2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
There are 5 user reviews for the SL550 Roadster trim shown below
- Excellent quality control!!!
- Could use better gas milage
Purchased As New
Superb ride and quality control inside and out!!! Best Benz I've ever owned. The superb seven speed transmission is flawless.
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Purchased As New
I got chances to own each SL model in last twenty five years. But I change to Porsch 911 in 2006. Even expert people does not highly recomend 09 SL550, but it really makes me happy after first driving it. The handling and engine sound are just like 06 Porsche 911S. The navigation,phone, radio features without touch sreen are history and complicated...maybe I need more times. SL550 phone does not have speed dial list, they need to improve like 08 Lexus LS460 I drive daily, but it has a smart feature like playing music on iphone just after you plug in, do not have to take touch any key on iphone.
If SL550 has LS460 Nav systems. it is the BEST OF.
I really proud of coming back for SL550 after giving up Porsche...read morehide
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- Outstanding Transmission
- could use a touchscreen LCD Navigation
Purchased As New
I loved the 2003 but this one is even better. Redesigned Transmission
gives this car the edge over the competition. I had an XLR which I loved
but the quality and workmanship in this baby just cant compare.
The gears shift and glide without jerking you into your seat like other cars I have driven close to this price range. I will keep it forever get it in red and you will feel like a movie star everyone stares.. Good fortune
to those who buy and drive this baby.....read morehide
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- Acceleration and handling, great looks, the front end now looks like something a man wants to own.
- Command system is still not up to par. SRS sensor failed in first 1000 miles and needed repairs.
The Command System is still the biggest disappointment in this car. It is hard to use and the voice controls are not that great even when the roof is up. The lack of a touch-screen for navigation is puzzling. Anyone who has operated a touch-screen versus the push button arrow knows that the former is superior. Using an I-Pod is particularly frustrating because voice commands will not work. Also, while the bluetooth works fine for every phone I have tried, if you have a "Smart Phone" forget about being able to upload your contact list and address book. It will not work and this is really annoying. I have tested the Ford/Microsoft "Sync" system recently and it is truly a work of genius for a command system that operates climate control, navigation, telephone, and entertainment. Mercedes needs to get with the program and develop a similar system or pay Ford/Microsoft to license the technology. Customers have been complaining about this for too long now....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy while driving sane, better navigation, blue tooth, & Ipod
- Can't find one yet.
The front end, from the A post forward, makes this SL much more robust and likens it to the lengendary late 50's and 60's 300's.
The machine is well tuned and has options, built in, for all types of driving conditions and desires. At over 4,000 lbs. the strength of the car is ever present both in town and on the open road, very tight yet smooth and noiseless.
This SL is another step closer to true perfection in a "hard top roadster"....read morehide
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