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Old 05-08-2011, 01:45 AM
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Nah, I'd rather have an SL55 before an SL63, but I love the SL65 it's so civil but at the same time entirely stupid with all the torque it as with those skinny tires .
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Nah, I'd rather have an SL55 before an SL63, but I love the SL65 it's so civil but at the same time entirely stupid with all the torque it as with those skinny tires .
SL55 was kind of garbage IMO. the engine response was horrible, the transmission was never meant for the job, and i hated the old front end.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:26 AM
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now the roadster is here

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:10 AM
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Perfection!
the only question is why didnt it get full-LED headlights....
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the only question is why didnt it get full-LED headlights....
Agreed on both. The roadster looks better IMO, it really does look pretty darn perfect!
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the only question is why didnt it get full-LED headlights....
that may be a specific characteristic to the electric variant ... or something
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Surprised at the warm reception the roadster is getting given the lukewarm reception the original SLS got. I for one think this roadster looks pointless and the loss of gullwings makes it lose whatever presence it had.

I mean it's nice, but certainly not 250k$ nice.
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Surprised at the warm reception the roadster is getting given the lukewarm reception the original SLS got. I for one think this roadster looks pointless and the loss of gullwings makes it lose whatever presence it had.

I mean it's nice, but certainly not 250k$ nice.
I said since the beginning that the roadster will look better than the gull-wing coupe, and it does. But it cannot compare to the original SLS in the same way, because back when gull-wing coupe came out, it was just HUGE! Today, this is just another engineering capacity exercise with retro-looks and $$$ price tag. I am expecting for the roadster to get warmer reception because it is a more convensional roadster, yet it is a highly capable performer. But people who spend this kind of money on a car like this care more about their image and status more than anything.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:59 PM
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Today, this is just another engineering capacity exercise with retro-looks and $$$ price tag. I am expecting for the roadster to get warmer reception because it is a more convensional roadster, yet it is a highly capable performer.
But if anything that would mean the roadster shouldn't get a colder reception. As an engineering capacity exercise, it's an even MORE conventional vehicle with retro looks and an even more $$$$ price tag. The gullwing doors are really the only special thing about the SLS and without them the roadster is just kind of... a glorified SL w/o the hard top. Hence I really don't see why this car is considered more highly than the arguably "more special" hardtop SLS at all :/
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But if anything that would mean the roadster shouldn't get a colder reception. As an engineering capacity exercise, it's an even MORE conventional vehicle with retro looks and an even more $$$$ price tag. The gullwing doors are really the only special thing about the SLS and without them the roadster is just kind of... a glorified SL w/o the hard top. Hence I really don't see why this car is considered more highly than the arguably "more special" hardtop SLS at all :/
I personally think the SLS coupe is more special than the roadster, no doubt. Its just when the SLS coupe emerged, it stood out in both a good way and bad way. By bad, I am refering to the execution of design of the car aft of the B-pillar. There were many mixed reactions to that, when compared to the original. So when the roadster rolled out, it did not have anything to worry about in terms of looks, and therefore not as much bad rap as the coupe did.
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