Thelma, Grab Louise

Kristy Eckert

I'll be honest: I felt a twinge of nervousness test driving this Mercedes-Benz 2013 SL550 - the first to arrive in Central Ohio. And then, I got over it. Because wow, is this metallic beauty fun. It features drive-dynamic leather seats that practically hug you, adjusting with turns so your body never moves. "Air scarves" pump heat to the back of your neck, so you can comfortably drive it with the top down year-round. And it's more tech-savvy than Knight Rider: it studies your habits for 20 minutes, then makes up for driving deficiencies; shakes the steering wheel if you're veering out of your lane; and even reads you your text messages. No wonder the wait list is already two years. Yes, please.