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Brilliant car buy or money pit?
davidinhull - 10/5/18 at 07:39 PM

Bought a new daily driver
Mercedes-Benz SL500
2002 5litre V8
What could possibly go wrong!!!

CosKev3 - 10/5/18 at 08:05 PM

Becoming bankrupt from the fuel costs will be pretty high on the list!!!!

Theshed - 10/5/18 at 09:06 PM


nick205 - 11/5/18 at 08:59 AM


My Dad had an SL500 for a couple of years. Didn't get to drive it myself, but it was certainly a nice car to be in.

I suspect the fuel bills will get tiresome and if it goes wrong the repair bills will probably be hefty as well. My Dad found a local independent garage specialising in Mercs, their labour charges were certainly more reasonable than Merc main dealers.

I don't know your area, but I'd suggest looking around for a suitable independent garage to help you out as/when needed.

[Edited on 11/5/18 by nick205]

Theshed - 11/5/18 at 09:26 AM

The 1995 version had a bio-degradable wiring loom! and....double glazed door glass. Fantastically complex toy

davidinhull - 11/5/18 at 06:19 PM

After just a week, I am getting the impression I will be getting quite well acquainted with the petrol station staff!