Comments - Luxury Car Evolution: 2002 Maybach 57/62

Published: Jul 11, 2012
Description: The first couple years of this century saw a luxury car market which was in sorry shape. Vickers, the parent company of Rolls-Royce and Bentley, hadn't put much into development for their ultralu...
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Domenic Biamonte Jul 15, 2013
And if you didn't realize, and you weren't being sarcastic....dear God, I pray for your poor, incredibly idiotic soul.
Domenic Biamonte Jul 15, 2013
@Josh Banning I hope you realize that the car that they tested was not a Mulsanne. It was a Yugo. They texted it as a joke because they didn't have the actual Mulsanne. That's why it was crap.
John Serely Jul 12, 2012
Oh, and for the price you can get them at today, they are actually good choices around the 100k price mark (high mileage, older, used ones)
John Serely Jul 12, 2012
@tom yea your right about prices. I have seen them go for,about 100k.
Jack Nicholas Connor Jul 11, 2012
Maybach's are quite possibly the ugliest cars ever made, but inside they are close to being the nicest cars ever made. I personally believe the Rolls Royce Ghost is nicer though
Matthew McKernan Jul 11, 2012
The only thing that was really great about this car IMO was the rear seat, the front seat as well as the exterior of the car looked ugly and outdated. But I guess the rear seat is the only thing that matters in a car like this.
Zachary Maurer Jul 11, 2012
Dudes the phantom coupe is me DREAM car, I'll never be able to afford it, lol
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
coupe, phantom drophead coupe) next time, know what your talking about haha
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
@kaigen you must not know much about bentleys lol. Rolls Royce's are meant to be ridden in by the owners, while bentleys are meant to be driven by the owners haha. Oh, and 1/2 of Rolls Royce's linup is supposed to be driven by the owners (phantom
Bijan Jahanpanah Jul 11, 2012
At least at the end of the episode they destroyed it
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
@carbuzz- why no pics of the landulet?
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
@esam- it is obvious that you haven't seen that particular episode...
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
yup. i assume you're getting at that it wasn't a mulsanne lolz
Neil Thomason Jul 11, 2012
Well unless my sarcasm detector is badly fritzed I'm guessing some comment posters didn't!!
Neil Thomason Jul 11, 2012
Did anyone actually see the Mulsanne Top Gear tested?
Esam Mohammad Jul 11, 2012
The mulsanne is great .. Not everything crap top gear says is true .. The mulsanne is far superior for their tiny minds to understand
Morgan Dame Jul 11, 2012
as ugly as it is. i love them. we had a black on black 57s, the car was beautiful and believe it or not maybachs are built on their own chassis
Kaigan Viner Jul 11, 2012
I'd much rather drive than be driven so no Maybach, Bentley, or Rolls for me.
Josh Banning Jul 11, 2012
The mulaanne is crap. They tested it on Top Gear in Albania and they all hated it
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
Ehh, they are just so boring. The interior is great, but the exterior is terrible. I'll take a phantom or mulsanne over this
Justin Tucker Jul 11, 2012
I hate it, everything about it. Interior, exterior, everything about it sucks too me. I MUCH rather have a phantom thank you very much.
Carlton Salmon Jul 11, 2012
A lwb S-Class was almost as luxurious, far better looking and costed half as much.
Matt Sutton Jul 11, 2012
I never understood it either. I think theyre hideous.
Carlos Gallego Rodriguez Jul 11, 2012
I just don't like it. Silly price tag for a tuned mercedes s class
Description: As late as 2002 they were still selling only models introduced under Vickers management. More and more customers were buying long-wheelbase versions of the large luxury sedans offered by the big three...
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Description: It generated moderate interest, despite its comparatively uneventful debut. The 2002 production model would be similar in many ways to this concept, despite being built on a later S-Class platform. It...
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Paul Lissona Jul 15, 2012
An example I can't figure out is gmc and Chevrolet trucks and SUVs. Why are they the exact same except for grilles etc?
Andrew McNeal Jul 12, 2012
Cut the price in half and it'd be worth buying!
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
@connor yea a couple days a ago, I saw a 57s and a 62next to a Phantom. The maybachs are eye catching, but the rolls is on a completely different level.
Ghaith AL-sharari Jul 11, 2012
I just like the interior of it that's all
Tín Tá»± Tin Jul 11, 2012
I love MayBach because it very long,
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
badge engineering is pretty widespread throughout the automotive industry. maybach ( modern ones anyway ) are a pretty bad example of it, but there are much, much worse...
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
Certainly not the worst, Doug lol.
Matt Piccolo Jul 11, 2012
I agree, I've never been a fan of these
Janak Solanki Jul 11, 2012
I wish this car didn't look so boring
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
Of only they made the exterior look good, or at least different, they could have done pretty well, they had good engines and interiors
Description: Except that those icons were so long ago (1909-1940) that not many people outside of Germany knew or cared about the history of the hood ornament. Moreover, that hood ornament was about the only featu...
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Description: There is essentially only one model under the Maybach marque, although a few different versions of the car existed. The 57 is the short-wheelbase (relatively speaking) while the 62 was the long-wheelb...
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Igor Natsioks Jul 11, 2012
These vehicles are built in Germany so they use metric system. 57= 5.7 meters or 57 decimeters. Roughly 18.25 feet. 62 = 19.84 feet. Aprox The number stands for decimeters. Think outside your American box :)
Josh Banning Jul 11, 2012
It's called exaggerating
Matty Michaels Jul 11, 2012
Although it doesn't represent feet, it does have something to do with length.
Zachary Maurer Jul 11, 2012
Lol my friend has a 45 foot Chris craft, and that's huge!!!!! I swear if hes not being sarcastic...
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
@josh I assume your being sarcastic, right?
Zain Sheikh Jul 11, 2012
@Josh I don't about you but I've never seen a 57 ft or 62ft long Maybach unless it's a limo
Josh Banning Jul 11, 2012
57 and 62 is actually how long the car is in feet
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
Your right. Unless you know about car, you would not guess they have the same platform
Jordan Smith Jul 11, 2012
.... That's what she said. Sorry, too easy.
FoxRS Jul 11, 2012
it's as long as a bus
Andrew McNeal Jul 12, 2012
Looks like it came from 1996
Wilson LaFaver Jul 12, 2012
Probably one of the worst looking rear ends on a car cause of those stupid lights
Description: It can accelerate up to 60mph in 4.5 seconds in its fastest form, which is pretty impressive in a car which weighs more than 6,000lbs. The driver will notice some shared components with the S-Class, b...
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Jack Howard Jul 11, 2012
I would love this car on GT5 just so i could demolish a line of cars waiting to drag on Indy.
Zaire Wilkins Jul 11, 2012
dam 4.5 for 3 tons of luxury
Scott Gracey Jul 11, 2012
6000+ pounds, holy! I knew it was big but wow
Description: What is important to note at point is that this sales record was achieved after the debut of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Competition from the Phantom is often cited as one of the big reasons for the Mayb...
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chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
i was pretty sure they'd already quit making them lolz
Wolfgang Ezeh Jul 11, 2012
@Brian have you been in either of the two cars?
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
@brian- yes, but it is still pretty sweet
Stephen Reed Warren II Jul 11, 2012
Actually, I'd take a Maybach Xenatec. If you don't know what this is look it up and thank me
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
the maybach landulet is pretty sweet... but yeah, give me a phantom as well;)
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
I agree Brian. The phantom coupe screams class and luxury, while this doesn't really say anything
Stephen Reed Warren II Jul 11, 2012
The phantom looks more boss, but I'd take a Maybach over a phantom.
Matt Piccolo Jul 13, 2012
How is this nice? The gauges look like they're from the early 90's, the centre console is crowded with buttons and unorganized, and this is probubly just me cuz I don't like it in any car, theres too much wood
Gary Murphy Jul 12, 2012
Very outdated. Mercedes wonders why they failed...
Inderjot Sidhu Jul 11, 2012
car should have been impeccable in nearly every way. Theres no way an interior like that can compete with a RR.
Inderjot Sidhu Jul 11, 2012
It's like they mixed the outdated components of the last generation s class with the center console and added in some current s class features like the all digital dash. Stupid combo. Should have really really stepped it up for a car this price the
Matthew McKernan Jul 11, 2012
I kinda agree with Matt, about the front seat, the steering wheel, shifter, and entire center console looks ugly and outdated, the rear seat is where it's at.
Crazybonbon Obobo Jul 11, 2012
Matt, what would make a nicer interior in your opinion? More...steering wheels?
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
@matt- it's a lot nicer in the back, which is where you're supposed to sit if it's yours. but I'm not a rider, I'm a driver, so i don't want it
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
@matt what are you talking about? This is a great interior
Matt Piccolo Jul 11, 2012
Wow, I'd expect a MUCH nicer interior if I was buying a luxury car of this manner
Dan Marino Jul 11, 2012
So much.....wood
Description: If you were to look at nothing but stats and figures, it can be difficult to understand the failure of the car. There was nothing exactly wrong with it; in fact, it was an exceedingly good car, a fine...
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Description: But that indefinable feeling that it somehow just wasn't as special as it could have been is a difficult one to shake, and when you're spending well over $300,000 on a car, you want it to fe...
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Andrew McNeal Jul 12, 2012
Roll? You mean ROLE
Rommel Powell Jul 13, 2012
Being that I am 6'9" and had the pleasure of relaxing in the back of one of these for the better part of a year, the space IS needed. Research doesn't have to be done when experience is involved.
chikenbag Jul 11, 2012
one of the most comfortable recliners you can put your ass in lolz
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jul 11, 2012
Opulence..... I has it
Mike Lanza Jul 11, 2012
Been in one of these before in NYC. Thing was amazing
John Serely Jul 11, 2012
Maybach got definitely got the interior right, just not tr rest of the car
Rommel Powell Jul 11, 2012
The back seats recline. So that space is needed
Buddy Robinson Jul 11, 2012
What, do they want you to sleep on the floor or something?
Matt Piccolo Jul 11, 2012
U ain't kidding lol
Dan Marino Jul 11, 2012
Now that's what I call legroom
Andrew McNeal Jul 12, 2012
I'd be terribly afraid to spill my drink in that car.
Scott Gracey Jul 11, 2012
Macadamia nuts are so goooood
Edgar Hernandez Jul 11, 2012
Looks like macadamia nuts, expensive nuts in an expensive car
Scott Gracey Jul 11, 2012
What is in that bowl... Looks like peeled potatoes