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SpeedYellow

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2,533 posts

124 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Been hankering after a GT again and looking around the classified noticed how SLR prices continue to tumble.... Maybe time to scratch that itch instead.

Anyone got thoughts??

bertie

6,877 posts

181 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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SpeedYellow said:
Been hankering after a GT again and looking around the classified noticed how SLR prices continue to tumble.... Maybe time to scratch that itch instead.

Anyone got thoughts??
OK, I'll be the one to ask, what's an SLR?

SpeedYellow

Original Poster:

2,533 posts

124 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Sorry, Mc Merc SLR

Du1point8

18,227 posts

89 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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bertie said:
SpeedYellow said:
Been hankering after a GT again and looking around the classified noticed how SLR prices continue to tumble.... Maybe time to scratch that itch instead.

Anyone got thoughts??
OK, I'll be the one to ask, what's an SLR?
One of these:


George H

13,217 posts

61 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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SLR every day of the week! Absolutely love them, just wish they were RHD frown

bertie

6,877 posts

181 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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Du1point8 said:
One of these:

Ah, I was racking my brian for a Ferrari or Lambo that matched the SLR acronym!

Back on topic then, I'd got for a Ford GT! biggrin

SirMark

567 posts

86 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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What a choice

Eitherway I think you would be pleasantly suprised with either one

The ford stunning road presence

The SLR a mass of grunt

Both good value at the moment IMO

Good luck, tough choice

otta

99 posts

38 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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SpeedYellow said:
Been hankering after a GT again and looking around the classified noticed how SLR prices continue to tumble.... Maybe time to scratch that itch instead.

Anyone got thoughts??
I am definitely biased owning a Ford GT but would definitely go for it again given the choice... in the looks compartment alone you have a timeless shape vs a nicer SL55 (or bigger SLK55). Maybe that's the reason prices are tumbling as well.

As far as the dynamics go I can only vouch for the GT, great engine, fantastic gearbox and spot on handling. Careful that it has no electronic nannies so you need to know what you are doing.

rb5er

6,211 posts

69 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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GT for sure.

George H

13,217 posts

61 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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otta said:
in the looks compartment alone you have a timeless shape vs a nicer SL55 (or bigger SLK55). Maybe that's the reason prices are tumbling as well.
Hardly looks like an SL or SLK does it? The SLR is stunning imo, but at the same time not as in your face as the GT. I bet the SLR is a lot more practical (not that anyone buys a car like this for practicality), probably more expensive to service, more comfortable, easier to drive and I'd probably say more reliable. Depends what is wanted from the car really, a super GT or a muscle car.

jonny5

3,521 posts

171 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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I've owned a SLR - the LHD didn't bother me. It was usable even if the bonnet is the longest thing in the world. Didn't have any real probs with it, the alternator went but they sorted that out under good will. There are some big service items every 3 years or so.

Personally - I would have preferred if the stock car was like a 722... And if I got one again, it would be a 722 (albeit the prices are very firm) ... If not a 722 would only entertain a > 2006 as the brakes on mine (05) squealed like a London bus. Unofficially this was sorted in 06 cars...

Can't comment against a Ford GT. Would also like one at some point. Both in the old school blunderbuss style of power delivery without the PS3 style electronics and gizmo's of todays latest and greatest

andysv

1,285 posts

124 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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GT for me as i have heard horror stories about SLR running costs and i agree it has some similarities to the previous model SL.

otta

99 posts

38 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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George H said:
Hardly looks like an SL or SLK does it? The SLR is stunning imo, but at the same time not as in your face as the GT. I bet the SLR is a lot more practical (not that anyone buys a car like this for practicality), probably more expensive to service, more comfortable, easier to drive and I'd probably say more reliable. Depends what is wanted from the car really, a super GT or a muscle car.
as I said I am definitely biased smile ...think the SLR is a great car don't get me wrong (side exhaust, carbon construction and engine are all great), not my cup of tea, especially the interior.

on reliability not so sure, not much that can go wrong (electrics) in a gt and engine/transaxle is super-strong. service is sub 1k p.a., practicalitywise apart from width and fear of leaving it in the street is spot on.

also don't be fooled in thinking it is a muscle car dynamically, very far from it, full aluminium construction, 4 double wishbone suspension.... in a B road context by far one of the best handling cars I have tried

andysv

1,285 posts

124 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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If i sell my Gallardo i have a GT on my shortlist along with an SLS rather than an SLR.

OdramaSwimLaden

1,971 posts

66 months

Monday 17th September 2012
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andysv said:
GT for me as i have heard horror stories about SLR running costs and i agree it has some similarities to the previous model SL.
I've heard that the service intervals are every 6k miles and alternate between £6k and £12k.

6k miles = £6k
12K miles = £12k
18k miles = £6k
24k miles = £12k
etc, etc.....

toohuge

2,671 posts

113 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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I'd go for the Ford GT. There's a reason why they have rock solid residuals and SLR prices are tumbling wink

On a more serious note, fast fords have and always will be popular. Coupled with the fact that it is an iconic shape and Ford did a great job launching and marketing the car, it is sure to become a future classic.

Chris

SpeedYellow

Original Poster:

2,533 posts

124 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Whatever I buy will only go up once I've sold it.... So far in my life....

Sold my

Coutach QV for £48k
F40 for £155k
E-type S1 £22k
993 Turbo £39k
BMW Z8 £45k
964 RS £23k
Metro 6R4 £22K
Plus many others....

All concours or not very old.... Sure you get the idea! Lol

So if anyone wants to know what's going to be perfect I'll let you know what I'm selling next

A Good Name

82 posts

39 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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SpeedYellow said:
Whatever I buy will only go up once I've sold it.... So far in my life....

Sold my

Coutach QV for £48k
F40 for £155k
E-type S1 £22k
993 Turbo £39k
BMW Z8 £45k
964 RS £23k
Metro 6R4 £22K
Plus many others....

All concours or not very old.... Sure you get the idea! Lol

So if anyone wants to know what's going to be perfect I'll let you know what I'm selling next
Ouch!

jonny5

3,521 posts

171 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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OdramaSwimLaden said:
I've heard that the service intervals are every 6k miles and alternate between £6k and £12k.

6k miles = £6k
12K miles = £12k
18k miles = £6k
24k miles = £12k
etc, etc.....
Pretty sure it was 3k for a normal service and about 5.5k for the 'plugs out' service every 3 years

TKH

342 posts

86 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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For me the GT has the edge on looks alone

The GT will continue to rise steadily IMHO

Whereas I think the SLR may stagnate rather than fall given that the SLS is the car it should have been in the 1st place and is a superior steer if more common sight

As already said nice choice to have enjoy