- Aug 28, 2007
- 99 SL500, 2014 C250 AMG Sport +, 2016 C220d, Range Rover 4.2sc, Mini Cooper S
I got mine in April for £13k with 36450 miles, full merc service history. No signs of leaks in the boot, unlike others I had seen and blemish free. Wash it every weekend with a jet wash and still no leaks in the boot. 5 owners which surprised me. Needed front suspension boots which I bought on eBay for £69 each and which are being fitted on Thursday with the B Service, and soft close isn't working either so will have that fixed soon. Rear wheel arches are going in for a bit of rust proofing soon as there are very slight marks, so might as well get them done now before they get worse. Apart from that the car smells new and drives as tightly as the cars less than a year old I have owned. I am astonished at the mpg i'm getting at all speeds, much better then my R129 SL500 and my 4.2 super charged Rangie. I'm lucky enough to have one of the best merc specialists around who has looked after all my mercs for years so i'm not continually sweating over the cost of repairs and am not expecting this SL to be anymore of a service/repair cash guzzler than my R129. I look after them and service them when advised to. I'd read all the horror stories about this model and even saw the glee on my specialists face when neglected one's came in for repairs or service, i'm very very glad I took the chance on mine and now my daughters will have one each in my will when I head into the ground, in hopefully many decades to come.Interesting post for use on similar, but dog-free trips. I'm still looking for a 5.5 SL500, but keep getting distracted.
A 2007 380bhp SL500 seems loopy value at half the price of a 911 or a couple of grand less than a Boxster 3.2S.