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SLR or SLS?

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LotusOmega375D

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2,957 posts

55 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Noticed how they're pretty much on a par price-wise these days as second hand purchases. So would you go for the more powerful, but older McLaren SLR or the newer and probably more numerous AMG SLS?




Luke.

6,838 posts

152 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLR.

Codswallop

4,714 posts

96 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLR - just for the sound of the V8 with the supercharged overlay ears

DannyScene

4,386 posts

57 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLs, never liked the SLR at all

GroundEffect

8,912 posts

58 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I love the SLS. One please.
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BMWBen

3,914 posts

103 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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LotusOmega375D said:
Noticed how they're pretty much on a par price-wise these days as second hand purchases. So would you go for the more powerful, but older McLaren SLR or the newer and probably more numerous AMG SLS?



Can I not have both? The SLR has always looked a little odd to me. A little over the top. The SLS has got the balance just right.

However, the SLR is still insanely cool, so would not want to rule it out.

I have no chance of buying either of course...

lankybob

1,235 posts

92 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLS, I cannot stand the SLR apart from the noise. Not sure why though.

icetea

846 posts

44 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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They might be on par price wise to purchase... but the SLR is going to cost significantly more to run. I'd probably take the SLS as its far more practical day to day anyway.

Bill Carr

2,234 posts

136 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLS for me, never liked the SLR.

Codswallop

4,714 posts

96 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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icetea said:
They might be on par price wise to purchase... but the SLR is going to cost significantly more to run.
On the flipside, the SLS is likely to depreciate more than the SLR at this point, which will wipe out several years worth of maintanence costs.

MarJay

1,910 posts

77 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLS. Its better looking and has gull wing doors.

Nuff said.

StuartGGray

7,250 posts

130 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLS - looks like a proper Merc.

Luke.

6,838 posts

152 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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StuartGGray said:
SLS - looks like a proper S2000.

chris7676

2,560 posts

122 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS - Significantly improved handling and it looks more characterful.

GravelBen

12,219 posts

132 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS - the SLR is one ugly piggy.

Fluid

958 posts

87 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS for me please.

kambites

46,851 posts

123 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Purely on looks, the SLR just because it looks so wonderfully over-the-top. Haven't driven either so hard to comment from that point of view, but from what I've read, I'd probably prefer the SLS.

danyeates

6,845 posts

124 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS

tomw2000

2,052 posts

97 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS please.

CoolC

3,251 posts

116 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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The SLS is on my lottery list. cloud9

As a few others have said, I don't like the SLR, but I couldn't tell you why