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SLR or SLS?

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LotusOmega375D

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3,261 posts

66 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.

7,034 posts

163 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLR.

Codswallop

4,792 posts

107 months

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

DannyScene

4,689 posts

68 months

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

GroundEffect

9,805 posts

69 months

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

3,978 posts

114 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

1,254 posts

103 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

55 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

147 months

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

Codswallop

4,792 posts

107 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

1,945 posts

88 months

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

Nuff said.

StuartGGray

7,406 posts

141 months

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

Luke.

7,034 posts

163 months

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

chris7676

2,576 posts

133 months

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

GravelBen

12,690 posts

143 months

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

Fluid

974 posts

98 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS for me please.

kambites

50,109 posts

134 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

6,967 posts

135 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS

tomw2000

2,156 posts

108 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS please.

CoolC

3,431 posts

127 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