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Old 22 April 2007, 07:08 AM   #1
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The German/Swiss connection...

I've never been a big Mercedes Benz kind of guy, but my wife recently bought one, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a couple shots of two brands that are recognized the world over!

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Ok, here is a picture of the car sans the Rolex. It is a GL-450.

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Old 22 April 2007, 09:04 AM   #2
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Nice!! What model is that (the car) ?

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Old 22 April 2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike.

It's the GL-450, the new 7 passenger SUV. She traded her Ford Expedition in on it. I'm not sure why she "needed" a new car, but then again, I'm not sure why I "need" another Rolex!
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Old 22 April 2007, 03:27 PM   #4
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Beautiful SUV, Allen and some great shots!! Love that pic with the Rolex nestled inside the 3-pointed star!!
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Old 22 April 2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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My parents were going to get the GL diesel, but the sales guy ticked them off and so they bought a Mercury Mountaineer. That GL is a fabulous vehicle and in a fabulous color. Nice buy and a nice watch.
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Old 22 April 2007, 03:39 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.

Frank - we thought about the diesel, but it isn't available in California. Apparently, it doesn't meet our emissions requirements.
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Old 22 April 2007, 03:51 PM   #7
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That's what I heard, that the diesels won't be sold in Cali until the bluetec engines are released. Those are supposedly able to pass the requirements.
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Old 23 April 2007, 05:18 AM   #8
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That picture wasn't there before was it

I love the color, I can tell its blue-ish in the first picture...But the last picture it almost looks black!

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Old 23 April 2007, 06:04 AM   #9
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If you drive the Mercedes with the Sub still in the cars grill, does that keep the Sub wound?
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Old 23 April 2007, 09:53 AM   #10
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No Mike, I added the picture after you queried about the model - you're not going crazy. (Well, at least about that!). The color is called Capri Blue, but it looks different depending on the lighting and viewing angle, anything from a deep purple under florescent, to midnight blue, to almost black as you noted.

Here's another shot taken from the front - couldn't get the whole thing in from this angle without moving my other truck - was being lazy. The blue just forward of the tire is probably the best sample of what the normal color is in daytime lighting.

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Old 23 April 2007, 10:40 AM   #11
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Gee, and I thought this was going to be a thread about Sinn, Doxa or Limes or something...
At work, I was outside on break as three salesmen in an equal number of GL-450's drove up and delivered them to our esteemed upper echelon as 'company cars'. I had mixed feelings as I've not gotten (amongst others) so much as a cost of living raise in the last 2 years. On checking them out, nice indeed. It's good to be king...
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Old 24 April 2007, 02:07 AM   #12
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That color is pure class

- I wish they wouldn't throw them front liscense plate brackets on. It is a requirement here in Illinois too, and I have them on my 06 Pathfinder! UGLY Sticks out like a sore thumb.
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