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Mercedes S class vs. V8

In a momentary lapse of judgement (aided by dropping $1600 on a PS rack), I
came very close to trading the V8 in on a new S class Benz....after driving
the Benz for a morning, I came to a few conclusions:

1. It is an absolutely ENORMOUS car...dwarfs the V8.  In fact, dwarfs the
old S class (saw the two body styles side by side on the used car
lot...really puts the size in perspective.

2. related to above, I would not describe the S as nimble.  Makes the V8
feel positively tossable.

3. They are rather expensive (not that this is a surprize, mind you, just
seeing 67,000 on the window sticker of a 6 cylinder car (320) kind of opens
your eyes.

My final decision is to keep the V8 for a while longer...it truly is a FUN
car.  After reading Paul's comments on the A8, that might be an alternative
in the fall, but for now, you can't beat the V8.

Just some observations....

Mark Hogan
Bethesda, MD
90 V8
88 Trooper II 4wd (now for sale)
94 Safari awd