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




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




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