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Chicane-UK

3,417 posts

68 months

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SLR - always loved the look of that thing smile The SLS doesn't quite appeal to me in the same way.

LotusOmega375D

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2,493 posts

36 months

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Having not been in either and probably never will, I am actually now siding with the SLR. I was also not a massive fan when it was launched, but it is a beast of car and possibly half a notch above the SLS in prestige terms. Thinking long-term I reckon the SLR with its McLaren connection and presumably shorter build run will hold its value better from this point onwards.

Unusually I think time will prove that both cars will be more desirable in coupe form. The convertibles just seem a bit dull in comparison with the drama of the coupes. Rather like the original 1950s 300SL.

Leins

2,524 posts

31 months

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Would have no desire for either. A CLK DTM coupe on the other hand... smile

S3_Graham

11,689 posts

82 months

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SLR please.

icetea

846 posts

25 months

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LotusOmega375D said:
Thinking long-term I reckon the SLR with its McLaren connection and presumably shorter build run will hold its value better from this point onwards.
Sort of a similar line of thought to the Bugatti prices thread... but who's going to want a 10 year old SLR with the massive running costs? Anyone who can afford to run it will be able to afford (and want) a newer toy... I suspect the market for these is going to be tiny.
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Dave Hedgehog

7,031 posts

87 months

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neither, both far too phallic imo

Ozzie Osmond

15,995 posts

129 months

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SLR - driver sits much too far back so very ungainly at junctions. Terrifying maintenance costs.

SLS - not quite as long, but still lengthy. More sensible maintenance, slightly. Buy the convertible not the daft gull-wing version, although pricey as still recent model.

Fleckers

2,002 posts

84 months

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This one


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2902326

35 posts

25 months

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I've driven an SLR and it was quite possibly the most uncomfortable car I've ever driven & I've driven a fair few.

JordanTurbo

358 posts

24 months

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Topless SLS for me please cloud9


bulldong

1,676 posts

86 months

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SLS

Deerfoot

2,331 posts

67 months

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Fleckers said:
This one

yes

luke111s

847 posts

71 months

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SLR

Dapster

1,011 posts

63 months

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If I had to have a lottery win Merc, it would be a ddebadged 1979 450 SEL 6.9 in metallic black with tan hide... Cool as.

Sexual Chocolate

1,558 posts

27 months

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If it was a 722 then I would go for the SLR otherwise SLS for me.



Muzzer79

1,075 posts

70 months

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SLS for me

The SLR I've always thought of as a tarted up previous-generation Mercedes SL.

I know it's not, and the noise is fantastic, but I wish they'd made it more unique.

LeoZwalf

2,173 posts

113 months

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Ozzie Osmond said:
SLR - driver sits much too far back so very ungainly at junctions. Terrifying maintenance costs.

SLS - not quite as long, but still lengthy. More sensible maintenance, slightly. Buy the convertible not the daft gull-wing version, although pricey as still recent model.
Sir this is FAR too sensible a reasoning. Please reconsider immediately!

It's a difficult choice though. The SLR holds a bit of a legendary status for me, when it came out I was in my late teens and remember seeing it at the NEC Motorshow very clearly. The side pipes, loooooong bonnet and supercharger sell it for me.

The SLS on the other hand looks better overall and has the achingly cool gullwings.

One would like to commission a hybrid of the two please - SLS body with SLR bonnet leeeeength, side exit exhausts and a supercharger. smile

Mini1275

10,323 posts

65 months

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SLR, in black please.

Or orange with black wheels.

I don't really mind.

DeolTheBeast

277 posts

29 months

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I think I'd take the SLR - am I right in thinking they are more exclusive than the SLS?


C.A.R.

1,897 posts

71 months

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MarJay said:
SLS. Its better looking and has gull wing doors.
But but but



OK so they're not 'gullwing' but they are still cool!

SLR for me, the SLS just doesn't look as 'special'

And it's full name includes the word 'McLaren'
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