Sls


hollywoodstunts

GT Owner
Apr 25, 2009
167
Venice, CA
I drove one and thought the same thing, but wanted to wait for the majority of depreciation to take place before joining the owners club. How good was the deal that you mysteriously found?

Do tell...
 

Fubar

Totally ****** Up
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Aug 2, 2006
3,979
Dallas, TX
I will tell you that the is not nearly as civil as I expected. It's a down-right ruff ride. Mercedes has a weak LCD interface IMHO, I can't believe that still don't have touch screen or Bluetooth streaming audio and small on the inside, VERY small. Do not buy this car if you are over 6'1". Other than that and the price, everybody should own one. It's a show stopper when those doors come up and the motor pulls like a freight train, sounds like its pulling a freight train too. Inspite of the viper noose on this car, it's actually faily well balanced and where it is weak on lateral traction, the stability control makes up for without screwing up the feel of the car.
 

Viper

FORD GT OWNER - U.K.
Aug 9, 2008
164
Kent UK
I bought an SLS a few months ago....The car is a hot rod...super fast and comfortable.

Must admit the level of up to date technology is poor and the car is going back to AMG for the GT ECU upgrade to sort the horribly slow gear change.
 

BelgianGT

GT Owner
Jul 10, 2010
382
Belgium
Whatever any thinks of the Sls in my opinion it's fantastic. I own a 2012 roadster full option and consider the CC brakes a must on this car. When I bought it I wasn't in favor of the suspension package MB offeres and onstead had the KW HLs system installed with lift option. Ok the performance was not the greatest but after the suspension F cars had troubles following me. On the performance side I had a supercharger system from HMs and she's offering 750hp with 776nm torque. They're be a lot to match this.
In a carmagazine they compared the new F12 vs the sls blach series... The Sls came out real nice.
Rgerading depreciation... They are loosing like hell and don't understand it. it's a real nice car but indeed less exotic looking. The Roadsters however over here seem to do well.
 

shelbyelite

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May 10, 2007
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With all due respect to the Widow, If the car is a somewhat "NO OPTION CAR", then the price would really need to be much lower than the price mentioned above. That car likely only had a mid $180's msrp. If we compare it to my 2012 with a $230k+ MSRP, hard load with all then options, my SLS is honestly a very good buy. We have had several lately and I really like them. Great car IMHO and very underestimated......
http://eliteautosllc.com/vehicle/mercedes-sls-coupe-lemans-red/
 

BelgianGT

GT Owner
Jul 10, 2010
382
Belgium
I'm not sure about the states but the 2012 is a much better car. A buddy has a 2011 and lots of issues with the gearbox. It had several software updates but allways comes back. All has to do with the Gerag gearbox, same as the F458 but MB decided to write their own software for it. Seems they did,'t get it quit right the first time
 

Luke Warmwater

Permanent Vacation
Jul 29, 2009
1,414
Boondocks, Colorado
With all due respect to the Widow, If the car is a somewhat "NO OPTION CAR", then the price would really need to be much lower than the price mentioned above. That car likely only had a mid $180's msrp. If we compare it to my 2012 with a $230k+ MSRP, hard load with all then options, my SLS is honestly a very good buy. We have had several lately and I really like them. Great car IMHO and very underestimated......
http://eliteautosllc.com/vehicle/mercedes-sls-coupe-lemans-red/
Not bad Shelby but OMG I want this!

http://eliteautosllc.com/vehicle/porsche-carrera-gt-supercar/
 

Fubar

Totally ****** Up
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Aug 2, 2006
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Dallas, TX
If you didn’t know, I mysteriously found a deal on an SLS. So for the foreseeable future, this is my DD. Sorry ‘bout the ****ty video but you guys need to hear this car. It’s seven layers of badass with a candy flavored ****-you icing that makes it super fun to cut loose on unsuspecting stock sports cars. It’s not really that fast but it doesn't need to be THAT fast to make you want to sell your children’s future and get one in every color.


 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
Mark IV Lifetime
Feb 14, 2006
4,198
North Carolina
i just looked at one for the wife - but she wanted a XJ..... nice car Mark!
 

soroush

Ford Gt Owner
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Aug 8, 2007
5,223
congrats Mark, i was looking at one too but decided against it
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
I'd definitely rock one
 

canuck

GT Owner
Mar 4, 2006
280
 

Fubar

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Aug 2, 2006
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Dallas, TX
I'm not sure I follow their logic? I was waiting for $10,000 service bills or something. Gas, interests and depreciation are the "cost of ownership" factors. Welcome to the world of cool cars. Even the GT needs a little TLC.

I do expect to get nicked in the ands the first time I need new rear tires.
 

MNJason

GT Owner
May 14, 2010
2,037
Twin Cities
Mysteriously??

I really love the sound of these things!
 

Wwabbit

GT Owner
Mar 21, 2012
1,259
Knoxville, TN
It does roar nicely. Very cool.
 

ByeEnzo

GT
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Dec 10, 2005
2,100
Fort Worth, TX
I think that is Peak's old car which has since moved on. Thank goodness I got my CGT from Shelby. I think the car is a real keeper.
 

MTV8

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 24, 2010
916
Houston Texas
I agree. One of the best sounding engines out there.
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,485
Belleville, IL
That can't be Texas. I see clouds in the sky/.
 

canuck

GT Owner
Mar 4, 2006
280
The article is a little harsh or offers some great insite as if the world didn't know there is a cost to owning vehicles. Just interesting that the sls sits on top. I suspect it will depreciate to a point and slow down significantly probably at the 2.5 to 3 year mark. The R8 seems to follow that path. Save buying used. In regards to the ride MB realized the screw up in the ride versus the demographics they were catering to. It is not a collectible so those who buy them as daily drivers are looking at getting rid of them. In response MB has added the electromagentic or adjustable suspension starting with the convertable and now the gull wing.
 

shelbyelite

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May 10, 2007
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I think that is Peak's old car which has since moved on. Thank goodness I got my CGT from Shelby. I think the car is a real keeper.
It was. I sold it to Ray about 3 years ago and recently resold it for him to a repeat customer who traded it back to us about a month later (this guy trades probably 15 cars a year with me). It is available for sale.....