|11-24-2008, 01:58 PM||#1 (permalink)|
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2008
Location: Little Neck NY
What is the best year for the 500 SL?
I am looking to buy a 500 SL and what is the best years to buy and what are the years to avoid. I am looking to spend around $7K-$10K.
I have a 1972 350 SL and I know parts are expensive and labor by a MB dealer or Indy is not cheap.
|11-24-2008, 04:32 PM||#2 (permalink)|
If you search and read back through previous threads this debate has cropped up so many times before.
My own personal recommendation would be a 1997 or 1998 SL 500 as that was when the car really came together by Mercedes-Benz and just before the Chrysler merger.
I'm not sure what you would get for $7K - $10K though.
|11-24-2008, 05:30 PM||#3 (permalink)|
The best bang for buck is a '97- '98 with xenon's, sport package, and heated seats.
with good miles you'll be looking at $12k to $15k, if not more.
If you do find one for $7k to $10k, you will quickly get to the above prices by correcting the neglected, differed maintenance.
|11-24-2008, 06:38 PM||#4 (permalink)|
M119 is a great engine. 1998 is personally my favorite year.
"Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire." (I came, I saw, I want to go home.)
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