- Dec 24, 2011
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Yes, that is true on some degree. However, the other week I brought my wife's MB to the dealer up the road to change over to the winter wheels & tires. While killing time there I noticed they had a 1989 560SL on the showroom floor. So I checked it out, and that thing is solid! Its not a light weight car in the spirit of a sports car, but it has build quality unlike anything modern today, be it from MB, BMW, Audi, Porsche or any other brand I've seen in the last 20 years. The doors close with a vault like solid closure that one used to read about in magazines or experience years ago. The interior looked great, and the leather seats look nearly like new, while I've seen seats on 2-3 year old cars with half that mileage of that SL which showed far more wear or even cracks. The 560SL dated in many ways, but it was clearly built to last.Everyone says that about everything. Or the corollary: "they don't make things like they used to" because they have since small appliance that was made in the 80s still lying around.