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2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Reviews

4.2
Average based on 5 reviews
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This is a GT, not a sports car

by from San Diego on March 28, 2015

This car is a great cruiser with plenty of power and handling to keep it fun. If you are looking for a lively sports car, buy a Porsche, but if you are looking for a fantastic luxury sports convertibl...
This car is a great cruiser with plenty of power and handling to keep it fun. If you are looking for a lively sports car, buy a Porsche, but if you are looking for a fantastic luxury sports convertible, there is no better car. This car is absolutely packed with every option you can image to make you drive pleasant. With the top down at 80mph and the windows up, there is virtually no wind in the cockpit. On cool nights, turn on the airscarf to blow warm air on your neck. The driving experience is impressive. The suspension system creates the illusion of a much lighter car when needed, but gives you that rock solid, heavy Mercedes ride always. This is no light weight machine. The V8 is smooth, but not chest-pressingly quick. Think locomotive, rather than racecar. That is not to say it is slow, but in this day and age of twin turbos, the normally aspirated SL is much more linear in the way it gets to 100mph. All that said, there are some things that Mercedes forgot in 2011. Generally speaking, the interface that houses the navigation system, radio, phone, etc is difficult and not intuitive. As well, the phone interface is maddening and the mic is noise sensitive (not a great feature in a convertible). Lastly, the gas mileage is measured in feet not miles (I average 14.7mpg to work). But, in a car that automatically turns on the air conditioned seats when you remotely put the top down and is powered by a creamy V8 mounted on a truly mind-blowing suspension, the minus fall away pretty fast. After all, this is a Mercedes SL.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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M.B. SL550

by from san Diego, Ca. on July 23, 2010

This car looks and handles beautifully. Unfortunately what M.B. refers to as "safety features" are for the companies safety and not the car owners. The convenience features are about the most inconven...
This car looks and handles beautifully. Unfortunately what M.B. refers to as "safety features" are for the companies safety and not the car owners. The convenience features are about the most inconvenient of any car I've ever owned and the navigation system would make a very expensive paper weight.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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MB BEST

by from albany on August 5, 2010

GREAT VEHICLE TO CRUISE IN TO THE BEACH WITH A WIFE OR THE GIRLFRIEND COMFORT IS GREAT HANDLING IS EVEN BETTER AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU ARE MAKING A STAEMENT BY DRIVING A CAR LIKE THAT
GREAT VEHICLE TO CRUISE IN TO THE BEACH WITH A WIFE OR THE GIRLFRIEND COMFORT IS GREAT HANDLING IS EVEN BETTER AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU ARE MAKING A STAEMENT BY DRIVING A CAR LIKE THAT
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Best Car I've Ever Owned

by from on November 20, 2011

I bought one in Jauary of 2011, and i only drove it once til summer, but i fell in love. This car is awesome, and it's my personal favorite out of the 3 i have. It's comfort, very fast, and quite the ...
I bought one in Jauary of 2011, and i only drove it once til summer, but i fell in love. This car is awesome, and it's my personal favorite out of the 3 i have. It's comfort, very fast, and quite the eye catch.
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Does recommend this car

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Greatest Car I've Ever Owned!

by from Shawano, WI on May 29, 2012

I recently bought a 2011 Mercedes SL 63 AMG. It's performance is amazing. i've never had more fun with any other car. Great for me and the girlfriend. As an 18 year old, this car is beast!
I recently bought a 2011 Mercedes SL 63 AMG. It's performance is amazing. i've never had more fun with any other car. Great for me and the girlfriend. As an 18 year old, this car is beast!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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