2003 Mercedes-Benz SL Reviews from North America

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired13400 miles
Most recent distance22500 miles
Previous carJaguar Jag

Summary:

Terrible

Faults:

Air bag module failed: $2,700.

Front struts failed: $700.

2 trim pieces fell off: $1,000.

Starter failed: $1,300..

All within 9,000 miles of driving. Local dealer service was awful.

General Comments:

Buy this car only with a warranty that will last until you sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th June, 2010

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL AMG SL55 Renntech Edition 5.5

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

FAST

Faults:

Nothing absolutely perfect.

General Comments:

I would recommend this car to anyone, extremely fast and well worth all the money spent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2004

31st Mar 2008, 11:35

Probably has an old Diesel Merc.

9th Jan 2011, 18:27

I have a 2002 SLK 320. Just a dream.

The good: was recently rear ended by a 98 Honda at approx 45 mph. His car was a complete loss, and my SLK trunk lid was misaligned, and put a small crease in the rear quarter panel.

The bad: Cat back replaced at 30k, ignition switch needed rebuilt (not a stock item) at 70k. 1k in parts and labor. Needs more leg room than provided. I will definitely buy another one soon. Tough old bird.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews