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cl500....or porsche 911

Discussion in 'Porsche' started by carlover23, May 13, 2005.

  1. carlover23

    carlover23 Rookie

    May 1, 2005
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    im looking to get a 2002 porsche 911 or a 2001 mercedes cl500
    this is going to be a daily driver

    i really love the mercedes but im just worried about the maintenance cost

    anyone have any experience with either cars?

    thank you for any info
     
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  3. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

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    i have personal experience with the 996 and a good friend has aaa 2002 cl500 and i driven it a bit...two very different cars, the mb is more luxury and a heavy cruiser, the 911 is not as refined but much more sport and light and nimble...it depends what you want...if you do mostly highway miles , then the mb will shine, it is back roads and twisties, then the 911...really is apples and oranges....
     
  4. G-Car-Man

    G-Car-Man Karting

    Nov 21, 2003
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    Def two different cars... They have the same HP but the cl500 will feel VERY slow to you compared to the 911... The cl500 will get you more 'looks' if you like attention; there are just so few of them out there...
     
  5. Teenferrarifan

    Teenferrarifan F1 Rookie

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    In my garage is a 2002 CL500 the car started out my dad's and then it became my moms second car she also drives a G500. But so far in 23k miles the car has been problem free (knock on wood). The car is great to drive with all the windows down and the sunroof open. The car will cruise all day long. It is no race car though.
    Erik
     
  6. LetsJet

    LetsJet F1 Veteran
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  8. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    If your only concern is the maintenance costs don't worry.....they'll cost the same (more or less) to repair while under warranty.

    Once out of warranty the Porsche should have less exposure based on it's lack of electronic gizmo's relative to the MB.....but I wouldn't say so myself.
     
  9. coolestkidever

    coolestkidever F1 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2004
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    cl500 what a stunning car, one of my favorites.
     
  10. carlover23

    carlover23 Rookie

    May 1, 2005
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    i think considering i will have the car for like 2 years my biggest concern is maintenance cost?

    i know the porsche and the cl500 is expensive but.....
    i think the cl500 would be alot more
    any thoughts????
     
  11. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

    Apr 26, 2003
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    911.

    Check if the CL500 was a buy-back...
     
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  13. JBsZ06

    JBsZ06 Formula Junior

    Dec 6, 2003
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    911 would be my personal choice over the CL500 (which is also a nice car)
     
  14. Europlayboy

    Europlayboy Karting

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  15. 911Fan

    911Fan Formula 3

    Apr 15, 2004
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    Modern day 911s are no longer "bulletproof" engineering marvels. Porsche refuses to fix the RMS problem it has known about for years.

    Just on engineering integrity grounds, I'd disqualify the 911.
     

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