1987 Mercedes-Benz SL Review

1987 Mercedes-Benz SL 300 3.0 Straight Six from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Straight Six Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class


Sumptuous motoring



General Comments:

This particular car is in good rather than brilliant condition.

The car handles badly (even on a motorway) at speeds in excess of 100mph.

The engine / exhaust noise on a V8 model is better - and probably worth the poor fuel economy.

The interior has lasted amazingly for a car that has done over 110,000 miles. It is spotless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review