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Just super crazy about this car. It's amazing that they can pack so much power under the hood of a car.
 

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I have owed a D 300, C200, S500, S550 (present) CLS 500 (husband just totaled it)馃槖just bought the SL 600. It's a 2005 and we LOVE THIS MACHINE!
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I can't say enough for our 2005 SL65. It is the only MB we ever owned. It has the 6.0 liter biturbo tuned to 750/840. Very addicting!
 

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I'm curious, do you live in a state where there is a lockdown, meaning you aren't supposed to go anywhere? Where I live, people are only supposed to go out if buying groceries, unless your work is considered "essential". These cars need to get out at least once a week or the battery in the trunk is going to suffer. I take this one out once or twice a week, ebven if only for a 20-minute drive. Certainly hope our world returns to normal, soon -at least the normal we used to [email protected] Be safe everyone!
 

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Just pick a grocery store that is far from home, preferably with a nice winding country road along the way. :)
 

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Good idea! Our SL is simply for pleasure. Out of the garage usually once a week. I picture my son driving this one 30 years from now! These cars are pretty rare.
 

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Just a thought, you may want to keep the top up for a while. It was also recommended to use the recirculation for climate control. Anyone on the highway ahead of you can cough, sneeze, spit, etc in traffic. I sure hope this pandemic ends sooner than later. 馃槓
 

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Actually it wasn鈥檛. I鈥檓 not worried about me but would hate to pass it on to someone else. Especially someone in bad health.
 

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I believe that this virus is eventually going to be contracted by everyone. It does not seem to die in hot weather like influenza, and some countries who thought that had flattened and dropped the "curve" are now having a resurgence in cases. I am not afraid of the virus. I would absolutely hate to lose one single person to it. My fear is that we will keep trying to "social distance" to the point that there is nothing left of our economy and very bad things will happen (civil war, anarchy, hostile government takeovers, etc.). So in the meantime, on the few chances I get now to enjoy my SL, Ill ride with the roof open.
 

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I kind of agree but Florida is a hot spot and when I see 鈥渂each鈥 in the location I picture more than a few people in the area.

My feelings are certainly mixed about the whole virus issue.
 

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Wife and I have been social distance cruising one day each week in the SL65. We just love this car so much, if it got good gas mileage and was reliable we would sell all of our other cars and drive it exclusively.
 
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