As you might imagine, I'm always quite happy to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes SL roadster. And why not? There's lots here to like, as well there should be for an as-tested price of $114K on our lavishly optioned car. I'm not a fan of hard-top four-seat convertibles, as they compromise rear-seat and trunk space too much, but in roadsters like the SL and its little sibling, the SLK, they make more sense. The SL's top is particularly well packaged, is a cinch to put down or up, and even when down permits a decent amount of cargo space. Our particular tester's sharp nineteen-inch AMG wheels are just the icing on the cake here.

Joe DeMatio, Deputy Editor

Did Eric Tingwall just say the Chevy Camaro is a status symbol and actually placed it on the same level as the SL? Really???

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