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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2d Auto (1993/K)

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2d Auto (1993/K) - Owner Review

easy to get in and out of.
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Review submitted by
Tim Reardon Smith on

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (89-02)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
retired man of leisure ?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
bit of a poser ?

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes but unless the problem can be resolved then it would have to be a later model.

What are you likely to buy next?
I already have a diesel Audi estate (A4) which is too small and may look for an A6 Avant

Buying experience

3 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,000

When did you buy the car?
December 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
fair

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
no

What was the dealer like?
n/a

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
easy and comfortable

What's it like to park?
so so. will get parking sensors fitted !

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
yes. If used for a short journey (5 - 10 miles) and stopped and then restarted within 0 - 10 minutes she will not start. It appears that condensation enters into the distributors and the only way to get going is to leave the car for an hour or so or remove all the distributor covers and wipe the inside dry. A nuisance to say the least. Has anyone with the pre 93/94 model experienced this problem. Apparently post 92 individual coils were introduced and this solved the problem.

What's most practical about your car?
easy to get in and out of.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
electric roof.

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