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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Andrewc2232

    Andrewc2232 Senior Member

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    Finally got around to snapping a couple photos of my early graduation gift to myself. Picked up a 2002 Mercedes CLK55 AMG with ~70,000 miles for cheap. So far I'm super happy with it. Stiff but comfortable ride, prodigious acceleration at all speeds, enough room for 4 adults, huge trunk, and gets the same MPG (18/27) as my old Infiniti with a 3.0 V6. Plus what I personally think is one of the best looking designs MB ever built.

    Not sure if I want to keep the chrome wheels. A little flashy, but I guess they were a factory option.

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  2. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    I hate chrome wheels, would have been a deal breaker for me.
     


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    Normally I'm not a fan either. However, these are growing on me somewhat.

    Still, I may decide to clean them up and sell them to buy something a little more modest. If nothing else, they were a very expensive option and are still reasonably valuable today.
     


  4. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    I had an SUV, a Navigator, with chrome wheels. They didn't bother me too much when I bought it, but over time the wheels among many other issues annoyed me. I only kept it a year, but if I had kept the SUV longer, I would have kept the wheels.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    New 6 is exponentially nicer than the horrendously designed outgoing version.
     


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    Fingers crossed, I might be upgrading to this in a few weeks.

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    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    :drool:

    as a car enthusiast, i sometimes get excited by the width of tires on sports cars... sure, the exhaust/exterior/interior are terribly important, but nothing like seeing the fat tires of a 911 gt2 in front of you.
     
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    Nice. I never really thought about these much until I drove one at the "M Shool" in SC, and came away very impressed. They were using them for skidpad/drift training at the time. :)
     


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    What color is that? BMW has the nicest blues, but there are so many I can't keep up with them all
     


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    what's the thing in the exhaust? are they valves?
     


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    It's just a split, no idea what the use of it is, but it's standard on the Meisterschaft exhaust.
    A lot of the people on the M5/M6 boards prefer higher pitched exhausts, but I personally like the lower tone.
     


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    lolwut? new 6 looks like ass. I'd actually prefer the old 6 in a choice between the two. with my money though, I'd take neither
     


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