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Cool Opinions on 2008/09 SL550 vs 2008/09 CLS63 AMG

Need your help Benz owners. I'm a 3 time BMW owner who loves the performance and handling of BMWs. Have always driven Mercedes before ending up buying BMWs. However, while in the market for a 2008/09 BMW CPO 650 we drove a 2008 SL550 with AMG package and it totally impressed us beyond our expectations. It has more acceleration and quick throttle response than the 650 and the interior and transmission were amazing. That said, here's the dilemma. I'm having trouble deciding betweeen a 2008/09 SL550 with AMG package or a 2008/09 CLS63 AMG. Here's the questions I need you all to ring in on:

1. Is the CLS63 AMG going to handle as well as the SL 550?
2. Did any of you that chose the SL550 over the CLS end up missing the ability to throw a couple of friends in the back while going to dinner?
3. Any other thoughts/opinions on the the BMW 650 vs SL550 vs CLS63 issue.

My target budget is $48-63K so all are fitting in there. Just can't step up to a SL63 at this time.

Thanks in advance for sharing your thouhts and opinions. Very impressed by the SL550 and the CPO program. I generally keep the cars for 6-7 years from in service date with 135-150K of milegage so I'll need to live with this choice for a good 3-4 years.
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I have no friends worth passing up a convertible. They can get their own damn ride.

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The convertible hardtop configuration is hard to beat -- a true 3 season ride.


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