2005 E500 4Matic
I'm not sure I'd ever want to own one. The attention would make me too uncomfortable plus I could never just leave the car unattended anywhere for very long.
the kind of 'parking lots' that you would inherently frequent once you had acquired the SLR would probably be lined with equally precious exotica. you would be an absolute fool to have an SLR as your only car, and your social life would be a slightly different realm, with no need to worry about how ostentatious the whole thing is...dahappybanana - 3/26/2006 11:17 PM
I do agree about worrying about it being in a parking lot.
LOL... The Stig put up a better lap time in the Carrera GT by almost a second. The SLR is a grand tourer (GT), whereas the CGT is a no-compromise race car. They serve different purposes, and are aimed at different markets. Both kick ass tho!red_benz said:You are on the wrong website my friend. Im sure your porsche is a fine motorcar but the SLR is something beyond anything we have ever seen. Just watch the crazy pom Jeremy clarkson on topgear carve around a racetrack in one and any other potential drawbacks you can think of for owning one become insignificant. I would own one in a second, and shall before i depart this world one day... just not tomorrow ;-)
I too would love an SLR, While I am a mercedes die hard fan, I do agree with your comments regarding an italian exotic.. but on second thoughts, who is Ferrari owned by? not Fiat is it? he heBeing able to spell is obviously not a prerequisite for owning an SLR.
I don't have one, I'd drive it if somebody gave it to me ... otherwise though, at that level of sports car my vote would go for something more traditional, Italian. There's just something about a serious high dollar fast car made by a 'purist' company like Ferrari vs. one from a company that also sells the 'A-Class' and 'Smart'. Come on.