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SLR or SLS?

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LotusOmega375D

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3,447 posts

72 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.

7,130 posts

169 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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SLR.

Codswallop

4,905 posts

113 months

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

DannyScene

4,736 posts

74 months

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

GroundEffect

10,191 posts

75 months

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

4,106 posts

120 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

1,265 posts

109 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

61 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

153 months

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

Codswallop

4,905 posts

113 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

1,968 posts

94 months

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

Nuff said.

StuartGGray

7,437 posts

147 months

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

Luke.

7,130 posts

169 months

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

chris7676

2,586 posts

139 months

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

GravelBen

12,854 posts

149 months

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

Fluid

980 posts

104 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS for me please.

kambites

51,291 posts

140 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

7,095 posts

141 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS

tomw2000

2,178 posts

114 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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SLS please.

CoolC

3,546 posts

133 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