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SL55 vs. Z8

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The SL is faster, better looking and offers better options than the Z8.

On the other hand the problem with the 55 (for a drivers car) is that it is a tiptronic/automatic, whereas the Z8 is a manual.

The Z8 is also a smaller car which makes it easier to chuck about B roads, the SL can be found too wide and heavy (2 tonnes).

The will probably be more steering feel from the BM.

Any other points and what would you choose if price is no option:

- A full spec 55 or a full spec Z8 and why...

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I would pick the Z8,

brand, mate, the Merc isn't gonna get away with it

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i'll keep hunting you down, you big merc lover the_finger.gif

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You can hate the brand as much as you like, but the fact is that they have the majority of market share for all of their car models in comparison with BM with the exception of the 3-series. The only two BM's which i have serious love for are the M3 and the M5.

But then again i have tried the 55 engine and that with a combination with the E-class may be enough to put me off the M5.

The M3 is incredible in every way, but have you read the new Autocar, they show the new slk and they say they will put a 55 engine in it. that would be a similar price to the M3 (my guess is) and that may drive me away.

Having said that both the M3 and the M5 are due for replacement soon and they are said to be gaining a 400bhp for the M3 and a 500bhp for the M5, if they keep their great driving feel/looks/gearbox, then yes merc have no chance.

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they have the majority of market share

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does that mean it's a great driving machine??

no, that just means that there are loads of more old ppl around that need a sunday cruiser than there are die hard car fans....

let's just face it, they built good cars, but NO WAY do they have the image to go with a M3, Porkie, TVR, RS, S cars....

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and i also hate the fact that merc drivers are 90% ppl that think their car is the best there is....

get over it ppl....

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I love the Z8, I think it is a stunning car.

But I gotta say, the SL55AMG kicks it's arse!! EEK2.GIF

I reckon that SL55 is about as good as it gets. smlove2.gif

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Ari is right!!!

Today i had the chance to drive a 360, and to me it was not as nice as the sl55. If i got the choice of the two i would choose the 55.

And image is not everything.

It is a car which is an incredible pulling machine, and its great to drive. IMAGE IS NOT EVERYTHING and it is old fashioned to steriotype one model just because of the majority of the range.

the only problem i have with it is the width and the weight

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the SL is choosen as one of the most gay cars there is

even the AMG

so keep yelling to all the birds that you're not gay when they heard this when you try to pull them

specially when i'm behind you with my 360

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Firstly girls do not know if it is a gay car or not, they just see it next to the 360 (even a spider) and think that it is the sexiest car they have ever seen espeshally with that bloke in it becasue i am also a sex bomb, you would have to be like a superstar to make a girl want you more in a 360.

P.S. the 360 spider in red is fuc*ing georgious xxx ; but people may think it is a bit flashy?

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Gotta agree with Woppum, girls don't see cars as defining a driver, only whether he's got dough of not! I can only reiterate my other post on this subject...

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Sorry to disillusion you mate, but any expensive looking car will have the same effect. Porsche, sports/big Mercedes, Ferrari, etc...

She's not looking at you in your Porsche and thinking "wow I bet that car corners on rails" she's thinking "Wow, I bet that guys rich, he could buy me all the shoes my little heart desires!"

It's all to do with you looking like you are rich I'm afraid...

This is the one downside to the A3/S3, it is expensive, but to a non car person it's just another small hatchback. I had some bird say my A3 T-sport quattro looked like a Ford Focus once!

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guys,

obviously you've never been to the Nurnburgring!!!

there are lots of cars there, every single weekend

and you had to see the crowd, specially the birds when this guy came there with his 360!!!!

every one was gasping for air

they would have looked twice if that had been a SL

believe me!!

I bet if he had told he was single he would have gotten lots of blow....

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so ok, the girls don't look at the car, they look at the money that's in it

(some girls, not all ofcourse)

what do you think she would pick if she read the badges

Merc

Ferrari

Porsche

what do you think sounds the most expensive in a birds ears... (not knowing anything from cars?)

but having heard the guys in the pub?

yep, you guessed it....

not the merc!!!

(only thing she would have heard was it being a GAY car)

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So, you still prefur the Z8 to the SL55? heart.gifdung.gifpengy.gif

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so ok, the girls don't look at the car, they look at the money that's in it

(some girls, not all ofcourse)

what do you think she would pick if she read the badges

Merc

Ferrari

Porsche

what do you think sounds the most expensive in a birds ears... (not knowing anything from cars?)

but having heard the guys in the pub?

yep, you guessed it....

not the merc!!!

(only thing she would have heard was it being a GAY car)

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My missus thinks cars like that are for t0$$ers (her words not mine!) she said that most women are more impressed by a nice executive car (she mentioned the A4/A6) than a ferrari/Porsche/Merc. Cars like that temd to give the impression that either:

a. the driver has an inferiority complex

b. the driver has a small dick

or both!

We were in fits of laughter the other day. we pulled behind a very nice 3 series convertible. The driver, obviously suffering from a mid-life crisis decides to go to 'pose' mode and drops the windows, dons the raybans and then precedes to stall the car jump.gif

It was just so funny how he was desperate for ppl to look at him to confirm to himself that he is indeed cool!!!!

This is the problem with flash cars. they give a very bad impression to women! and whats worse, us blokes dont realise it!

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all depends on the woman i guess

but mainly about the attitude the bloke that drives it has...

I didn't buy the porker to go out and be flash, or get noticed.

I bought it since i love cars and loved the looks of this baby

i've only received thumbs up from kids, smiles, waving and nudges from girls and woman...

think attitude does it all, compared with the right car

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mates got an sl55 amg....nothing better in my opinion......z8 is a fast machine thats needs calming down...bit like a wild horse?...err u know what i mean.....the merc is just awsome!!...just my 2pc worth

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Personally i think the 55 is incredible, if you havent already guessed, it can also outgun the Z8 by miles. did see a Z8 the other day in a showroom and it does look good. Also it is quite individual becasue there are hardly any of them about.

Still choose the 55

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