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Chicane-UK

3,207 posts

65 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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2,389 posts

33 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

2,161 posts

28 months

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

S3_Graham

11,587 posts

79 months

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SLR please.

icetea

846 posts

22 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

6,297 posts

84 months

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neither, both far too phallic imo

Ozzie Osmond

15,649 posts

126 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

1,948 posts

81 months

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This one


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2902326

34 posts

22 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

343 posts

21 months

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Topless SLS for me please cloud9


bulldong

1,651 posts

83 months

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SLS

Deerfoot

2,237 posts

64 months

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Fleckers said:
This one

yes

luke111s

846 posts

68 months

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SLR

Dapster

887 posts

60 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

1,266 posts

24 months

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



Muzzer79

966 posts

67 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

2,130 posts

110 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

10,107 posts

62 months

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SLR, in black please.

Or orange with black wheels.

I don't really mind.

DeolTheBeast

248 posts

26 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.

1,756 posts

68 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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