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Old 08-09-2009, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2007 S550 vs. 2007 A8L

Im contemplating my next purchase. I currently own a 98S420 which im keeping, but I want to add newer model. Im looking at both the S550 and the A8L. Everything I read about both cars is positive. Any opinions on which would be a better choice? Have there been any issues with the 07 S550? I had an 01 S430 and it was brutal. I would appreciate any opinions. Thanks
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Im contemplating my next purchase. I currently own a 98S420 which im keeping, but I want to add newer model. Im looking at both the S550 and the A8L. Everything I read about both cars is positive. Any opinions on which would be a better choice? Have there been any issues with the 07 S550? I had an 01 S430 and it was brutal. I would appreciate any opinions. Thanks
Cannot speak for the A8 but no major problems so far with the S550
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Cannot speak for the A8 but no major problems so far with the S550
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can't go wrong with either of them. My mothers last car was the 2007 Audi A8 which we got rid of for the 08 CLS550. She wanted mercedes more because the car caught her eyes and she thinks a black CLS looks better than a Black A8. Its honestly preferance. Either way you can't go wrong. I heard that testing on the S550 showed that its the only car in the world where your heart beats 5bpm less! That pretty much summed it up for me if I wanted luxury. Everything is voice command, killer looks, based off of W140 chassis(amazing car), and hearing that V8 roar on the highway is... impossible. I can't hear a thing unless we floor it and even then it's very subtle. Definitely both head turners but MB service is 10x better than Audi. They act like the world is lucky enough to be graced by their presence. Awesome decision to be stuck with though
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You need to drive both and look at the ratings and reviews. The S550 is a better car. I have yet to see a segment review that ranks the A8L in the top 3. It's normally 1st S550, 745Li, LS460L, A8L OR 1st S550, LS460L, 745Li, A8L or something like that. I have never seen A8L take 1st prize. The build quality is top notch, but the reliabily isn't great. 07 S550 reliabilty seems to be middle of the road. Its not great and its not anywhere near as bad as 01 S430.
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