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Old 10-14-2016, 05:51 AM
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After 3 3-Series BMWs I fell for a Mercedes. GF is looking to upgrade her Mercedes and I saw and fell for an 05 SL500. As a BMW devotee I admit Mercedes has some damn sexy bodies.

I was kinda holding out for an AMG version or M3 as my next ride but when I sat in and drove this my patience went out the tailpipe.


I could write a book about the differences in the cars, the companies and it is not fair to compare an SL to an 3-series. I have owned Mercedes before, albeit ages ago...

I can summarize the difference in BMW v Mercedes
bmw= a drivers car. you feel connected to the car and road MUCH more. across the board of models they handle better
mercedes= luxurious power, German engineering voodoo at its pinnacle

you can mod a bmw. not so much mercedes -nothing left to really do?
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:52 AM
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oh pics....
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Nice car. Keep your fluid and filter in the abc suspension serviced. Very expensve when you start having problems. Also http://www.tophydraulicsinc.com has the convertible top cylinders a lot cheaper than the dealer. When you get a failed one replace them all.
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Originally Posted by whitefethr View Post
Nice car. Keep your fluid and filter in the abc suspension serviced. Very expensve when you start having problems. Also http://www.tophydraulicsinc.com has the convertible top cylinders a lot cheaper than the dealer. When you get a failed one replace them all.
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thanks, i am familiar with the abc stories- most seem to be from people not changing that fluid and filter- most don't even know its there!

I made them do a rodeo test and the main thing that sold me is that that car had 100% of its services done at that dealership.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:22 AM
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Friend of mine leases his wife a new Benz every 3 years. He leased this one in 2013 and it was due back last month but they liked it so much they bought it outright. She lets hm drive it on the weekends. LOL

This is an amazing vehicle. This is not their exact car but it is identical.

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My son who was a dyed in the wool AMG guy just changed to Porsche. He said he didn't realize what he was missing. But they're all good you just have to find what works for you. Unless they don't import it like the Defender crewcab diesel pick-up.
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Wife has had a CLK550 Cab for a while now. I find myself stealing a lot more these days.
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
oh pics....
That is a sexy car!!! Im more of a CLS 500 fan, on my shortlist when I upgrade the wife's car.
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Nice whip. My previous Merc was an 05 E500 that I loved, truly a lovely car. The 5.0 felt a lot stronger than the numbers suggested it would. Current daily driver is an '11 N/A E550. Better in every way than the 05 except perhaps in body styling and possibly sound deadening. The N/A 5.5 is loosely based on the old 5.0 but is much stronger. Don't get one with 4Matic unless you absolutely need it.

My wife's BMW is more "fun" and engaging to drive, but the Benz is a train on the highway.

MM236, try to hold out for a CLS 550, worth the search.
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