'95 SL 500 Personal Reviews

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Good afternoon guys,

I'd like to ask any owners of this model, if there are any pitfalls to look out for, apart from it will be thirsty. I'm looking at three cars next week, all around the 100k mile mark, I realise they ain't new, but are they the same quality as my coupe, which I found to be almost bullet proof.

thank you for any input.

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If you do a search this has been well covered giving all the dates of changes that took place over the years, there was a long thread just a couple of months back
 
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Thank you for the heads up, found what I needed back in June 2011 comprehensive write up by r129sl, and a thank you to r129sl for taking the time to write a very excellent informative report.
 

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http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/showthread.php?t=116246


My old thread, with some great help from many forum members. I haven't had mine long but I'm fairly sure it's my forever car. I went for the R129 over the R230 purely on looks and feel. Somehow, to me, the R129 just feels so solid in comparison. In my humble opinion of course.

Oh, and my average fuel consumption for a month is 26.88 MPG. I have a great app on my iPhone called RoadTrip that works it all out.
 
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I got this from a fellow member and it proved invaluable. Not only did it provide some sort of structured check (with the help of a friend) but it gave the impression I knew what I was doing and that helped me when it came to the discussion about price and extras that could be offered. I got a 3 year bumper to bumper warranty.
 

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Had my R129 4 years, early SL300...fantastic car as long as you care for them!
By the way the forums have lots of great people with loads of info on this model :)
 
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Update

Just thought I'd let you guys know, those who are interested that is, that I've found what I was looking for, she's a 1998, 116k miles, with stamps in the book and a folder full of invoices, pano roof, everything works, all the worry lights go out and she goes like a scolded cat, last owner 10 years, not a minter but a very honest car as was the knowledgeable owner, I am very pleased with my new to me car, and here's a couple of pictures of the twins:D

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And the stand for the pano is incredible folds up like my grand children's transformer toys, to the size of one of those compact brollies.
 

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They look just so nice :D:D
 
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They look just so nice :D:D

Must confess to a bit of Peter Pan-ing............. cock-a-doddle do:D

But hey! you plant the loud pedal to the axminster and it gives you the biggest smile ever.
 

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Must confess to a bit of Peter Pan-ing............. cock-a-doddle do:D

But hey! you plant the loud pedal to the axminster and it gives you the biggest smile ever.

All so true :D:D
 

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awesome machines, best car i have ever bought so far.

looks the same colour as mine :)

good work on going for the 500, the first one i went to see was a 500 and i decided there and then it needed to be the V8. anything less and it was the automotive equivilent of going to a brothel for a cuddle.

massive smiles all round. love the noise. We also have a 129/124 stable, only the S rather than the C. 8)
 

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Fantastic quote....still laughing now:lol:

QUOTE: needed to be the V8. anything less and it was the automotive equivilent of going to a brothel for a cuddle.
 

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Fantastic quote....still laughing now:lol:

QUOTE: needed to be the V8. anything less and it was the automotive equivilent of going to a brothel for a cuddle.

i bet you're the bugger that stole the "L500 DSB" off the DVLA reg transfer site arent you GRR LOL [i'm also DSB hahah!]

i made that up myself, i was surprised at its success.
 

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No but I would have if I had known:D...have had my DVLA private plate for 10 years...


i bet you're the bugger that stole the "L500 DSB" off the DVLA reg transfer site arent you GRR LOL [i'm also DSB hahah!]

i made that up myself, i was surprised at its success.
 

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Good. I was waiting to be able to justify the expense later in the year and its gone :(
 


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