1977 Mercedes-Benz SL SLC 4.5L from North America
One of the seats is jiggly.
New transmission fluid.
Turn signal indicator has to be held in place for a L or R turn, doesn't stay automatically.
Sunroof sometimes doesn't open.
Back seat is not in good shape.
Automatic trunk and gas-cap release mechanisms don't work (just use the key like on normal cars).
Muffler is starting to go.
Rheostat failed - easy to fix, cost=$0, if you know what & where it is... it controls the dashboard lights.
The pneumatic seat adjusters don't work automatically
Engine built like a tank.
Handles very well.
Cruises 80 no problem.
Looks like an 80's stockbroker car.
Great car for the city.
Looks good and relatively inexpensive.
Every time I stop for gas or parking, I get comments, ie, nice car. Once I drag raced a newer model Toyota Supra and won. The guy peeled out and we left him burning rubber at the light.
Another time we had a bunch of furniture on the roof and someone tried to drag race us, but we didn't want to lose our merchandise.
The stereo was replaced with a CD-player. The electric antenna is cool.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2002
28th Nov 2005, 16:36
Hi there, can you please provide me with some information on the easy fix for the faulty rheostat on Mercedes SLC. Any help would be much appreciated!
8th May 2006, 13:07
I had the problem with the turn signal not staying on. I solved the problem by replacing the front bushings. I bought my bushings at www.autopartswarehouse.com (front bushings, steering stabilizer, motor mounts = $215.) Dealer gets $500 for bushings and $1200+ for installation.