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Hello from a new SL 500 owner

I just picked up my 2006 SL 500 and thought this site wld be a great way to meet and learn from other SL owners.

I am transitioning from BMW-land though I will admit to keeping my old BMW convertible for sentimental reasons. I considered sticking with BMW, but I dislike the styling of the 6-series convertible and find the new 3-series to pale in comparison to the E-36 or E-46 versions. I had driven a friend's 500 in the past and always enjoyed it so I decided to go for this car.

Initial impression is positive. It's a beautifully styled car. I held out for a model in pewter, which I think is a standout color. Interior is very good. Minuses: the sound system is disappointing -- which might be due to a blown speaker -- and the navigation system is subpar.

Main difference for me is the weight of the car. It is much heavier than my BMW and feels it, especially for starting and stopping.

I wld be particularly interested in the thoughts of other BMW owners who also have SLs.

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