SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

Discussion in '2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG' started by hiren, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    you must go for turbo....
     
  2. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    u cant compare the 2
    sl55amg is better
     
  3. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    sl55 amg without a doubt
     
  4. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    sl55 amg
     
  5. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    TURBO IS FASTER
    SL55AMG IS MORE LUXURY
     
  6. I'm getting a new car, but i don't know which to choose from...
    Should I get the SL55? or the Turbo?
    it's really frustrating me...since the level of performance are about the same, and so as their prices...SL provides more comfort, where on the other hand, Turbo has all the fun a driver may request...and the sound...

    Help~~~~~~~
     
  7. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    Get the Turbo!!! The sounds are increddible!!! Mercedes is not a real sport car. And automatic transmission sucks...<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    Get the Turbo!!! The sounds are increddible!!! Mercedes is not a real sport car. And automatic transmission sucks...<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    Get the Turbo!!! The sounds are increddible!!! Mercedes is not a real sport car. And automatic transmission sucks...<!-- Signature -->
     
  10. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    Get both. <IMG SRC="http://www.supercarforums.com/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> I've got the AMG SL 55 on the way and the new Porsche RUF 911 Turbo R. One for my drive to work on a nice day, the other for the track. There's nothing wrong with getting both. It just depends on what you want.
     
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    i would say : "buy the turbo!".But on the other hand , marcedes sl55amg si a very good car.But like the others , the automatic gearbox sucks! .You buy a car with that performance to "realy drive it" , and porsche has the advantage of all-wheel-drive sistem! , and let's be seriouse , a porsche is a porsche! If you want luxury and performance ( because luxury is on the first place ) you buy the mercedes , and if you want a real sports car , where performance if on first place , buy the Turbo.....
     
  12. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    i would say : "buy the turbo!".But on the other hand , marcedes sl55amg si a very good car.But like the others , the automatic gearbox sucks! .You buy a car with that performance to "realy drive it" , and porsche has the advantage of all-wheel-drive sistem! , and let's be seriouse , a porsche is a porsche! If you want luxury and performance ( because luxury is on the first place ) you buy the mercedes , and if you want a real sports car , where performance if on first place , buy the Turbo.....
     
  13. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from luting</i>
    <b>I'm getting a new car, but i don't know which to choose from...
    Should I get the SL55? or the Turbo?
    it's really frustrating me...since the level of performance are about the same, and so as their prices...SL provides more comfort, where on the other hand, Turbo has all the fun a driver may request...and the sound...

    Help~~~~~~~</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE --SL 55 AMG is a better all-round performer if no speedlimiter then it can really give the porshe a go
     
  14. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    Well I would probably take the SL55 AMG. That's one of the most beautiful cars I've seen in a while. It's luxury, speed, comfort and style in one packet. It might be even more fun to drive than the Turbo because the awd of the Turbo tends to understeer. And remember the SL is a coupe and roadster at the same time.

    And for all those people who think that automatic transmissions take away the fun from driving. If the only fun thing about driving is the manual transmission you could by only a clutch and a manual transmission and install it into a chair at home and play around it all day infront of the TV. There you would have all the fun needed for driving, you wouldnt even have to buy a car. The automatic transmission can be faster than any manual if you add an automatic kit into the car, And those kits dont cost much. Automatic transmissions arent so bad as most people think.

    So I'd take the SL55 because IMO it's better packet. Overall it's better, it has even a larger trunk.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Well I would probably take the SL55 AMG. That's one of the most beautiful cars I've seen in a while. It's luxury, speed, comfort and style in one packet. It might be even more fun to drive than the Turbo because the awd of the Turbo tends to understeer. And remember the SL is a coupe and roadster at the same time.

    And for all those people who think that automatic transmissions take away the fun from driving. If the only fun thing about driving is the manual transmission you could by only a clutch and a manual transmission and install it into a chair at home and play around it all day infront of the TV. There you would have all the fun needed for driving, you wouldnt even have to buy a car. The automatic transmission can be faster than any manual if you add an automatic kit into the car, And those kits dont cost much. Automatic transmissions arent so bad as most people think.

    So I'd take the SL55 because IMO it's better packet. Overall it's better, it has even a larger trunk.<!-- Signature -->
     
  16. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    both cars are fantastic but i think merc is a MERC.
    as they say that the performance is almost the same so why dont a super luxury instead of a "sound".if u want sound then better choose a ferrari.SL 55,new SL55,simply uncomparable.
    but i cant afford either of these magnificant cars ;)
     
  17. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    both cars are fantastic but i think merc is a MERC.
    as they say that the performance is almost the same so why dont a super luxury instead of a "sound".if u want sound then better choose a ferrari.SL 55,new SL55,simply uncomparable.
    but i cant afford either of these magnificant cars ;)
     
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    And anyway, I think the SL55 AMG comes as a clutchless manual. So it comes with a paddle shift with the gear changes behind the steering wheel like in F1 cars. I'm not sure though, you can ask your Mercedes dealer. And the Mercedes has also new high technology geatures in it like the SBC brakes which are the most advanced brakes seen on normal road cars nowdays. It has also the ABC suspernsion system and much more. Technologically the SL55 is more advanced. And if you seek for heritage then the SL55 is the better choice. It's the newest member of the legendary SL series which was started bu the 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, one of the most legendary and beautiful cars ever IMO.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The SL55 does have a clutchless manual, however there are not paddles behind the steering wheel like the Ferrari 360, or the Aston Martin Vanquish. Mercedes has a similar setup as the Porsche Tiptronic or the Chrysler Autostick. There is a slot on the gear shift that you slide the selector to then a simple tap upwards on the shifter upshifts and a downward tap will downshift. It's a very slick setup that allows the driver to in fact "drive the car" with a manual transmission, but without the hassle of a clutch. If you're ever in heavy traffic, well, leave it in the "automatic" mode. Great engineering.
     
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    Well...
    TURBO ROCKS!!!
    if u don't want it can u buy me one?
    anyways
    how can u people say that the Porsche is not a lux car?
    Heated leather seats, NICE sound in and out!!!
    and when u open and close the doors, the windows goes down a bit to sit under the seal.
    u guys forget that the turbos have those EXCELLENT PCCB brakes
    as if the regular steel ones werent enough for good brakes
    they had to make ceramic ones that will never warp and stop even faster.
    if u want to impress, i think the general crowd of pedestrians and drivers will notice a merc more than a porsche these days
    but for those like us who know our cars, the turbo will definatly stand out, especially with it's extendable wing(very coo).But if u want more satisfaction with your car, i think the non sluggish, very nimble, awd, non-understeering turbo is the better choice.And u'll be able to smoke even the Modena off the line.
    on another note, have u seen the sportec turbo? 600hp, 3.3 secs to 60 (Faster than the 3.6 sec mclaren).But that may be a little too expensive.
     
  21. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    in addition
    Porsche also has a navigation system
    it's not fair for anyone to tell u which car to buy just cuz it's u'r car and everyone has different tastes
    but i know for sure that when the merc comes out, u'r not gonna be the only one driving it, whereas with the porsche, it's basically just you.I just want to see more good cars on the road like the turbo (not to say the merc isn't good, just that i see enough of them already and they're noses are starting to get repetitive).
    u should go to both company's sites, go to both dealerships.And probably with a deposit, test drive each. Cuz in the end, that's all that really matters.
    oh and if u could, please tell us when the time comes, which car u chose.<!-- Signature -->
     
  22. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    You guys just keep talkin' about the SL 55 AMG, Porsche 996 Turbo and Ferrari Modena 360. I think you are forgetting the BMW Z8, the car that also had the style and performance to compete with these cars. And I personally find the Z8 even more stylish than the SL 55 AMG.
     
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    I personally don't think that z8 can compete with either 360 or turbo. I admit that it's stylish, but the performance is just way off topic. It's quite slow compared to turbo, and the maximum speed is not even high enough, unless you mod the chip.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from John Alsayegh</i>
    <b>Well...
    TURBO ROCKS!!!
    if u don't want it can u buy me one?
    anyways
    how can u people say that the Porsche is not a lux car?
    Heated leather seats, NICE sound in and out!!!
    and when u open and close the doors, the windows goes down a bit to sit under the seal.
    u guys forget that the turbos have those EXCELLENT PCCB brakes
    as if the regular steel ones werent enough for good brakes
    they had to make ceramic ones that will never warp and stop even faster.
    if u want to impress, i think the general crowd of pedestrians and drivers will notice a merc more than a porsche these days
    but for those like us who know our cars, the turbo will definatly stand out, especially with it's extendable wing(very coo).But if u want more satisfaction with your car, i think the non sluggish, very nimble, awd, non-understeering turbo is the better choice.And u'll be able to smoke even the Modena off the line.
    on another note, have u seen the sportec turbo? 600hp, 3.3 secs to 60 (Faster than the 3.6 sec mclaren).But that may be a little too expensive.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Well if heated leather seats are all it takes to be a luxurious car, my fathers Volvo V70 would be a luxury cruiser. And the Merc has the most advanced braking system on the market, the SBC braking system, and it has ceramic brakes. The Sensotronic Braking System brakes every tyre individually and its controlled by severaö computer chips. I dont know how it exactly works but its great innovation.

    Oh and BTW, Auto, motor & sport just test drove the SL500 and they said it had one of the best suspension charcterisitcs on the market. The car is very comfortable like a Merc should be and its very sporty at the same time. And that was only the SL500. For even more sportyness buy the SL55 AMG.<!-- Signature -->
     
  25. Re: SL55? or Porsche 996 Turbo?

    I love both the Porsche and off course the Mercedes cars, but if I were to choose from the Porsche and the Mercedes-benz sl 55 amg then i would surely choose the mercedes. i would do that because the car is just so beautifull that i instantly fell in love with it the minute i looked it up.
     

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