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SLR or SLS?

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Chicane-UK

3,843 posts

90 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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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3,037 posts

58 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

4,669 posts

53 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Would have no desire for either. A CLK DTM coupe on the other hand... smile

S3_Graham

12,589 posts

104 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLR please.

icetea

846 posts

47 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

7,907 posts

109 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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neither, both far too phallic imo

Ozzie Osmond

19,171 posts

151 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

2,323 posts

106 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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This one


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2902326

36 posts

47 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

809 posts

46 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Topless SLS for me please cloud9


bulldong

2,177 posts

108 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS

Deerfoot

2,975 posts

89 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Fleckers said:
This one

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luke111s

847 posts

93 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLR

Dapster

1,689 posts

85 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

1,583 posts

49 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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If it was a 722 then I would go for the SLR otherwise SLS for me.



Muzzer79

1,910 posts

92 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

2,537 posts

135 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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

11,065 posts

87 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLR, in black please.

Or orange with black wheels.

I don't really mind.

DeolTheBeast

334 posts

51 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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.

2,835 posts

93 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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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'