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SLR or SLS?

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LotusOmega375D

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3,138 posts

62 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.

6,987 posts

159 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLR.

Codswallop

4,761 posts

103 months

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

DannyScene

4,632 posts

64 months

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

GroundEffect

9,621 posts

65 months

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

3,962 posts

110 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

1,250 posts

99 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

51 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

143 months

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

Codswallop

4,761 posts

103 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

1,941 posts

84 months

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

Nuff said.

StuartGGray

7,364 posts

137 months

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

Luke.

6,987 posts

159 months

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

chris7676

2,570 posts

129 months

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

GravelBen

12,551 posts

139 months

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

Fluid

965 posts

94 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS for me please.

kambites

49,233 posts

130 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

6,932 posts

131 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS

tomw2000

2,136 posts

104 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS please.

CoolC

3,381 posts

123 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