School me. Early to Mid 2000's Mercedes S55's

Discussion in 'General' started by zertrider, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Yep, and so far it's been perfect. My entire family damn near disowned me at first and then my wife drove me home after a party and said holy shit, this is a nice ride!

    Also, I don't want 500HP. If I have it, I'll use it. The 300+ in the Lexus is just right and it's not the kind of vehicle that you want to thrash in the first place.

    Shit, maybe I am turning into an old f^&k:(
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  2. I'm with Stupid

    I'm with Stupid Sentimental Visigoth

    Minty? He had a mint-flavored car?
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  3. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

  4. zertrider

    zertrider Waiting for snow. Or sun.

    See, that is why it appealed to me. I do not want to give in to admitting I am getting to be an old f''k.
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  5. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    depends . the old benz , the audi A6 allroad are crap. the cayenne air suspension is flawless, the only thing that goes is a $1.50 o-ring in the compressor, takes 30 min to change. (mine hasn't went yet)

    generally, forums are your friend.

    i was looking into the CL65's for a while, but the stretch in the cylinder head studs scared me off. there are reinforced ones out there (aftermarket)...

    i drove all of the mid-2000 benz's off the production line and onto the train working there as a student in the summer. always told myself i'd drive one of those yachts one day. well, then i finished university and learned about those 79 independent computers in those cars on the CAN BUS... and that they like to go hoops after a decade... so , mmmh , that's a nope.
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  6. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    I look at it this way...yeah, I'm driving an old man car (that's the most comfortable ride I've ever had) but if the mood strikes, there's 5+ motorcycles in my garage that give me a chub within 60 seconds of turning the key. At least that's my justification:D
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  7. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    almost no other thing can replace a MC chub :)
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  8. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Yep. I swear I could get on a Suzuki TU250 and have a bigger grin than driving a GT3 Porsche.
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  9. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn’t mind having an SL
  10. StanTheMan

    StanTheMan Well-Known Member

    I’ve owned two Mercs and each time they cost a metric ton to maintain. NEVER have a Merc that isn’t under a warranty. You’re welcome
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  11. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife

    that CLS of yours is gorgeous though
  12. worthless

    worthless Well-Known Member

    I don't know anything about them from a maintenance standpoint, but, what about an Alpina B7? Definitely a sleeper.
  13. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    My mom had a 7 series BMW. There's a reason you can find low mileage cars that appear in immaculate condition for under $10 grand:D
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  14. HPPT

    HPPT Admin/Mod

    Buckwild sold his great find the first time he had to replace rear tires. I'm still laughing about it years later. :crackup:
  15. pfhenry

    pfhenry Well-Known Member

    the only kinda cool MB is the C55. my mom just got an 04 ls430 very nice. if you gotta go german get an old M5.
  16. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    Can you pull out the air ride and replace with regular suspension bits?
  17. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Its F&%#$ing shit like this that is making 'Merica gheyer and weaker than a rave on Ibiza.

    You should be saying, Damn right I dont want 500hp....i want 800 or 1,000hp. Cause hp equals freedom. Not wanting 500hp is like saying, hey Ahmed whatcha doing next september? wanna go fly planes into the towers in america with me?
    Not wanting 500hp is what made that Indian cry is those commercials. It wasnt the pollution. It was sissy ass statements like this....

    I dont want your wife around? I want to ask her if you can go have a beer later....

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  18. gixxerboy55

    gixxerboy55 Well-Known Member

    I think it's more the cost of running a 500 HP car, versus jumping on a sport bike and getting your jollies off that way.
  19. rd400racer

    rd400racer Well-Known Member

    Dude, I have 14 motorcycles. I'd say I rule the roost:D
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  20. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    Alpina used to be special. These days its not. Either way its not an overly impressive car honestly.

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