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bad ass 600. how fast does it go?
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It does 0-60 in about 9 or 10. Topspeed wise I have only taken her to 85-90 mph. There's way too much wind noise at that velocity.

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that 600 has a great stance for such a big car


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Your 600 is one of the best Mercedes ever built and one of the good ones seen so far. Most of parts were hand built I believe.
Hows the suspension on those? Terrific, I suppose?
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Do you drive it, or is it a garage queen?

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Do you drive it, or is it a garage queen?
that's what I'd like to know too.
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Beautiful cars! The 600 is practically brand new!! And, the rear leg room is crazy!
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Thirty five years separate my two Mercedes, yet the 600 still portrays a commanding presence (if not more upright).
Hey, if i was there, i would have ignored the (otherwise great) S550 as if it was an ant on the floor. The 600 is one of the most impressive cars ever built bar none. I drool when thinking of the mighty M100 engine with its dry sump and sodium-filled valves.

The S550 is a technological marvel but, sorry to say, the build quality does not match the 600.
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Hey, if i was there, i would have ignored the (otherwise great) S550 as if it was an ant on the floor. The 600 is one of the most impressive cars ever built bar none. I drool when thinking of the mighty M100 engine with its dry sump and sodium-filled valves.

The S550 is a technological marvel but, sorry to say, the build quality does not match the 600.
Thats why no one has any post comments about the S550.

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Thanks for your compliments. Yes, the W221 is a great daily driver but lacks the presence of the W100. I drive the 600 when I can and the weather is good enough. People don't know what to make of it when I drive her to the gym or grocery store.

The suspension is great when driving but settles down to a "sleeping" position after a couple of days sitting in the garage (especially during cold tempuratures). I plan on having the valves (3) replaced in the Spring as I am told that the car should sit upright for at least 2 weeks. She drives great--better than the S550 around town.

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