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Sometimes you do get a chance to make a second impression

March 21 2012 at 1:20 AM
AV  (Login timeonmyhands)
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March 4th was the 12 month anniversary of my ownership of MB's new Gullwing. During that time I experienced 22,600 miles of pure driving joy after 1K break-in miles plus two rocks in window and parking lot accident that allowed me to replace my front bumper at no cost--a good deal because I had a few bottom scrapes due to low clearance.

As fortune would have it, the numbers made sense for me to trade-in the 2011 version for a new, i.e., 37 miles, 2012 that was on dealer's showroom 10 days ago. Big difference in delivery time for the two autos; first Gullwing delivery was 10 months after US introduction versus 1 day for second.

My desires for 2012 were not pressing because only upgrades that I wanted were blind-side assist and adaptive suspension. I really loved my black ext with peanut brown int plus aluminum trim, but I must admit the black on black with carbon fiber trim is awesome and possibly better looking. My pics don't do it justice. I would have never included CF under the hood nor the B&O sound system upgrade in my ordering specs, but now that I have them they are appreciated.

It appears that MB has fixed the throttle hesitation issues that plagued the 2011 edition that was somewhat solved with a transmission software upgrade.

90% done with break-in miles and the Escort 9500ci radar/laser detector was installed yesterday so looking forward to a 400+ mile jaunt "at speed" to visit my mom this Thursday.

I hope to file a full report of the second-1st impressions whenever my Purists friends come for a visit. But for now, methinks a great car has become my ultimate daily driver.

Cheers and live well!

Left are 2011 and right are 2012
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DRMW
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re: impression

March 21 2012, 8:35 AM 

Congrats on the upgrade, that full carbon package looks amazing! Is there a noticeable difference in sound quality with the B&O?

-MW

 
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AV
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I think so, but honestly given the euphonious AMG engine roar

March 22 2012, 3:17 AM 

I'm not sure that it's really worth it. Now if they had been able to incorporate hidden motorized tweeters as opposed to lighted, wow!

I'm working from memory since I wasn't able to do a side-by-side comparison.

 
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ThomasM
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oh yeah! ongrats! cant wait to see it!

March 23 2012, 9:55 AM 



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ED-209
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Congrats again

March 21 2012, 6:28 PM 

That carbon fiber looks awesome. Hope to get in a ride in it some day. Congrats AV!

Regards,
ED-209

 
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AV
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We will keep the post break-in miles low until get come to town

March 22 2012, 3:18 AM 


 
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jerryW
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Congrats AV

March 22 2012, 9:02 PM 

You are right, the new one looks even better than the 2011. Look forward to reading the update.

Drive in the best of health.

JerryW

 
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AV
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Thanks Jerry and how are your road adventures going?

March 26 2012, 8:18 PM 


 
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asg
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Great pick up!

March 27 2012, 7:16 PM 

Congrats!

Have to love the impulse trigger pull!

Have you driven the new 991 S? Would love to know your take of the two.

Great car! Local highway MB dealer seems to always have one or two in stock in the front of the dealership windows. I feel and irresistible force tug at my neck to turn when I drive by every morning......

Be safe!

asg

 
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AV
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Haven't driving 911 ever, but maybe if Ming comes to town we can test drive one

April 8 2012, 8:52 PM 


 
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