"I’ve owned the car for 14 years. It has been free of mechanical issues other than normal service requirements. The paint still looks like a new car, interior is all original and everything works. We have a 2018 Toyota Avalon and the Mercedes seems ancient by comparison. The 500SL is an enjoyable car to drive, ample power smooth impressive acceleration and still gets 20 mph on premium fuel. It’s not a performance sports car but it is still a joy to drive. We’ve enjoyed the car from the day we bought it. It is primarily a 3rd car only has 85,000 miles. "