1978 Mercedes-Benz SL Reviews from North America

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL SLC 4.5

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles

Summary:

Great

Faults:

The car does idle high, but in drive the idle kicks down.

The seats are a little loose.

There's some rust on the outside of the car.

General Comments:

A very nice car. Overall I would get another one; I just wish that the parts were not so expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2008

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 SLC Gasoline

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired183200 miles
Most recent distance184600 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

The Mercedes 450 SLC, is an extraordinary driving experience for experienced drivers

Faults:

I have only had the 450 SLC Mercedes for a week. Thus far, nothing has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

This is the first vehicle I have owned (some 25 vehicles over fifty-four years), that left me refreshed and invigorated after a thousand mile drive. An absolute dream to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2003

31st Aug 2008, 20:25

I have owned a 1980 450 SLC for 1 day, and the rear brakes drag at times, but this is alleviated by pumping them. Do people think it might be a proportioning valve? Otherwise the car is as smooth as silk and looks very aristocratic.

22nd Sep 2010, 13:09

I'm getting one in a few hours, if the dealership agrees on payment terms. Please pray for me! I thought I have driven a solid car when I bought an E34 525i, the one with an M50 engine! It's a great car, but the Merc 450 SLC... It blew my mind.

I test drove last week and again today! I'm extremely impressed. These are very hard in South Africa! I have an extremely rare opportunity I cannot let go to waste.

I'll let you all know how it drives. I want it so badly! I don't care about poor fuel economy, it's a thirsty V8 what do people expect!

Please guys, pray for me...

Later.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews