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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Greetings from Langley, BC!

Hi Gang!

My AMG GT-S has been ordered and is to arrive in late October.

How I came to place this order is rather odd. Here is my story, should you care to read it:

I went in to my local Mercedes-Benz dealership to get Service "B" done on my 2012 S550.
The saleslady was waiting for me...blood in the water! First, she showed me a used SLS. She said it was something like $106,000. I thought that seemed pretty reasonable. Again, I wasnt in the market for a new car, but this was beautiful.
Turns out, she was wrong about the price. It was around $160,000. Too much for a used car.

But, it got my juices going and eventually I purchased a 2015 SL550. I got a terrific deal. I told the girl that the car I was REALLY looking forward to was the AMG GT-S.

She agreed that would be a great car when it comes out. I asked if it was next year and she agreed. So, I thought, I could come back in a year or two and see if I could upgrade to the AMG. No problem.

However, as I am walking out of the financial office, having signed the papers on the SL550, lo and behold I see an AMG GT-S sitting in the showroom!

What the..!!?? I asked the girl about it...she was baffled. She was also very wrong about the production dates (along with a few other things). She was fairly new at the dealership, it turns out. At first, I let it slide because the SL550 really is an amazing car. Oh...I also wound up buying my wife a new GLA250. Two new Mercs in a week...not too shabby!

A couple of days later I just had to phone the general manger about a list of things that were bugging me about the deal. I wont go into all of them here. When I got to the part about the AMG being my dream car, he said he would take my new SL550 back and get me into the GT-S. Boom! Done!

It arrives this fall and I get to "suffer" with my SL550 in the meantime!
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Hey

I used to live very close to Langley. Beautiful area.

You are a salesperson's dream. Two vehicles in one trip! She must have been delighted.

Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome to the forum.

The downside for sales folk with vehicles like the SLS is at times it takes someone that has a burning desire to get the SLS, even with the AMG GT out, there will still be those guys loyal to the SLS
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Welcome what spec GT you ordered?
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Have you spent more time driving the AMG GT or the SLS?
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hey welcome to the boards and congrats! also curious how you spec'd your girl!!!
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I dont get the AMG until late October. I wish I could keep both, but the deal is that I trade in the SLS550. I'm cool with that since they are giving me full credit for it.

The AMG GTS will be Black with the Exclusive Red (I think that's what it is called) interior, Red seat belts, Performance steering wheel, carbon fibre trim, carbon fibre engine cover.

I think that is all. It should arrive late October.

Do any of you know how to track its progress being built or shipped etc?

Don't let the car fool you...
My real treasure is in Heaven!
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Not sure on the shipping stuff, but I have to say that the black exterior with red interior will look sinister. And you seem to have gotten pretty lucky getting an SLS550 in the mean time. That ain't a bad car to drive around while you wait.

Congrats.



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Scott my dealer gave me a build date, shipping date and an arrival date. They usually call me when each of these are met or change.

Speak to the dealer.

My build date is the 26th Auugust shipping date 29th August collection date 9th Sept
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Scott my dealer gave me a build date, shipping date and an arrival date. They usually call me when each of these are met or change.

Speak to the dealer.

My build date is the 26th Auugust shipping date 29th August collection date 9th Sept
Nice!

By the way did you shop around for anything else before deciding on the AMG GT?... 911?
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