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Old 06-02-2005, 07:33 AM
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Nicest car to sit in

What, in your opinion, is the nicest A) Mercedes and B) any car interior you have had the pleasure of being inside, in ambience, quality and appointments?

I was just thinking about how nice it would be to come out of work and step into the dark leather lined, fully equipped interior of a W140 S600 and cruise on home with the music on quietly and no other noise at all..

Some modern mainstream cars (Audi A4,A6) have nice interiors, but I think you have to step up into the A8 or perhaps Mercedes CLS class to get that special feeling.


What's your ideal?

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Old 06-02-2005, 08:09 AM
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B) Any Rolls Royce, Bentley or Aston Martin. The brits can't wire a light bulb but they sure know how to put an interior together.
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:16 AM
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1920s Deusenberg and a Maybach 62.
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:26 AM
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:35 AM
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I have to add a 1955 Gullwing to the list.
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We can wire lightbulbs

Its just that we need to get permission from the Union and give up those liquid lunches.
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:19 AM
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Jag Jag Jag. I bet a Bentley Arnage or RR is quite nice as well.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:58 AM
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okay, we're only talking about seats here- (gag) our old 1984 Olds 98 Regency Brougham.
It had dark brown crushed puppy upholstery, and was just like sitting in your sofa. Only thing was, the car accelerated and handled like one, too.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:40 PM
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A) 1955 Gullwing (one more vote)
B) 2000 Rolls Royce Silver Seraph - great seats, nicely finished wood and berber carpet
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:45 PM
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The 600's with the alcantara headliners and the hand stitched leather dashes look very nice. Over the winter while we were slow, I had the great pleasure of enjoying The Matrix in the back of a Maybach 62 with one of my techs. Good stuff for sure. The CLS interiors are really not all that nice. The matte finish wood loks fake, the visibility is poor and the overall feeling is not nearly as satisfying as even the 211's.

I personally think Audi makes very nice interiors in their new cars. I wouldn't want to own one, but as a sheerly subjective observation, they are outstanding. I'll agree with MM that the Brits really have the market cornered on the oppulent interiors.

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Old 06-02-2005, 01:23 PM
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I've sat in and driven several Rolls and Bentleys from the 60s and 70s in particular -- all had breathtakingly beautiful and comfortable interiors. I really don't get the Gullwing thing -- fabulous ride, but interior comfort leaves a lot to be desired. The 300SL roadster interior was much more comfortable than the Gullwing. To each his own...
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I personally think Audi makes very nice interiors in their new cars. I wouldn't want to own one, but as a sheerly subjective observation, they are outstanding. I'll agree with MM that the Brits really have the market cornered on the oppulent interiors.
That comes from sitting in LondonTraffic for so long...they appreciate the nice upolstery more than anyone with a 5 minute commute.
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That comes from sitting in LondonTraffic for so long...they appreciate the nice upolstery more than anyone with a 5 minute commute.
Well.. that's exactly what got me thinking and caused me to ask this question so.. you're probably right!

Which makes you wander, what do the Japanese do when they are stuck in those Tokyo jams then? I guess they just play with all the gadgets.
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Well.. that's exactly what got me thinking and caused me to ask this question so.. you're probably right!

Which makes you wander, what do the Japanese do when they are stuck in those Tokyo jams then? I guess they just play with all the gadgets.
Well one of the reasons i picked up my W123 was becasue its far more comfortible in traffic............now on quiet country roads where I know the cops aren't ...well those are the roads where my honda shines....each excells in its own way. The Honda is everything but comfortible...fast, handles like its on rails...and very nimble...but comfortible to a 43 year old butt it isn't.
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I was just thinking about how nice it would be to come out of work and step into the dark leather lined, fully equipped interior of a W140 S600 and cruise on home with the music on quietly and no other noise at all..
Not everybody works behind a desk. I tend not to be impressed by interiors that take themselves too seriously . . . as if you need to dress up just to sit in the car. About the only leather that is necessary inside the car is on the steering wheel rim and maybe on the shifter knob, but that would be 2nd to a nice wood one. Rather than be lulled to sleep with quiet, LCD displays. polished woods and the aroma of tanned hides . . . take me back to the cockpit of my past . . . British roadsters that had pedals set for heel/toe; shifters that fell right into your hand off the wheel; Smith gauges and sounds from the engine and exhaust that told you how the car was doing and to remind you that you were motoring.

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