Identify one benefit of the 2006 Mercedes SLR McLaren. I’ll wait. You possibly can’t, are you able to? That’s as a result of it was a very scorching mess, and a Hoovie’s Storage episode on Paris Hilton’s previous SLR reveals why: its service prices add as much as the price of a brand-new automobile… so long as that brand-new automobile isn’t, y’know, one other SLR.
When Hilton purchased her automobile new again within the day, she paid $463,000 for it. A more recent purchaser bought it for the distinctive deal of $180,000 (the depreciation alone ought to have been a nasty signal)… solely to seek out that the service charges on it have been, uh…. giant.
That new purchaser took the automobile in for an oil change and walked out together with his pockets $34,565 lighter, like:
- “A Service,” which isn’t particular and is listed for $2,105
- A brand new energy steering pump, $2,22o
- A steering rack, $6,270
- A Mercedes turbine-styled wheel to switch the bent one on the automobile, $1,899
- OEM battery alternative, $1,350
- Fuel door struts, $2,500
- Brake line mounts, $1,350
- Tire strain monitoring sensors, $1,700
- Brake caliper cooling ducts, $1,250
- Wipers, $105
- Washer nozzle, $500
- Fuel cap tether, $100
- Tire match container, $215
- Drain plug alternative $850
- Amongst different issues
Oh, and you know the way you’ll have to alter your brakes sooner or later within the eventual future in the event you, y’know, drive a automobile? Yeah. That’s going to price a minimum of one other $20,000. That’s most likely a part of the explanation it’s solely been pushed 21,000 miles.
Now, for over $30,000, you wouldn’t have the ability to purchase one other uncommon supercar. You possibly can, nevertheless, purchase a brand new base-model Mercedes A-Class that won’t solely be cheaper up entrance however can even most likely be cheaper to service within the close to future. Which the SLR won’t be. As a result of it’s terrible.
That stated, I suppose you’ll be able to’t put a worth on sitting in the identical cockpit as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Britney Spears.