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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Convertible
#620 of 786 Re: Mercedes Nut [shoes]
Jun 11, 2005 (2:34 am)
I'm new to this forum and would appreciate your help. I'm in the market for a 2004 SL55. I've got the brochures from 2003-2005. I know, starting in 2004, they went to a 7-Speed Automatic Transmission. And I know, starting in 2005, the Nav. System is done as a DVD.
But, what I'm really trying to learn is what the differences are among the 3 years. In other words, what would I loose by getting a 2004 over a 2005 really?
Thanks in advance for your opinion.
#621 of 786 Re: Stay Light [mpyles1]
Jun 11, 2005 (2:39 am)
Just wondering what you finally decided about the internior. I'm in the market for an SL55 and plan to get the Charcoal interior. But, I also intend to have the Active Ventilated Seat option JUST in case! I also plan to get the Pano Roof.
Any information you can share will be appreciated.
#622 of 786 2000 SLK warning light
Jun 26, 2005 (11:13 am)
I recently bought a 2000 slk and it didn't come with a manual. There's a warning light though on the right hand side of the dash. It's a small circle with an exclamation point. Can anyone tell me what it means?
Jul 04, 2005 (2:12 pm)
Pops is lookin' to move his '88 560SL. Long story short, garage is too full, and he's not putting any time behind the wheel.
Excellent condition, all original equipment, including all rubber. In his words, "it's never seen the rain." 21K miles. Light Blue is the closest color I found on Edmunds appraisal tool, but he calls it Teal.
About 2 years ago, I was with him when a guy offered him 35K for it. Pops thinks he can get about 30 now. I ran it through the appraisal tool here on Edmunds and it gave a seller's price of $9,645. Huge difference.
I've been drooling over this car for a long time. If the TMV is closer to this site's #, I wanna take it from him. No can do if it's in the ball park of 30K.
Anybody have any insight what the real price range of this car should be?
#624 of 786 Re: '88 560SL [rockshocka1]
Jul 05, 2005 (7:08 pm)
Shame on your dad for not jumping on the deal of the century when that sucker offered him $35k. That guy had to be a complete bonehead.
If your dad still thinks he can get $30k for it now, he's in fro a rude awakening. I seriously doubt he could get the $9,645 you calculated through Edmunds. The 560 is hardly a collectors item. In the DC area, I've seen them in the Post for anywhere from $5,000 to $8,500.
#625 of 786 Re: '88 560SL [habitat1]
Jul 06, 2005 (7:06 am)
Talked to Pops this morning & passed on that under 10K was all I've been able to find as value for the car. He told me that his mechanic told him 29K was realistic...last week. Could be this mechanic and the guy who offered 35K both fall under 'complete bonehead' category. I hope so. On one hand, I want him to get as much as he can for it, on the other, if it's under 10K I want to snatch it when I see him later this month.
He lives in DC metro area (mighty Olney) and said he will be putting it in the paper soon. I asked him to give me the mechanic's name & where he works, in case it may support the bonehead theory. Still waiting for the info...
#626 of 786 warning light
Jul 06, 2005 (10:16 am)
From your description,it sounds like the light that comes on when one of your headlights or brake lights are not functioning
Jul 07, 2005 (9:23 am)
The mechanic works at Montgomery Autohaus, and believes that 29K is a realistic number for the car. He pointed to Autotrader as an example of what similiar cars are being listed for. I verified that was accurate. Listing is one thing, selling is another, but there were so many in the same price range, there has to be something to it. Too bad, I was hoping for around 10K.
#628 of 786 Engine Knocking
Jul 07, 2005 (11:47 am)
I recently purchased a 95 Sl 500 with only 47k. My engine generates this knocking sound during initial startup and gradually goes away in about 5 mins. Does anyone out there knows what causes this? The previous owner told me that he used mid grade gas. I'm I stuck with this knocking? It's a little embarrassing..