Question of the Day: Brand New MB S600 or Slightly Used Maybach 57?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
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You want to know a secret? Justin and I spend way too much girlfriend angering time on eBay looking for screamin’ deals. OK, it’s a pretty lousy secret. But it yields fun finds. For instance, your new Editor in Chief found a 2004 Maybach 57 with only 30k miles on the clock for the low, low (well, not that low) buy it now price of $164k. Sure, that’s more than a house costs in middle America. But we’re all plutocrats here, so what do we care? And remember, these babies are $339k new (about $7,075 a month). Of course, things haven’t been so hot in the plutocrat biz lately. Sub-prime crisis, Russian mob muscling in on the rest of your business and all those divorces. I mean, $164k is a lot of scratch for a used car that has no chance of ever appreciating. Maybe then you should do the smart thing. For about the same number of greenbacks, you could get your driver behind the wheel of a brand spanking new Mercedes-Benz S600. Like the Maybach. it has 12 cylinders, two turbochargers, as much power as certain Greek gods and the hides from several dead cows. Newer chassis, too. No need to be frivolous. But… Maybach. I’m torn. You?

Maybach Drifting

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  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Sep 10, 2008
    Can I not vote for Honda Fit plus two to four years off work? +1.
  • Ctoan Ctoan on Sep 10, 2008

    I like the Camry for each day of the week idea. Get them all identical except for color and see how long it takes people to notice.

  • MBella MBella on Sep 10, 2008

    I would take the S600. With better performance numbers than some exotic sports cars, you can have Geeves race why you watch from that ultra-comfortable Lazy-Boy type thing in the back.

  • Hal Hal on Sep 11, 2008

    @thetopdog: I'm not sure if you are saying that your friends didn't notice a Maybach as being something unusual or whether they just didn't know what it was?