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Old 13th May 2009, 16:37   #91
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Right here in Mumbai...
Wow that is still impressive! Not fishing for names but could be the same person who has a plant in Baroda. From word of mouth I have heard he has a RR(rolls). By the way If I were you I would never move out of mumbai just coz I have a great connection who always updates his collection.
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Old 13th May 2009, 16:47   #92
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I drive a 750Li whenever I im in US (almost every quarter). I absoluteley love it's handling and performance. I am a gadget freak so I go crazy with gadget in the car.
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I recommend you take along a international drivers licenses and a major credit card. This way you will be able to rent out some exotics.

Internation license - certainly
Major Credit card -
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Sam - Not sure if you were sarcastic but the only reason I said so is because they wont let you rent if you dont have it. I rented some beauties like Mustang, Hummer, Corv's, 300s etc at a very negligible price. By the way TRICK: tell them you are there on a business trip and they will give you some discounts if you open and account. It wont cost anything to open an account. I tried that with Budget and they worked 20% discount for me. Disclaimer: Individual experiences may differ.

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Old 15th May 2009, 17:14   #95
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DRIVEN:

523i, 525i, 530i, 525d, 530d.
320i, 325i, 320d.
740Li.
X5 3.0d,
X3 2.5i.

911 Carrera, C2S, C4S & TURBO.
Cayenne V6, S, GTS, TURBO.
Boxster S, Cayman S.

NICE...
(own none of above)
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nice!! seems like you been lucky with Porsche and Beamers!
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hehe
Worked with them.
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hehe
Worked with them.
Explains. I worked with one such company in Australia which allowed me to lay hands on most vehicles. Well i took that job even though the pay was low
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i think i agree with you here, as i took the up the job some years ago for the same reason.
But eventually you get paid decently aswell.
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Its the defination of 'Paid' that you have percepted in your mind. The only cars I missed driving were Vintages. Anyways I ant that of a fan of those. This was when I was in my early teens, young, stupid, crazy, you know all that. So was it at the dealership?
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ok last night i get a call from my friend (owner of the cls 63 i mentioned) he told me to come to his hotel. I did and lo behold his 1 week old sl63 amg white.

I told him i was pissed at him for showing me the car so late, so he let me drive as compensation.

It was exhilerating. Even more so than the cls. The sound addictive. Have never driven the 55, but dont know how much better an sl can be
Nope the SL63 isnt as half as exciting as the 55. Driven them both. The 55 has that awesome supercharger which the 63 lacks. The SL55 AMG is better anyday.
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Yes.
Could'nt have chosen any other carreer other than automobiles.
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Haha nice D-Man.

This thread has become very interesting to read. Good thinking!
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Glad you Like it KrazyKing!
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Nope the SL63 isnt as half as exciting as the 55. Driven them both. The 55 has that awesome supercharger which the 63 lacks. The SL55 AMG is better anyday.
Dippy man I was out in the SL63 again today, and frankly can't imagine an MB being any better! Shudder to think what the black series are like.

I've driven supercharged and tubrocharged cars by the dozen, but as they say:
"There's no replacement for displacement"

The 55 probably has that boost whack to it, but what I love about the 63 is how composed it is on the corners! The CLS63 owned by the same dude is in comparison a sloppy handler. The SL63 however has no qualms in entering a beautiful drift at over a 100KM/h.

Run in period, what run in period, the owner has been pushing the car from day one. 300KM so far on the odo in a little over 12 days, and we've been ripping the hell out of her! Driven few cars that feel more composed. Off the top of my head I can only mention the Gallardo, but even that is only better by a small margin. Oh and an extensively modded and lowered E46 euro M3 I drove in the US, run on 20" blades, that thing handled like it was on rails, so yeah the SL is definitely up there...

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