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Old 06-22-2011, 05:46 PM   #1032 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tumnasgt View Post
Yeah, an '04 S600. My grandfather had a foot operation and can't drive at the moment, so I get to take it for a spin every week or so to keep the battery charged .

Beautiful car in every way imaginable, but I could never justify something that burns so much gas (let alone the purchase and maintenance costs). I've been getting 17.8-19.2MPG on the ~10mi route I take it on, which is pretty amazing considering what's under the hood.
I remember reading an article in a magazine about the SL600, which I believe has the same powerplant, and trying to imagine what 600+ lb/ft of torque feels like. Does it have turbo lag or is it just like getting rear ended by an eighteen wheeler?

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