It is also very economical getting between 22 and 30 mpg. Throttle response, while not instantaneous, is much better than a turbocharged unit. It is so easy to slide into compared to other two door sports cars. Styling has held its appeal, and people still mistake it for a much later model. The slushbox responds quickly to enthusiastic jabs at the throttle and holds each gear well when the gear selector is rowed up and down the gated shifter. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. From a stop, it always launches in second gear.
The engine is not overwhelming but powerful enough let you know it can accelerate hard, and with the supercharging can get you flying down the interstate quickly. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. Mine does not have seat heaters, a feature I really miss and I recommend anybody getting one to check for this feature if you are in northern latitudes. So Mercedes does have a history of building sporty cars. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. It is agile, fast and safe plus so much fun to drive.
I bought it with 42,000 miles. In doing so, the two-seater makes compromises - some good, some not so good. But overall -- lotsa fun, continued admiring looks, and a good choice at a good price. Still has original exhaust system and we drove it through 6 New Hampshire winters!!! I'm glad I bought this one. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. However, the automatic does suffer one problem common to all Mercedes. The hardtop provides a snug, quiet, weather-resistant cabin for two, eliminating the inevitable flapping, fading, tearing, vandalizing, etc.
TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. One weak area is the cockpit upholstery and door panels; some of the early ones deteriorated early, yet mine is fine so far. Over 30 mpg on the highway and mid 20s in town. However, despite the fact that it was a very small sports car, it protected its occupants from any harm and was in fair shape after the accident. Putting the top down took less than 30 seconds--I actually put it down while at a traffic light--real cool. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
At 69 years my wife and I can still get in and out easily as the doors open wide. However, with the roof stowed in the upper portion of the trunk, capacity is down to a paltry 145 litres 5. I tested both the 5-speed automatic Canadian version and the 5-speed manual destined for Europe. It would heighten the sensation of response with only a slight fuel economy penalty. But when it's clean and shiny, and the air is cool, ahhhh. This one is as much fun but so much easier to operate.
The previous car was T-boned and declared a total loss unfortunately. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557300217604 ; listingsSearchManager. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. The hardtop is safe and is powered, so comes down or up quickly. There are two very wide doors and large bucket seats for the stoutest fan. Almost hitting 200K in miles and still running good.
I wish it were in my living room. Just beware that the convertible hard top cylinders can be an expensive problem to fix. I loved my 190sl and the 230sl's I have owned. Very little upkeep if you just follow the manual, which actually recommends oil changes every 13K miles. And for a 19 year old vehicle in pretty darn good shape.
In truth, one other manufacturer could do it — Lexus. A good, low mileage one of these is an absolute bargain. A little harsh around town, on rough roads. It is not very economical getting between 19 and 22 mpg. Until you mash the throttle. The premium Bose sound system is excellent. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter.
With the roof in place, its trunk capacity is a substantial 348 litres 12. The hardtop is safe and is powered. . I don't go that far, maybe half that far and I use the best oil I can find. It folds away quickly, easily.
It has been quite reliable hope I don't regret putting that in writing! SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Headliner finally fell down last year and the interior paint on dash flaked off 12 years ago and the seats both split along the seams at the same time. An automated orchestra consisting of one high-pressure hydraulic pump, five hydraulic cylinders, multiple hinges and two catches raises and lowers the roof in a perfectly conducted six-part minuet. It all started innocently enough last year. This is the true art of German Engineering.