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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL320 2d Auto (5) (1996/P)

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL320 2d Auto (5) (1996/P) - Owner Review

Long distance cruiser and great in sunny weather with the hood down.

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Review submitted by
Robin Mead on

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (89-02)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not sure really. It's a car I have always liked and can now afford.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
The automatic folding roof always makes people stop and stare.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes it is a cracking second car for having a bit of fun in.

What are you likely to buy next?
My main car is up for renewal next year - not sure what I will go for at the moment.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Buying a 19 year old Mercedes is always going to have an element of risk. This one had full Mercedes service history but had not really been driven far over the past 5 years.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I had always wanted one but they are now ridiculously good value for money. Make sure you spend time looking at a selection before you buy.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
This car is great when wafting along. The twin cam engine likes to rev and makes a fantastic noise.

What's it like to park?
Its ok but it does have a very long bonnet and it is difficult to gauge where the front of the car ends!!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Had new wishbones and ball joints but apart from that it has been faultless.

What's most practical about your car?
Long distance cruiser and great in sunny weather with the hood down.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The roll over bar!

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