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

Edmunds long-term update of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Convertible includes discussion of the broken convertible top.

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  • zcalvertzcalvert Member Posts: 76
    I realize this was a press car before you got it and likely led a rough life... but still, there's no way this should happen on an up-level benz.
  • mercedesfanmercedesfan Member Posts: 365
    Did this by chance happen when someone was driving above the rated speed for raising/lowering the top? The only time I've ever seen a modern convertible top fail catastrophically was when a buddy was trying to raise the top in his Boxster at 45mph (yes, he is an idiot).
  • alex4515alex4515 Member Posts: 29
    I'm picturing this happening like when a clock breaks in the cartoons...springs, bolts, screws, all sorts of stuff flying every which way.
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    I was going to say something snarky about how my Miata's top can be raised and lowered in seconds with a single hand, but then I remembered all the times I smashed my thumb while doing that.
  • carfreak13carfreak13 Member Posts: 17
    April fools?
  • jpnpowerjpnpower Member Posts: 0
    German reliability there right in front of you!
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