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I'm leaning toward placing an order for an SL55 but am still wondering about comparisons.<br> Has anyone driven an XKR and a 996?<br> I realize the SL55 will have 75-150 more hp than these two and the SL500 would be a more apt comparison, and that the XKR is more of a GT, the 996 a true sports car.<br> But I'd like to have the best of all worlds: interior luxury more like the XKR, breakneck acceleration, great cruising manners, great handling, excellent value retention, and a sound system worthy of the $100K pricetag.<br> And none of these cars seem to have the entire package.<br> Anyone have opinions about the XKR and 996 versus expectations about the new SL?
 

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fwiw, i seriously considered the XKR a year or so back when i was droptop hunting.<br> <br> it's an 'old' car. that is, it's old technology. nowhere near the number of safety features and whatnot that you'd expect.<br> <br> i ended up with a 996 C2 Cab.<br> <br> i'm on my dealer's list for an SL55.<br> <br> doody.
 
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