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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    The SLK 55 AMG might be MORE fun imo.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    The SLK 55 AMG might be MORE fun imo.
    And if thats not enough fun... Spring for another 60k (almost the cost of the XLR to start with I know) and get the ROMPING SL65. ...605hp.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Ralph, Travolta actually owns that TVR.. its a Tuscan Speed 6

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

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    Which car is better? Which would you buy? I don't think there is a comparison on these two yet, but I am amazed by the XLR technology at this time.


    Lexus: 300 hp @5600 rpm / torque 325 @3400 rpm

    XLR : 320 hp @6400 rpm / torque 310 @4400 rpm
    Get neither.

    Get a new Corvette instead.

    Faster...

    Less expensive...

    Moe fun to drive...

    More powerful chick magnet...

    Faster than a speeding bullet...

    Able to leap tall building in a single bound....

    Oops, sorry about the last two lines, I got carried away.

    Still, get a Corvette (I can't wait till my 4 kids are through with college)

    'Nuff said

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by 1toycad
    Get neither.

    Get a new Corvette instead.

    Faster...

    Less expensive...

    Moe fun to drive...

    More powerful chick magnet...

    Faster than a speeding bullet...

    Able to leap tall building in a single bound....

    Oops, sorry about the last two lines, I got carried away.

    Still, get a Corvette (I can't wait till my 4 kids are through with college)

    'Nuff said
    I'm betting that the Vette would have a bone-jarring ride compared to the XLR? A gentleman prefers a soft ride. Otherwise the cute blonde in your passenger seat will be complaining that she cannot put on her makeup. Has anyone tested both? I think when firm handling is essential, the XLR will tighten up enough?

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Actually I agree with 1Toycad... Since I tend to like real enthusiast vehicles... The Z06 C6 would be higher on my list than the XLR or even the XLR-V. I mean come on... 500 Horses of real american muscle coming from 7 WHOPPING LITRES OF DISPLACEMENT Auurrrr!!!

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me
    Actually I agree with 1Toycad... Since I tend to like real enthusiast vehicles... The Z06 C6 would be higher on my list than the XLR or even the XLR-V. I mean come on... 500 Horses of real american muscle coming from 7 WHOPPING LITRES OF DISPLACEMENT Auurrrr!!!
    I don't know much about it, but I bet the price will be as much or more than an XLR. I'd be happy with 320 hp, especially since I know how hard my Dad's DTS pulls with 300, and not to mention a lightweight body and ZOOM.

    I don't even want to guess what that new Vette would cost here, but I'll bet over 100k. XLR's are $117,000 after tax! A Zo6 last year I saw at the dealer was $77,000. I'm pretty sure the XLR-V will not be outdone by a Corvette? Any numbers on those yet?

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph
    I don't know much about it, but I bet the price will be as much or more than an XLR. I'd be happy with 320 hp, especially since I know how hard my Dad's DTS pulls with 300, and not to mention a lightweight body and ZOOM.

    I don't even want to guess what that new Vette would cost here, but I'll bet over 100k. XLR's are $117,000 after tax! A Zo6 last year I saw at the dealer was $77,000. I'm pretty sure the XLR-V will not be outdone by a Corvette? Any numbers on those yet?
    The price target for the new Corvette Z06 is the base 911 which is around $70,000.

    The XLR-V should get the STS-V's powertrain.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by berkin
    The price target for the new Corvette Z06 is the base 911 which is around $70,000.

    The XLR-V should get the STS-V's powertrain.
    The thing I heard about this new Z06 now after asking my buddy is that it's going to be very "limited" in production. So realistically, how many of these things are going to be around anyway? 500 per year? Chances are we'll never see one for a while. If an XLR was available I'd get one if I couldn't wait, because they are really unique IMO.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Here is a video review of the SC430 Nav system.


    http://www.drivingtelevision.com/seg...nt=5&segtitle=

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    I always here about cars being Limited production or what not, but in the end they end up not being so limited. Theres a ton of C5 Z06's running around. The SRT8 is supposed to be limited too, but as soon as Chrysler figures out what theyve got Im sure thatll change.

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by Playdrv4me
    I always here about cars being Limited production or what not, but in the end they end up not being so limited. Theres a ton of C5 Z06's running around. The SRT8 is supposed to be limited too, but as soon as Chrysler figures out what theyve got Im sure thatll change.
    Well, we know that's true with cars like the Buick "Limited" or anything they made. I'm thinking this will be more limited in production sort of like the Bullitt Mustang (never reached the projected 5000 made) or certain Cobra Mustangs, etc. because it is special and they'll probably have a hard time passing emissions, etc. (doesn't that usually effect availability?)

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Quote Originally Posted by berkin
    I like the XLR more. The SC430 is just a Toyota.
    So the XLR is a just a Chevy?

    Both are great cars. the SC leaning towards luxury more and the XLR more towards sport.

    And I 2nd the Z06 motion!!!

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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Yeah, I'm not big on those popular "it's just a Toyota" comments either. Toyota knows their stuff. It's not "nothing" for a company to steal sales from would-be Mercedes S-Class buyers. Toyota was "just a toyota" back in the 70s and early 80s. 1989 changed everything...

    Up until just a few years ago, BMW owners used to say, "It's just a Cadillac".. Not anymore.. Times change..
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    Re: XLR vs. SC 430

    Aston Martin DB5.........or AMV8.....under 100k and unique.

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