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Which is best used sl65, sl55 sl500

I am planning on buyingg a used 2006 sl . Would the sl 65, or the sl 55 be the best buy or would the sl 500 be the best.
Any recommendations?

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If you want the most "bang for your buck" and enjoy extreme performance than no question the SL65 is the one. With an original sticker of $190K to $200K if you look around a bit you can get a well maintained low mile car in the $50K to $65K range. A used SL55 of the same year is not that much less than an SL65 (maybe $5K to $10K). A used SL500 is a completely different animal, but with the AMG package will give you most of the looks without the performance or potentially higher repair and maintenance costs. I was looking at either a 2007 SL550 or a 2006 SL65. They were very close in price, but the SL65 was so much more car, it was an easy choice for me and I was able to purchase direct from the original owner. I did end up getting a 4 year, 50K top of the line extended warranty just for piece of mind, but the service history on my car was extremely clean and the car only had very minor repairs that were previously done, so I did not start out with a "lemon".
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