economy then I had expected. Low to the ground, watch out for parking curbs, bumps or road debre.
Vehicle very quick and responsive. Handles sharp winding roads with power to burn. Better fuel economy then I had expected. Low to the ground, watch out for parking curbs, bumps or road debre.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Awesome Car...

by from Kentucky on November 7, 2013

Although this is my sixth Mercedes, this is my first SL. I was lucky to find a well cared for LOW mileage (less than 25K) car. The fit and finish are Mercedes quality as well as is the performance. I ...
Although this is my sixth Mercedes, this is my first SL. I was lucky to find a well cared for LOW mileage (less than 25K) car. The fit and finish are Mercedes quality as well as is the performance. I am very pleased at the smooth and solid ride the car provides that definitely rivals my 300SD. As with ANY vehicle, just be certain to be aware of the history of the car and don't be afraid to ask questions as it may save you headaches later. All in all a NICE car....
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Does recommend this car!!

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SL - History in the Making

by from ChiCAGO on August 11, 2009

The SL is an automotive icon. It all started with the SL gullwing in the 50's. This car is rock solid. It should be because it weighs in over 4000 pounds. The V12 is incredible. You can grab a great d...
The SL is an automotive icon. It all started with the SL gullwing in the 50's. This car is rock solid. It should be because it weighs in over 4000 pounds. The V12 is incredible. You can grab a great deal on the used SL market now. V8 is nice too, but V12 is pure music when you hear it rev. V8 was $90K new, the V12 was over $120K new.
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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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A true roadster. Fun and reliable.

by from New York, NY. on November 14, 2015

I havve owned different exotic cars over the years, but once I test drove the R129 SL I just had to have one. The handeling is uncomparable. The way it makes you feel is unparallel. Once you own one y...
I havve owned different exotic cars over the years, but once I test drove the R129 SL I just had to have one. The handeling is uncomparable. The way it makes you feel is unparallel. Once you own one you will never want to part with it. I guess that is why it is so hard to find one. The styling and the reliability of these cars is nothing short of a miracle. These are the last of the hand built roadsters, so if you are lucky enough to find one - BUY IT, You will never regret it.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Junk on Wheels

by from Miami, FL on September 30, 2010

The convertable top, transmission, and electrical system breaks down all the time and is very expensive to fix.
The convertable top, transmission, and electrical system breaks down all the time and is very expensive to fix.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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The most wonderful example of German engineering.

by from New york on September 15, 2017

This car more than exceeded any expectations I had. I always used mechanics to service my cars. But with the SL500 I wanted to do it my self. It is so simple and easy to take care of it. I absolutely ...
This car more than exceeded any expectations I had. I always used mechanics to service my cars. But with the SL500 I wanted to do it my self. It is so simple and easy to take care of it. I absolutely love this car. Highly recommend it. Just look for one that has been taken care of the mileage does not really matter with these cars.
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Very solid ride and classic in design

by from Mpls Mn. on September 15, 2017

The car delivers exactly what I expected. Everything checked out as advertised. Everything works and performance is excellent.
The car delivers exactly what I expected. Everything checked out as advertised. Everything works and performance is excellent.
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Reliable and fun to drive

by from Tampa Fl on June 22, 2017

If I used this car more I would keep it. It drives, handles and is great on a long trip. Quality car!
If I used this car more I would keep it. It drives, handles and is great on a long trip. Quality car!
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