The 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Is the Last Old-School Mercedes

  • Publisert 13 dager siden

    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuro

    Runtime: 23:37

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    The 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow was the last old-school Mercedes. Today I'm reviewing this SL500 and I'm showing you all around this great example of the R129 Mercedes SL. Then I'm driving this 2002 SL500 to show you what it's like to get it out on the road.
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Rayban- man
Rayban- man

Wrong Mr Doug the SL had backseats 😒

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Chris L
Chris L

This is a lovely Mercedes SL. I love the design of this one.

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Joe Abraham
Joe Abraham

Euro versions either had standard or as a option, 2 tiny backseats

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RB E
RB E

L This car stars in a music video by Luacris. https://youtu.be/t21DFnu00Dc

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Will Mac
Will Mac

Thanks for ruining prices. Damn it Doug.

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The Scandinavian Gaming Channel
The Scandinavian Gaming Channel

8:53 Doug the kind of guy that spawns clones to make them do his bidding.

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Underbird
Underbird

How can you know so little about cars? I just came back to watch this video and 5 minutes in, I already found countless errors.

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Fjhkkvc Tyuila
Fjhkkvc Tyuila

We need a ferrari fkkk evo review ..

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sebastiano difende
sebastiano difende

Bruno Sacco design the best daimler benz car

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Gordon TheMan
Gordon TheMan

I don't get Doug's problem with the 2gen SL

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ADubTheGrizzy
ADubTheGrizzy

Doug why you review the SL500 roof and buttons, and you don't even get it sideways

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Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas

The best looking and rarest Silver Arrow is one with the Panoramic hard top (at $25,000 how many out of the 1,500 made have a pano? Almost Unicorn Status ) I have a Silver Arrow for sale with a pano and 30,000 miles if anyone is interested. Here's what they look like with a Pano: https://cdn1.mecum.com/auctions/da0914/da0914-192759/images/da0914-192759_2@2x.jpg . Silver Arrows are the only ones with polished aluminum trim around the windows. So forget about dropping on a pano from a regular Sl500. As for handling, all you need is a set of the new Michelin pilot sport 4s tires. Totally transforms the car. Talk about grip! The car corners like the tires have glue on them.

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Антон Рубец
Антон Рубец

Looks like Doug cut his nails very aggressive 🤷‍♂️

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Matthew Kowalski
Matthew Kowalski

Isn't that button that operates the top the same button in your G-Wagen?

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Damian Ball
Damian Ball

For someone who reviews cars you don't really know much. The roll bar shoots up automatically when the car detects a roll. Back seats were available as an option.

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gunnut 77
gunnut 77

So this has the same styling score as a viper gts?

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AS 2212
AS 2212

A rare occasion where other humans participate in a review.

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polar_hutto
polar_hutto

Let’s buy a 50 dollar photo of him! Definitely worth it...

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Ruslan Sosnin
Ruslan Sosnin

In case of an accident, the safety arc is triggered even when it is folded!

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Voltedge
Voltedge

How is the sl500 compared to the v6 in term of reliability and simplicity, considering importing one it looks neat for a weekend drive maximum 200 miles a month

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Bobby Negraia
Bobby Negraia

Comments here are proving how much are Mercedeses loved by their owners (I am talking about die-hard Merc owners!)

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Boris G
Boris G

My dad's old Mercedes from 1990 has this lock sound as well and it is gorgeous, it is so authentic and cool. No car does that sound

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Фолныфко
Фолныфко

what the music in the end?

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Sam Hassall
Sam Hassall

Come on mate. Gotta do the V12?

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RealPowerHouseSL55
RealPowerHouseSL55

Doug your a idiot . You think that's a better car than my 03SL55 your stupid I had one of those and it's not near the car that the sl 55 is. I have watched your reviews for a long time and I have agreed with most of them but you've missed it here big time dude moron

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Maanus Mei
Maanus Mei

Putting a hard top on is a two twins job, who will most definitely scratch your unique MB SL500 :D

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Darkside 91
Darkside 91

1:59...How many times has this guy repeated himself, already?? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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Fernando Barajas
Fernando Barajas

I knew a lady who had a 500 and the dealer wanted $25k for a new engine!! Really!

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Jane Beresford
Jane Beresford

Biodegradable wiring loom good luck fixing that

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Mike Staryk
Mike Staryk

Correction: Roll bar will automatically pop up from "down position" if car starts to roll..

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CRAPO2011
CRAPO2011

By 2000 these things were horrribly dated. The aluminum trim just looked tacked on to me. Having driven a few of these they dont feel sporty (to me at least )but they do feel bank vault solid. SL was special back in the day, no longer the case

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Ashutosh Patil
Ashutosh Patil

the car killed 75 peeps lol

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Fernando Baez
Fernando Baez

Last week an SL73 sold on ebay for 150,000

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Fernando Baez
Fernando Baez

The door pockets, rear storage and center console lock with the door lock in case you wanted to leave your car locked with the top down

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Fernando Baez
Fernando Baez

That vehicle never had a glovebox even in the first version

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Fernando Baez
Fernando Baez

The Roll bar goes up automatically in case of a roll over. There are sensores in the rear control arms, if the car lifts from the ground it Deploys and you have to go through a sequence to reset it. Mine had a damaged sensor so it went up always

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Vasjen Katro
Vasjen Katro

Mercedes W123

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Jens Cristian
Jens Cristian

We can thank the great Bruno Sacco for this beautiful masterpiece. The R129 was one of his best designs.

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sub1legacy1outback
sub1legacy1outback

how many ad's is too many? 3. I just stopped watching once it hit 3 ad's.

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Pan Damasque
Pan Damasque

I'm pretty sure this 4:50 is a Fangio-era Grand Prix car. So '50s, not the '30s.

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HuneyBastard
HuneyBastard

That two-tone color interior was pretty common in AMG models.

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Abbi Ravindhran
Abbi Ravindhran

Doug is the type of guy to get 2 teens to put the roof on the car

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Aluv5
Aluv5

I remember this car from the movie liar liar and fell in love.

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Rui Cameira
Rui Cameira

about the smog detector it´s in case that you drive through a city with high levels of monoxid carbone it warns you so you can close the top and and exaust the air inside, it as filters,but today in europe it´s rare to happen but in the 80´s was comon to happen in some big cities

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Rui Cameira
Rui Cameira

so stupid the protection that was talked in the 80´s is what conects the headrest to the seat ,the other is just for american standarts in europe they didn´t had the 60´s rollbar, and where i live during the day you roast driving without top so every sl i owned just took the top a few days in summer at night ,i live in portugal, and when it came out was very forward car in the 80´s not the 90´s as he says the car his so bad that was sold for more than 20 years ,i saw one in perfect shape with a engine problem that could be fixed being sold for 5 cent´s and it was the top of the line ,the car looked perfect,but it was old 87 one,and before this model came out there was a AMG version of the 500SEC with 6.3L V12 and he says by this time amg didn´t change that much cars AMG stands for the name of 2 mercedes engeniers that were resposable to create a SE from the 60´s the fastest car in the world,how dumb this iliterated guy can be, dougscore?oh,no cup older , the interior that was unique in the world he gives 3 from 10 ,to give a 10 the car must drive to the moon by his standarts and he talks like it´s a 2002 car but as i said it´s an mid 80´s car and there was an AMG version of it in the 80´s the V12 6,3L, so dumb ,is this what in the U.S. you call trailor park trash.it looks like he´s one,regards

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Rui Cameira
Rui Cameira

a friend of mine in late 80´s took a flight out of the highway at 180km/h and roll several times but only broke a bone next to his arm ,mercedes engeniers bought the car to study in germany because they didn´t expect to be so safe in any other car ,with no top he would have died because of only one pilar to the head rest , this doug talks in another video about the new sl and says after the slr and the gullwing that he didn´t remenber the name they do this to the sl ,well he does not know that the sl r is an sl as the mclaren mercedes is also a sl but he´s so dumb that he thinks it´s another model ,the sl500 is like the slr but with less power and no top, this guy don´t have a clue about cars

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

Did the dash crap out? Did the window lifts fail? Does the transmission smoke when driving over 70 mph? Two good things. The paint is amazing. When it ran, it drove very well for a big chassis.

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

Completely dispute the assertion that 90s Mercedes S were designed for durability. They are crap. Do not buy an old one. You will soon hate it, and will want revenge on a random German.

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

I'll dispute the performance assertion. Jump on a 2015 sl500 at 70., you will be at over 100 mph before you complete passing the car in front of you.

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

The 1995 S500 was Hitler's revenge.

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

How many times have the air suspension compensators and the carbon vane pump been replaced?

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

Did the copper oil pipe that supplies oil to the lifters come loose in the head, so that it needed to be reattached for 15 hours of labor?

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

Does the battery discharge after 3 days?

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

How many times has the AC system been repaired? Is the refrigerant still available?

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Buzz Pedrotti
Buzz Pedrotti

What is the repair cost per mile?

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C Morris
C Morris

This reposted?

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Mateusz m.
Mateusz m.

New Miata nd or Mercedes sl500 2001?

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Aspiring Aspie
Aspiring Aspie

My sisters 1995 budget BMW has keyless entry. My budget 2000 Corolla has keyless entry

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Tony Wellington
Tony Wellington

VERY good review doug

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Walter Crim
Walter Crim

Wait a sec! I just saw your review of the 2002 Thunderbird. This is damn near the same car. Just for the other brand's 70 year olds.

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