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      04-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #23
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he aint looking at an SL55. welcome to the thread.
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Uh.. yeah he is. He said its between the SL550 and the Maserati GT.
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      04-14-2011, 03:49 PM   #24
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going to test drive the c63 tomorrow, r8 is out of my budget
Nice! Let us know how that goes! I def think thats one of the best all around cars for the money you have.
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good luck with test drive on c63. Let us know your thoughts.
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i think the C63 will feel more comfortable to you in terms of dynamics ( coming from a 335i and all)....but the question now begs, if you are considering a C63...why not an M3?
For that matter, why not a CPO M5?

I was bummed to read your review on the Maser' =( It appears to be impressive on the streets and sounds it...guess it doesn't drive that way =\

have you looked at maybe a Porsche? you can probably find a cpo 911 for mid 70's ??
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      04-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #27
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what other language do you speak. but you should consider buying a aston martin
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      04-14-2011, 05:02 PM   #28
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i thought you wernt looking for v8 or were you? thats why m3 wasnt on your list...

in any rate, i could see that you are going toward executive class luxury with lots of power... 500 horses type of power!

you wouldnt go for a 7 series? 750i would be awesome choice.

I just do not like benzs.. they are always performance tick below BMW for the same price.
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      04-14-2011, 05:05 PM   #29
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The poor grammar and english hurts my eyes
come on... dont need that type of comment! he even said he is not native speaker. lets not be ignorant or rude here... I could perfectly understand what he is trying to say... his english (written, at the very least) is not bad at all!
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      04-14-2011, 05:15 PM   #30
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yeah I'd be all over a 911 if I had that much to blow on a car.
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      04-14-2011, 05:21 PM   #32
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Trade in 2 nice cars + cash for 1 new car? I'd rather just keep the 2 cars and the cash. Invest the cash in some risky $1 stock or something.
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such as?
GT-R (Used)

M3, M5(used) or M6

GT500 mustang, Corvette z06

911(997) S

Cts-V

E55AMG (used) C63. possibly a CL63

evo AND sti. lol you have choices.
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      04-14-2011, 05:52 PM   #34
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he aint looking at an SL55. welcome to the thread.

These are the funniest replies I've read all week. Well done.


As for the OP - I would probably choose neither of your options.

idrift4wd has some excellent suggestions just above me though! Look UP.
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      04-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #35
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going to test drive the c63 tomorrow, r8 is out of my budget
If you're looking C63, you might as well also look at the M3. Less power, but better handling.
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      04-14-2011, 06:07 PM   #36
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The thread started earlier about get rid of my 335i and now im heading to maserati. Today i set up an appointment for anothertest drive ( i test drove once but just around the corners) and drove like 10 mile. IMHO, its slow, doesnt handle as good as i expected, sluggish transmission. But the riding quality is good, not too stiff, nice exhaust note and 4 seater . Today there was a SL550 2009 sold at 70s and thats a sweet ride too. I own a 2003 sl500 but thats a totally different car. Different outlook and engine goes up from 5.0 to 5.5L. Alright now im looking for Maserati or 2009 SL550? that dealer gives me ballpark my 2009 335i + 2003 Sl500 + 23K cash on either maser or sl550, which is pretty near to my budget. Do you guys think i should go for sl550 instead of maserati?

Excuse my grammer, im not a native english speaker, sorry
You should stick with the Mercedes. The Merc has the low end grunt you are wanting. Not to mention the "german-ness" mindset that is your expectation. The Italians do it different. Not everyone can adapt.

While the Maser/Ferrari engine is no slouch, its torque is a bit higher up the rev dial. You have to work the motor. The ZF transmission is the same as in the Bimmers, so if the tranny felt slow, you weren't in the right mode. In "Sport" the Maser/ZF software is a bit more aggressive than the BMW/ZF configuration. Maser steering can sometimes feel a bit dead on-center, but bend the curves at speed and steering wheel comes alive in your hands.

The one negative, that I'll agree with you, is the weight. But that isn't just a Maserati issue. And don't forget that the two rear seats will fit full size adults. Not just midgets or small children like in most others.

And finally, you might not be comfortable with the maintenance costs. Although the service intervals are reasonable (IIRC, 12K mile intervals) You will be going to Ferrari/Maserati dealers that charge a lot more than $140 a shop hour. And they don't give a shit about giving you a loaner car or when you would like to get the car back.
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      04-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #37
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"English" should be capitalized.

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      04-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #38
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If I had that money I know I'd be getting a GTR but from the cars you own I can obviously tell this is something you'd not be interested in. I say you give a look at the c63 amg though!
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      04-14-2011, 08:17 PM   #39
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my father had the gran turismo. had it for 3 months and got rid of it for an AMG. Although beautiful, it is the most impractical daily driver you could get.
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i would get an AUDI R8
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      04-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #41
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my father had the gran turismo. had it for 3 months and got rid of it for an AMG. Although beautiful, it is the most impractical daily driver you could get.
Well, I wouldn't say it's THAT impractical. Just imagine the way car magazines/reviews describe the practicability of the R8, but more practical...does that make sense? Cause the Gran Turismo is still a high-end GT.
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      04-14-2011, 08:51 PM   #42
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SL is for MILFS, believe me, I've seen tons of these on the street.

A White Maserati Gran Turismo IS THE SHIT.
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      04-14-2011, 09:02 PM   #44
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r8 real head turner
eh, there's tons of shit before getting that robotic thing, SPECIALLY a 997 911 turbo
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