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    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    I was at a showroom yesterday and they had a SL65 on the floor. I just want some opinions before I go ahead and make a decision. I didn't like the 65 in the beginning, but after seeing it a couple times... it grew on me The problem is the price, they want $320,000(which is normal here, considering the %250 tax on exotics) for it. Which seems way too much for a Mercedes IMO, I could rather spend a little more and get a 2nd hand 360 spider or spend much less and get a 2nd hand 360 Modena. What do you think I should do? btw my sl is obsidian black and so is that 65(there are only 2 black 65's in SA) on the floor

    any opinions appreciated. thanks



    honestly, even if money was no issue at all, i wouldn't.

    of course it's always nice to have the "top of the range" product, not to speak about the desirability of a twin turbo V12 engine... but IMO the SL 65 has more power than it can get to the ground. a friend of mine test drove it half a year ago, there was nearly no normal driving situation where the ESP didn't interfere somehow. and car was feeling quite heavy on the front end (what a surprise )

    SL 55 is just enough, IMO the SL 65 is just showing off. but kind of senseless showing off.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    get the sl65 and dont look back. sl65 is not a ferrari but youll get much respect from ferrari owners. PLus its was more comfy, better audio, better leather seats, V12!!!!!!!!, upgradable to 1000 NM TORQUE!!!!, and most importantly rarer than a 360.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    get the sl65 and dont look back. sl65 is not a ferrari but youll get much respect from ferrari owners. PLus its was more comfy, better audio, better leather seats, V12!!!!!!!!, upgradable to 1000 NM TORQUE!!!!, and most importantly rarer than a 360.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    ahhhh this is a tough one! regarding your comment about upgradable to 1000NM torque amir, according to the books it's already 1000NM and they had to limit it due to durability issues, i think w/o the limiter it's 1100NM of torque

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    ahhhh this is a tough one! regarding your comment about upgradable to 1000NM torque amir, according to the books it's already 1000NM and they had to limit it due to durability issues, i think w/o the limiter it's 1100NM of torque

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    and most importantly rarer than a 360.



    but who will notice?

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    and most importantly rarer than a 360.



    but who will notice?

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    i've made up my mind, i'm going to test drive the 360 spider again tomorrow, and if it is as comfortable as the 65 i'm going take the spider. thank you all for your opinions, i value all of them!

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    i've made up my mind, i'm going to test drive the 360 spider again tomorrow, and if it is as comfortable as the 65 i'm going take the spider. thank you all for your opinions, i value all of them!

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Hope it won't bother you that my SLK32 can go 0-60 in 4.5 secs. ;-)

    Only 275ft/lbs on the spider rated at 0-60 in 4.6 sec. You sure your not going to miss all the tourque from your SL55? I'd keep the 55 myself. 65 is over kill. Especially for 140K more. Just not worth the diffenential for bragging rights with people who don't know the difference.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Hope it won't bother you that my SLK32 can go 0-60 in 4.5 secs. ;-)

    Only 275ft/lbs on the spider rated at 0-60 in 4.6 sec. You sure your not going to miss all the tourque from your SL55? I'd keep the 55 myself. 65 is over kill. Especially for 140K more. Just not worth the diffenential for bragging rights with people who don't know the difference.

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    i'd understand if it were overkill and it didn't difference, but there is a huge difference between the 55 and 65. for torque i have always got my m400 and touareg v10

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    i'd understand if it were overkill and it didn't difference, but there is a huge difference between the 55 and 65. for torque i have always got my m400 and touareg v10

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    yes there is, but I thought you said the 360 was your top choice now and unfortunately, it is not a tourque monster like the 55 or the 65. My 32 has more and 333ft/lbs.

    Get the one you'll love.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    yes there is, but I thought you said the 360 was your top choice now and unfortunately, it is not a tourque monster like the 55 or the 65. My 32 has more and 333ft/lbs.

    Get the one you'll love.

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    thanks for your positive feedback slk32, i will find out tomorrow i guess will keep you posted

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    thanks for your positive feedback slk32, i will find out tomorrow i guess will keep you posted

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Send your SL55 to a little upgrade at Kleemann, they will mount a new compressor and give you +600HP which will outperform the SL65 and I have a feeling that the combined loss will be less. I drove an E55 with the Kleemann kit and it is serious fast. If you need some more info drop me a PM or an email.
    Thomas

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Send your SL55 to a little upgrade at Kleemann, they will mount a new compressor and give you +600HP which will outperform the SL65 and I have a feeling that the combined loss will be less. I drove an E55 with the Kleemann kit and it is serious fast. If you need some more info drop me a PM or an email.
    Thomas

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Go for the SL65 AMG...its a beast.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Go for the SL65 AMG...its a beast.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Best of luck to you!

    You gotta love these kind of problems. ;-)

    Enjoy!

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Best of luck to you!

    You gotta love these kind of problems. ;-)

    Enjoy!

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    tso said:
    Send your SL55 to a little upgrade at Kleemann, they will mount a new compressor and give you +600HP which will outperform the SL65 and I have a feeling that the combined loss will be less. I drove an E55 with the Kleemann kit and it is serious fast. If you need some more info drop me a PM or an email.
    Thomas



    that is a pretty good suggestion. Why dont you drop some money into some upgrades for the car? instead of actually getting a new car

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    tso said:
    Send your SL55 to a little upgrade at Kleemann, they will mount a new compressor and give you +600HP which will outperform the SL65 and I have a feeling that the combined loss will be less. I drove an E55 with the Kleemann kit and it is serious fast. If you need some more info drop me a PM or an email.
    Thomas



    that is a pretty good suggestion. Why dont you drop some money into some upgrades for the car? instead of actually getting a new car

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Put your 140.000 to work (stock exchange) and in a couple of months, go buy yourself a F430.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

    Put your 140.000 to work (stock exchange) and in a couple of months, go buy yourself a F430.

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    amazon23 said:
    Put your 140.000 to work (stock exchange) and in a couple of months, go buy yourself a F430.



    lol i've already got one on order but the spider

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    amazon23 said:
    Put your 140.000 to work (stock exchange) and in a couple of months, go buy yourself a F430.



    lol i've already got one on order but the spider

    Re: Thinking about trading in my SL 55 for a 65

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    Mike S said:
    lol i've already got one on order but the spider



    If you want, you can invite me over...

    If you're getting the F430, than go for the SL65. You're not gonna have the 360 and 430 at the same time. It's like a portfolio, you got to diversify.

    So you've got a 997s convertible, a SL55 (soon a SL65 and you're gonna get the F430. I'm so jalous...

    Mike, What about these colors for the F430 spider? [image]


     
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