What car would you purchase if it wasn't so expensive to maintain?

As many luxury and performance cars get older their prices drop as their warranties disappear and they become increasingly expensive to maintain. Many times these vehicles seem like unbelievable deals until you begin to take into account how much money you will end up paying for the parts and labor to maintain and… » 9/17/11 5:00pm 9/17/11 5:00pm

Fun in the Emirates: A Mercedes-McLaren SLR E55?

And speaking of Mercedes SLRs, Emirati rally driver Mohammed Ben Sulayem, who shoehorned a Merc-McLaren SLR engine into an SLK55, has been at it once again. This time, he — and his unconscionably talented staff of mechanics — swapped the already potent AMG mill from an E55 with an SLR powerplant (are they selling… » 4/19/06 9:12am 4/19/06 9:12am