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SLR or SLS?

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LotusOmega375D

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3,304 posts

67 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.

7,050 posts

164 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLR.

Codswallop

4,805 posts

108 months

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

DannyScene

4,697 posts

69 months

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

GroundEffect

9,889 posts

70 months

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

3,995 posts

115 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

104 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

56 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

148 months

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

Codswallop

4,805 posts

108 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

1,951 posts

89 months

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

Nuff said.

StuartGGray

7,412 posts

142 months

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

Luke.

7,050 posts

164 months

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

chris7676

2,580 posts

134 months

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

GravelBen

12,743 posts

144 months

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

Fluid

974 posts

99 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS for me please.

kambites

50,273 posts

135 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

7,024 posts

136 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS

tomw2000

2,162 posts

109 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS please.

CoolC

3,443 posts

128 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