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  • CitroŽn DS19

    15 31.25%
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL

    33 68.75%
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Thread: CitroŽn DS19 v Mercedes-Benz 300SL

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    why not apply some lateral thinking?
    I see the similarities Ferrer mentioned.

    I however do not like comparing dissimilar cars, and these two cars are vastly dissimilar in my opinion and thus comparing them - to me - seems futile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    So which one is it going to be?
    If you're giving then I'm going 300SL if merely for the resale

    Because I'd have to sell due to Gullwings being uninhabitable in aussie summers (like today)

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    The DS because it is more interesting, and I might actually be able to afford one.
    The DS also has more character, IMO.
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    300sl. would love to cruise down the motorway in that. the citroen, not so much
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    The 300SL is actually the car I have vowed to get my mother for her birthday when my affluent times come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTSmash View Post
    The 300SL is actually the car I have vowed to get my mother for her birthday when my affluent times come.
    saw one in red. dunno if it was genuine. still looked great pulling into the petrol station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    Wiki told me the 300SL was the fastest car at the time. How fast was the DS?
    Is that important? There have been "supercar" episodes on Discovery Channel. In one of them Eddy Irvine attributed the 300 SL with very poor and tricky handling.
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    I don't think a person would buy a 300SL because of how it drives. They would get one because it was (or parts of it were) advanced for its time and it's also quite stylish.
    That's partially why I picked the Goddess; it is advanced in almost all areas and it too is quite beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    That's partially why I picked the Goddess; it is advanced in almost all areas and it too is quite beautiful.
    any idea then how it drives?
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    I have some idea about how comfortable the ride is, but I have never driven or talked to someone else about driving one, so I don't can't say I do.
    I guess I assumed it could be good to drive because of its involvment in rallying.
    EDIT: I should probably add rarity to the list of reasons for buying the 300SL.
    Last edited by f6fhellcat13; 01-23-2009 at 12:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    Is that important?
    No it isn't. Or it shouldn't.
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    I have driven a DS, briefly, but not the 300SL.

    From all reports the 300 is good under normal conditions, but the swing axle rear suspension has all downsides of swing axle rear suspension (jacking, etc..) as you approach the limit.
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    Bloody hell. The SL by a mile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    Is that important? There have been "supercar" episodes on Discovery Channel. In one of them Eddy Irvine attributed the 300 SL with very poor and tricky handling.
    I haven't driven one, but I know many people that have and they all say the steering is a bit heavy and the gearboxes on the early ones are a bit 'trucky', but over all the 300SL is glorious to drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rasmus View Post
    Bloody hell. The SL by a mile.
    End thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicFromLA View Post


    End thread.
    lack of debate has never been good for any forum.....any of your acquaintances ever encountered snap oversteer, or a most driven in a sedate manner?
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