1993 Mercedes-Benz SL Reviews

1993 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 SEL Big V8 gasoline from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Big V8 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance64400 miles
Previous carChrysler Concorde


This car is a driver's dream - ultra sexy


I inherited the car from my mother in late 2007. She had had some engine trouble and put $6,000 worth of repairs in it. I believe the problem was that the car wasn't being driven like a Mercedes 500 SEL should be driven, nor had any fuel injector cleaner been used. So, when my mother was in the hospital I drove this car and added cleaner and have had no further problems.

General Comments:

The Mercedes Benz 500 SEL handles beautifully. There is faint highway noise, but nothing bothersome. It drives like a dream, mileage could be better especially in this market, and really settles in at higher speeds.

It's heavy and well-built. I've always felt safe in it -not like a Honda or Toyota, both of which I've owned.

My step-father paid close to $100,000 for it new - at least that's the story. If he didn't he paid close to it. This car has every bell and whistle on it. The sound system is unbelievable. It is extremely comfortable on long trips. So what if it only uses Premium gas - we don't use it all the time. We have a pickup that also fits our lifestyle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd June, 2008

1993 Mercedes-Benz SL 500SL from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz SL




No real problems yet.

General Comments:

Excellent, well engineered vehicle.

Represents a bargain on the used car market now that new SL is out.

Feels very solid and secure on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2003

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews