Solid, Luxury and it does not feel like 30 years old
Vacuum System for Central Lock is not working.
Need new steering coupler.
Engine Mount is worn, judders a bit and squeaks.
Oil Leak (Either Sump Gasket or Loose Oil Filter)
I acquired the wonderful 450SLC from a retired gentleman who used to be an engineer. He has owned and cared for the car for more than 13 years.
The car performed flawlessly from Shrewsbury to London. The power is great when you need it, but I prefer to cruise along, this car is extremely relaxing to drive.
I am a young driver, but I have had the opportunities to drive quite a few vehicle. It feels like a combination of a Range Rover and a W210 Merc we use to own.
The car is not very nimble but the grip is amazing and the ride is unbelievably comfortable, even in the back. The rear room in this car is incredible.
Obviously due to the car's age, there are a few things wrong with the car, but I do not feel this car will let me down at all. It does not feel like it will ever break down. Despite being 30 years old, it feels incredibly solid.
Obviously it isn't as light and nimble as my old car (Ford Mondeo 1.8), but to be honest this car is in a totally different league.
With power also comes price, this car does like petrol, but I don't mind too much as it is being used as a weekend car.
Once you get in the car and go for a drive, you will forget that it is a 30 year old car. I am 20 and this car just feel much newer, it has got 4 electric windows, electric sunroof, electric aerial.
The only complaint I might have is the oil filler cap, which I am not sure whether it should lock or not? Also the headlights, when I was in my Mondeo I have always been frustrated about the lack of light from the headlamps, but this car's headlamp is amazing (a little bit trivial, but I thought I might talk about it, as I am so please with this)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th October, 2008