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iNeon - 3/24/2006 4:57 PM

i like em too, cant have one tho. i'll be lucky to buy 2 new c classes the rest of my years[:p]
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SSL - 3/24/2006 10:41 AM


I don`t think there is any doubt that the new S Class has a number of styling cues from the Maybach and I agree with you that the S is a nicer looking car but the Maybachs 57 or 62s are significantly bigger and heavier than the W221.

As to presence I also think that the W221 is an improvement on it`s predecessor but compared with the Phantom it`s a quality compact executive car.

Comparatively the Maybach fares no better. Yes it`s big and yes it is expensive but the Phantom is the real deal not a wannabe.
Yeah,Maybach's are nice,but rather garish in a muscular,teutonic-Wagnerian way,don't you think.

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Shane - 3/24/2006 4:29 PM

^^^When you drove the old Seraph around no one noticed. If you forced them to look they thought you had a late 80's lincoln continental. It was that bad. The car itself was tolerable driving but undependable in the best English manner.
Just a matter of taste. I don't want to be noticed, I get noticed enough [8D] but I admit the Seraph is fairly undistinguished besides its grille. I kind of like relatively nondescript sedans. And it's graceful enough without being showy, and the inside is quite splendid, without, however, being terribly spacious.

You're so right about the reliability thing though, it's no contest between Seraph and Phantom. The head mech at Vantage Motorworks told me that aside from its BMW engine, the Seraph is no more dependable than previous RRs, which means it's about as bad as any car on the road.
Yeah there is something to be said about going about your business without any fanfare. My daily STS4 is perfect for that. No one notices that car at all. The '62 vette and '60 cadillac conv. you have to beat them off with a stick.
Funniest thing I saw one night long ago was when the valet moved the red testarossa out of the way so my poor ol' '60 cadillac could have the front door spot at what was then the #1 trendy do-dah restaurant of the moment in Dallas.
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Benz Devil - 3/28/2006 1:18 PM

Phantom, what can I say…
I think that is the ultimate luxury car. IMO, it looks a lot more magnificent than Maybach.

But I agree with “Marsden�. Seraph is more traditional along with Corniche.
I agree the phantom has presence even the name.
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