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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-29-2006 Thread Starter
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S197 Mustang vs Benz 500 SL

So I was gassing up my jewel, getting ready for our vacation road trip, and this guy comes up to ask me how I like my new Mustang. He says he can buy a used Mercedes 500 SL but was considering a new Mustang. Wanted to know how I liked it and how much I paid and which would I choose. He said he didn't like the fact that the Benz was a 2 seater only.

Of course I told him I loved the car and it had a 300 hp aluminum SOHC V8 and etc. etc. and popped the hood and made him listen when I fired it up.

So, given the choice for approximately the same price, would you choose a Mercedes 500 SL ( I don't know what year, take your best guess) or a new Mustang GT?

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Which One...

MB are nice cars, but I have never owned anything but American iron, so my vote is naturally for the 'Stang...:hihi:

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I think that me being part of this forum is proof enough of my answer

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The MB line gets bad reports from Consumer Reports for quality. The GT gets better marks. I would rather have the GT. And I do. My bro-in-law is a MB dealer and I would never own a MB. Sorry Paul.

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Benzes are awesome cars when it comes to technology and equipment and quality. but they tend to break more often because of all the things that can go wrong...lots of gadgets and electronics.. but they are really nice drivers. I have a buddy with a 2002 S class and its an awesome daily driver.
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I would not take the Nazi go-cart over my baby under any circumstances. I really think it is an apple and oranges thing though. Not a good comparo.

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