2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Mercedes-Benz

image2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

A stuck center bin in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    However expensive. However beautifully crafted. However rich the materials. This is still a very low volume car and things like this will simply never work as well as they do in, say, a Camry. There should be a rule when designing cars like this to keep everything as simple as possible. No hidden compartments. No sliding covers. Nothing to fall off or jam. It's just never going to get the design, testing and refinement you'll find in a mass market car.
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    I once had a car with a flaky speedo that I could get back to fully functioning just by slamming a fist on the dash. I liked that.
  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @legacygt: I agree with you, But I'm of the mindset that it should actually be more refined in certain ways. Especially when it's a product from a company that emphasizes refinement. Although cars like the Camry would of course get more testing, I would t
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    legacygt, good point and often seen on shows like top gear and fifth gear where things squeak and windows don't quite fit right when rolled up. I still think I'd expect more exacting standards like quadricycle but I do understand.

    no someone copy legacygt's post over to the Tesla touch screen failure post :)
  • mercedesfanmercedesfan Member Posts: 365
    I don't think this is an issue of limited production = insufficient testing. I think this is more to do with the fact that this particular SLS was a press-loaner for 15,000 miles prior to Edmunds getting a hold of it. Those were 15K HARD miles where undoubtedly hundreds of different journalists got behind the wheel carelessly slamming that console lid shut, forcing it closed when they had too much stuff in the console, etc.
  • noburgers_noburgers_ Member Posts: 79
    really officer, I was only trying to unstick the bin latch to get my sunglasses
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