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baller1792
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:11:13 PM
I finally got my dad into buying a new car. At first he was gonna get an M3... but now hes looking at mercedes CLK55 AMG 2002. Is this a better choice than an E46 M3. Im really disappointed because i personally think the M3 would rock that clk55 amg. What do you guys think ?

luxautodetail
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:12:06 PM
you are correct my friend

Sebony
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:12:57 PM
Already discussed a few days ago....

M3, of course... These 2 cars haven't the same "definition" in fact.... M, sport with confort, AMG, confort with sport....

BigGrin
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:19:29 PM
Its pretty much a given which way this will go asking on an m3 forum - same as if you post the same thing on a merc forum will get you an opposing consensus.

The m3 is a great car if the driver enjoys actually driving, especially if the roads get "interesting".

A3r0pusH
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:02:12 AM
Its pretty much a given which way this will go asking on an m3 forum - same as if you post the same thing on a merc forum will get you an opposing consensus.

The m3 is a great car if the driver enjoys actually driving, especially if the roads get "interesting".

it does depend on where you ask but like sebony said you either get sport with comfort or comfort with sport.....GO M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DaBean
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:14:43 AM
I mean, I'd pick the M3 (wait.. I did) but I see a trend that older people like Mercs more just because they don't do the "sport" all the time, so they'd rather have the comfort with sport, rather than the other way around.

Have him test drive both... but depending on hsi driving style, don't be surprised if he pics the Merc...

what kind of cars has he had before?
that might lead to a clue

acitydweller
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:38:00 AM
let dad have fun with whatever he likes ;)

baller1792
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 02:02:03 AM
do all the mercedes come in automatic tranmission ?? I saw the C55 AMG i guess its an okay car since it can run the 0-60 in 5sec however is not as good looking as the m3 in my opinion

flabmaster
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 02:07:06 AM
Yes, all the mercs come with automatics with manual modes, including the McMerc SLR. All of the M3's are manuals with the option for a manual with an auto mode.
-Dave
Edit: May I suggest that you buy used so that you can get laguna seca blue? FYI LSB has been discontinued for the 05's.

Fat Albert
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 07:16:00 PM
Yes, all the mercs come with automatics with manual modes, including the McMerc SLR. All of the M3's are manuals with the option for a manual with an auto mode.
-Dave
Edit: May I suggest that you buy used so that you can get laguna seca blue? FYI LSB has been discontinued for the 05's.

i think the new SLK comes with 6 speed manual

SpicyMcHaggis
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 04:54:44 AM
i think the new SLK comes with 6 speed manual

the SLK350 does... i don't know about the SLK55. i do know that AMGs have been up until the point, mostly autos...

capirest
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 05:46:33 AM
Regardless on which one he buys, you get to drive it either way!!!
It's a win, win situation!!!

flabmaster
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 05:52:37 AM
Sorry, I should have clarified, I meant AMG mercs. You're right, the new SLK 350 does come with 6 speed manual or an optional 7 speed automatic. The SLK 55AMG comes only in the 7 speed auto.
-Dave

smg kid
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 07:58:53 AM
how fast is the slk55 amg? and the clk55 amg?

Red330I
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 02:10:44 PM
They're both cool cars, too bad mercedes didn't use manual transmissions. I would've considered one over my M3. But I'm much more satisfied with the M. Love the look of the previous body CLKs.

BM-Power
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 04:14:17 PM
do all the mercedes come in automatic tranmission ?? I saw the C55 AMG i guess its an okay car since it can run the 0-60 in 5sec however is not as good looking as the m3 in my opinion
You're right, the CLK looks like crap, AMG or not.

gnk2727
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 04:18:25 PM
:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

COuldnt agree with you more.................

You're right, the CLK looks like crap, AMG or not.