Title one advantage 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 That’s as a result of it was a very scorching mess, and a Hoovie’s Storage episode on Paris Hilton’s outdated SLR reveals why: its service prices add as much as the price of a brand-new automobile… so long as that brand-new automobile isn’t, y’know, one other SLR.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 received it for the distinctive deal of $180,000 (the depreciation alone ought to have been a foul signal)… solely to seek out that the service charges on it had been, uh…. massive.
That new purchaser took the automobile in for an oil change and walked out along 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 substitute, $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 substitute $850
- Amongst different issues
Oh, and you know the way you’ll have to vary your brakes sooner or later within the eventual future in case you, y’know, drive a automobile? Yeah. That’s going to price at the least one other $20,000. That’s most likely a part of the rationale it’s solely been pushed 21,000 miles.
Now, for over $30,000, you wouldn’t be capable of purchase one other uncommon supercar. You may, nonetheless, purchase a brand new base-model Mercedes A-Class that won’t solely be cheaper up entrance however will 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 mentioned, I suppose you may’t put a value on sitting in the identical cockpit as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Britney Spears.