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Different strokes for different folks, I guess.....
 

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I have a confession to make. The R171 is starting to grow on me. I am beginning to think that it looks good, even from the front.

Don't get to concerned though. I am still not a fan of the fake lambo style doors.
 

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430 - 3/11/2005 7:03 AM

I have a confession to make. The R171 is starting to grow on me. I am beginning to think that it looks good, even from the front.
I agree, I never thought it looked nearly as good as the R170, but it seems to look better every time I see one. I still think the R170 will continue to age better than the R171. The R170 just seems to have more classic lines. Still won't get a R171 any time soon though, having too much fun with the 32.
 

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Most people were won over by the R171's looks when they saw it in person.

Anyway, concerning that first pic, the LSD doors are the ricer type, where you need to first push them open a bit, and then lift them up. Not very handy.

The Fab Design LSD doors I saw at the Geneva car show work in a different way. They operate in one smooth seamless motion and end up looking like real butterfly doors. It's truly kickass, but for that to happen, you need to part with over $10k [:(]
 

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430 - 3/11/2005 8:03 AM

I have a confession to make. The R171 is starting to grow on me. I am beginning to think that it looks good, even from the front.

Don't get to concerned though. I am still not a fan of the fake lambo style doors.
430, you are right. I like the new R171 more and more every day. It's really a great car with a nice design. Two pictures from Toronto AutoShow, in Feb. 2005
 

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It's growing on me as well....I really only like the front of the 55, and I still don't like the headlights, but it's ight.
 

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My mom picked up the pewter colored "launch edition" SLK350 which has all the exterior stuff of the 55 (but the 350 engine of course).

I drove it when I was home over the holidays and wow... its a really nice car to drive.

Plus I think it looks a lot better in person than in photos.

Of course I could be biased because I did inherit my slk230 from her when she decided to upgrade to the 350...

PT
 
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