stefank Posted March 23, 2005 Report Share Posted March 23, 2005 Well, it’s been one year now I drive my ´96 SLS, time for a short summary. Car bought used from a 78 year old retired MD with 37,000 km (23,000 mls) on the clock. Always serviced by the dealer and parked in a heated garage. I use this car for my daily commute to work, mostly german autobahn driving. As of today, it’s got 78,000 km (48,500 mls ) on it now. My average fuel consumption is about 10 l / 100km (24 mpg). Oil consumption is very low at about ½ l (1 qt) every 5000 km (3000 mls). I change oil and filter when the oil life indicator starts to pop up at 10%. Usually I have covered 11,000 km (7,000 mls) by then. Items which had to be replaced : - brake pads front (worn)@ 63,000 km (39,000 mls) - upper radiator hose (damaged) @ 73,000 km (45,000 mls) - oil level sensor (defective) @ 75,000 km (46,500 mls) - rubber vacuum hose (rodent damage) @ 75,000 km (46,500 mls) Fuel rail recall carried out @ 74,000 km (46,000 mls) at no cost. Car started every time and ran great always. Still plagued with radio interference caused by suspension system. No problems whatsoever with a/c, transmission, steering, windows, locks etc. Conclusion: Wonderful car, great value for money. I love to drive it. Exceptional performance, even on winter roads. Plus: over here it is a very rare sight, BMWs and Audis are all over the place, and every taxi is a MB. Greetings from the land without general speed limit (but the fuel is 3.50 USD a gallon) Stefan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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