What is the average annual maintenance costs for a 2007 and 2008 SL550 ? on 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550

I live in Central CA and have found great deals on a 2007 (13,000 miles) and 2008 (23,000 miles)SL550 and would like to have an estimate of the 5-year average annual maintenance costs for them to help me decide.

by in Monterey, CA on January 31, 2011
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2 answers
ANSWER by , January 31, 2011
most Mercedes run around $2000 a year--however, the power top is hydraulic-cylinder operated; there are 10 or 11 of them. this is NOT a vehicle for the economically faint-hearted.
ANSWER by , June 12, 2013
Hello. I just bought a 2007 SL550 and found a great 5yr extended warranty provider. It is AA auto Protection and can be reached at 1 888 222 4445. They have various plans, but the one I bought cost $2608.20. That's a whole lot cheaper than the dealer extended warranty price.