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      04-30-2021, 08:46 AM   #1
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I don't always agree with these guys, but do agree with a majority of this one.

I prefer the BMW construction and styling, interior and exterior, which is why I keep coming back to BMW.

The Maybach price... holy crap.

I do wonder why we don't have dual sun visors in the X7 and variants.

But that rear seating in the Maybach, ohhhhhh.... THAT is what I keep saying I want for the X7. See 7:35 in that video. That ultra-luxury, coccooned dual seating with recline, using space where the 3rd row would go as well. Rumor is, that's what's coming in the X8, and the X8 price might go to that Maybach level or even higher.
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Yikes, that Maybach on the thumbnail looks like those ghetto modified junk cars
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What the hell is going on with the lower front fascia of the Maybach? Has the same aesthetic as those tacky chrome grills you could add to the Chrysler 300 back in the day.
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Bounce mode..... where was that when my wife's X7 got stuck in the Target parking lot last week??
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GLS reminds me of this
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Oh yes, bounce mode? Really? If we had that on the X7, I would see me using that once, if I were in some sort of "please give me attention" mood. Other than that, don't see that being useful, even in winter Alaskan snow.
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The resemblance is strikingly uncanny.
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i mean the exterior of the Maybach is comically bad. is that really what came out of their focus group testing?!?

I must be getting really old.
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i mean the exterior of the Maybach is comically bad. is that really what came out of their focus group testing?!?

I must be getting really old.
Got to remember the type of people buying this car, Maybach's are big with rappers and famous people who like flashy and extravagant cars. For example, Kanye bought Kim Kardashian 5 GLS Maybach's for Christmas, and my local dealer sold one to 50 Cent. Its gaudy and tacky on purpose.

I actually saw a two-tone one at a dealer yesterday. They aren't as bad as I thought they were, definitely flashy, but that's Benz for ya.
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It's tough to beat the name recognition of
Maybach - not being a hardcore "car guy," I definitely knew about Maybach and had never heard of Alpina - if you want to be showy, clearly Maybach is the winner. If you want a driver's car, clearly the Alpina. ("clearly" to me, that is)
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That bounce feature is awesome! My kids would love that.
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Here are some photos of the Maybach that I captured during The Masters Golf Tournament this year. Wasn't able to get a side profile pic. Personally, I prefer the Alpina.
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Here are some photos of the Maybach that I captured during The Masters Golf Tournament this year. Wasn't able to get a side profile pic. Personally, I prefer the Alpina.
Blue looks quite nice. Didn't realize they had any W223 Maybach's in the states.
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Yikes, that Maybach on the thumbnail looks like those ghetto modified junk cars
Define "ghetto modified."
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Got to remember the type of people buying this car, Maybach's are big with rappers and famous people who like flashy and extravagant cars. For example, Kanye bought Kim Kardashian 5 GLS Maybach's for Christmas, and my local dealer sold one to 50 Cent. Its gaudy and tacky on purpose.

I actually saw a two-tone one at a dealer yesterday. They aren't as bad as I thought they were, definitely flashy, but that's Benz for ya.
The issue is now the GLS Maybach is nothing more than a SUV limo for short journeys without the much luggage. I admit I don’t want to get down in a low car for a luxury vehicle and part of the reason I would still buy a X7M50i even without having kids. That said the bouncy Maybach feels and looks more of a gimmick for those that crave vapid attention. It just seems too needy for my taste. If I felt the need to make that kind of statement I would do it with a Rolls Royce.
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Here are some photos of the Maybach that I captured during The Masters Golf Tournament this year. Wasn't able to get a side profile pic. Personally, I prefer the Alpina.
Blue looks quite nice. Didn't realize they had any W223 Maybach's in the states.
I was quite shocked myself. Pretty sure it was to transport their executives to and from the tournament.
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Yikes, that Maybach on the thumbnail looks like those ghetto modified junk cars
To each their own. The one showcased has to be one of the worse-looking SUVs from the front/side I've seen in a while. I did a double-take the first time I saw it.
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Hard to watch these two dorks for more than a few seconds.Not a surprise that they actually prefer the styling of the Maybach.It looks like the Mercedes designers stole a front grille from an 80ís Buick.
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To each their own. The one showcased has to be one of the worse-looking SUVs from the front/side I've seen in a while. I did a double-take the first time I saw it.
The GLS Maybach is a horrible design.
I have never been impressed with the Maybach prestige idea when it tries to represent itself on the same level of Bentley or Rolls Royce. I would rather MB put its top efforts in the "S-Class" that actually has a long established history. If I feel the need to "wallet flex", its not going to be with a Maybach.
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