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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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New member looking for SL

I am in Colorado and have owned 4 mercedes since 1978. A '72 280SE 4.5, '80 240D which was purchased new and driven nearly 300,000 miles until it was totaled in a rear end collision by a drunk driver, '94 300E and currently a '90 420SEL that we have driven over 160,000 miles. These have all been great cars.

I have been thinking about getting a 560SL or 560SEC to replace the 420SEL. The SEL is still in great shape, but it was my wife's car and she passed away suddenly just before Christmas and it is hard for to drive her car, too many memories. A different 420 SEL may even be an option, I really like them.

My mechanic is trying to steer me to a 500SL, but I really prefer the older cars. Am I making a mistake to not consider newer cars? We have driven all these cars a lot of miles and have very good luck with them, so I am not afraid of older cars. The next car I get will be around for many years so I don't want to make a big mistake in the selection.

I realize this very subjective, but would appreciate any feedback.


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I don't have experience with the older Mercedes, but just purchased a 2007 SL 550 3 weeks ago. This car is a dream to drive. I like it much more than a 2005 Corvette that I had. The SL is much better handeling. Sorry to hear about your loss. Good luck in your car search.
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