Last post on Jul 24, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Convertible
#782 of 786 Re: speed shift issue with SL55 AMG [cosito1]
Apr 30, 2012 (1:18 pm)
ABSOLUTELY, I find I get better performance out of the sport mode but sometimes use the manual mode just to run the revs up in town to hear the engine note (sweet) However even in the sport mode it can have a mind of it's own like getting stuck in 2nd when performing a kickdown pass. (this happened and I was forced to cycle the ignition on and off to get the tranny to reset WHILE DOING 70MPH. This did work however. Frankly I wonder if the "GO" button under the gas pedal doesn't help to confuse the tranny brain. I ponder if they made any improvements with the new 7 spd gearbox? Anyone?
#783 of 786 Re: 2013 SL550 big time screw-up on styling [georged4]
May 08, 2012 (4:58 pm)
This is another comment from the June issue Automobile Magazine on 2013 SL550's style (http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/1206_2013_mercedes_benz_sl550/):
"Now, if Mercedes could just add the word "beautiful" back into the SL's design brief. The awkward steering aside, the SL's biggest flaw is the way it looks -- it lacks the visual punch of a $100,000 jewel, too closely resembles the cheaper SLK, and is saddled with disjointed front, rear, and sides that look like they were designed by three different people. That is because they were, in fact, designed by three different people. Maybe next time, the Germans will tell us that SL stands for Supremely Lovely -- and they'll make the roadster as beautiful on the outside as it is underneath its skin"
#784 of 786 SLK230 OBD codes...
Jul 15, 2012 (9:53 am)
I have a check engine light on and a code of "25900". Can anyone help me with this? For some reason there is not a place to be found on the web that gives these codes out. Please help.. the car is sluggish, almost like the timing has jumped. idles fine, no noises, just no powere or torque
#785 of 786 Re: SLK230 OBD codes... [pagew]
by claires HOST
Jul 15, 2012 (2:01 pm)
pagew, this might be a good question for our Answers section -- some of our members hang answering quick questions:
After you post your question, you can check for responses by clicking the "my answers profile" link near the top of the page.
Automotive News & Views | Coupes & Convertibles
Jul 24, 2012 (10:07 am)
I have a 1997 SL320 with bad convertible top hydraulic cylinders that I can't afford to replace right now ($3,500-4,000) I am able to raise and lower the top manually, however, the roll bar is another question, can it be raised manually? any replies would be appreciated