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    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    deedee said:
    I think this comparison test doesn't make any sense at all.... I still remember in one of the 5th-gear show, when comparing SLK55 and SL55, the lady didn't give any credits to both cars ....



    The lady?

    Do you mean Vicky Butler-Henderson?

    I think this is one of those occasions where Mike Valentine needs to jump in with one of the photos from his collection.

    Are you out there, Mike?

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    fritz said:
    Quote:
    deedee said:
    I think this comparison test doesn't make any sense at all.... I still remember in one of the 5th-gear show, when comparing SLK55 and SL55, the lady didn't give any credits to both cars ....



    The lady?

    Do you mean Vicky Butler-Henderson?

    I think this is one of those occasions where Mike Valentine needs to jump in with one of the photos from his collection.

    Are you out there, Mike?



    @ Fritz: LOL

    @ deedee: You're wrong: Vicky hated the slk55 because of its numb steering and bad handling(she indeed said she would have more fun walking around the track), BUT she liked the SL55 it's only drawback was it's huge price.
    For people interested in recent Fifthgear episodes (with Vicky (hello Mike) Tiff and Jason): click here (use bittorent to download)

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    Quote:
    fritz said:
    Quote:
    deedee said:
    I think this comparison test doesn't make any sense at all.... I still remember in one of the 5th-gear show, when comparing SLK55 and SL55, the lady didn't give any credits to both cars ....



    The lady?

    Do you mean Vicky Butler-Henderson?

    I think this is one of those occasions where Mike Valentine needs to jump in with one of the photos from his collection.

    Are you out there, Mike?



    @ Fritz: LOL

    @ deedee: You're wrong: Vicky hated the slk55 because of its numb steering and bad handling(she indeed said she would have more fun walking around the track), BUT she liked the SL55 it's only drawback was it's huge price.
    For people interested in recent Fifthgear episodes (with Vicky (hello Mike) Tiff and Jason): click here (use bittorent to download)

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    bazza said:
    u know why?
    slk55amg vs 986 boxster s that is why



    No it was a 987. Accept the fact that there are several cars that will perform well in handling and many improving every year. The SLK55 happens to be one.

    If you own a 987, avoid competing with the SLK55AMG.

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    bazza said:
    u know why?
    slk55amg vs 986 boxster s that is why



    No it was a 987. Accept the fact that there are several cars that will perform well in handling and many improving every year. The SLK55 happens to be one.

    If you own a 987, avoid competing with the SLK55AMG.

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    yes but can't beat the cayman s

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    yes but can't beat the cayman s

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

    What car is that bazza? The interior looks damn cool!

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

    What car is that bazza? The interior looks damn cool!

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

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    Danny G said:
    What car is that bazza? The interior looks damn cool!



    Audi Cayman S?

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

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    Danny G said:
    What car is that bazza? The interior looks damn cool!



    Audi Cayman S?

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

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    fritz said:
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    Danny G said:
    What car is that bazza? The interior looks damn cool!



    Audi Cayman S?



    Ahahahaha!
    @bazza: it's the interior of the Audi Le Mans

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

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    fritz said:
    Quote:
    Danny G said:
    What car is that bazza? The interior looks damn cool!



    Audi Cayman S?



    Ahahahaha!
    @bazza: it's the interior of the Audi Le Mans

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

    hahah yea ! look fat yea

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55

    hahah yea ! look fat yea

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    I test drove the SLK55 after I test drove the 987 S and I was quite disappointed....the steering feels like it's been OD'ing on novacaine throughout its whole development, it has an automatic tranny which in my opinion wasn't very responsive...I don't like the exterior - it isn't as proportional looking as a 987, looks like a toy car, an RC car at that, it didn't sound as thrilling as a 987 S and it also felt damn HEAVY around sharp turns on the highway...

    Basically, it seemed like it was a grand tourer suffering from heavy pretension, trying to be a sportscar...it has fast acceleration like a sports car..too bad it doesn't handle like one

    The SLK has a slight edge in interior quality/design, and also in stock audio (HK 7.1 vs BLOSE)

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    I test drove the SLK55 after I test drove the 987 S and I was quite disappointed....the steering feels like it's been OD'ing on novacaine throughout its whole development, it has an automatic tranny which in my opinion wasn't very responsive...I don't like the exterior - it isn't as proportional looking as a 987, looks like a toy car, an RC car at that, it didn't sound as thrilling as a 987 S and it also felt damn HEAVY around sharp turns on the highway...

    Basically, it seemed like it was a grand tourer suffering from heavy pretension, trying to be a sportscar...it has fast acceleration like a sports car..too bad it doesn't handle like one

    The SLK has a slight edge in interior quality/design, and also in stock audio (HK 7.1 vs BLOSE)

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    Isn't it funny that we're sitting here comparing a 50,000$ 987S to a 190,000$ Merc...and the Boxster still doesn't seem to be beaten.
    Says a lot IMO.

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    Isn't it funny that we're sitting here comparing a 50,000$ 987S to a 190,000$ Merc...and the Boxster still doesn't seem to be beaten.
    Says a lot IMO.

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    More like a 65K Merc.

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    More like a 65K Merc.

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    Sorry, mistook it for the SL55 AMG.
    65 K is correct.
    Guess I'll have to watch even more out for hairdressers in open Mercs then

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    Sorry, mistook it for the SL55 AMG.
    65 K is correct.
    Guess I'll have to watch even more out for hairdressers in open Mercs then

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    Well a SL55 in the states is 120K...more like a SL65. ;-)

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

    Well a SL55 in the states is 120K...more like a SL65. ;-)

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    RC said:
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    nberry said:

    And finally, the Boxster S has won almost all comparison tests so far, so I really don't care.




    Is that paper a Mercedes subsidiary? Give me a break! I'll give the SLK 55 straight-line acceleration and the folding hardtop, but that's it....don't believe the handling claims at all - and besides, I suppose for every crappy comparison, we get twenty accurate ones that say the Boxster S is a better vehicle...I've test driven both, and I wouldn't take the SLK55...ugh, can't even think about such garbage at the moment...I'm going out to prey on some SLK's...

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    RC said:
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    nberry said:

    And finally, the Boxster S has won almost all comparison tests so far, so I really don't care.




    Is that paper a Mercedes subsidiary? Give me a break! I'll give the SLK 55 straight-line acceleration and the folding hardtop, but that's it....don't believe the handling claims at all - and besides, I suppose for every crappy comparison, we get twenty accurate ones that say the Boxster S is a better vehicle...I've test driven both, and I wouldn't take the SLK55...ugh, can't even think about such garbage at the moment...I'm going out to prey on some SLK's...

    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    nberry said:
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    bazza said:


    If you own a 987, avoid competing with the SLK55AMG.



    So at the stop light....I looked into the SLK55's cabin and it was a woman....and she got scared running into the turn at the speed I was going...wasn't sure if she was afraid and couldn't handle the turn, or she had a bad experience with the slow steering that is Mercedes AMG...


    Re: Sport Car International compare the Boxster S with SLK55AMG

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    nberry said:
    Quote:
    bazza said:


    If you own a 987, avoid competing with the SLK55AMG.



    So at the stop light....I looked into the SLK55's cabin and it was a woman....and she got scared running into the turn at the speed I was going...wasn't sure if she was afraid and couldn't handle the turn, or she had a bad experience with the slow steering that is Mercedes AMG...


     
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