The Car Used for Driving with John Chow

Since I’ve been doing so many “Driving with John Chow” episodes, I figured I would give you a closer look at the ride used for those videos. The Mercedes-Benz SL550 is pretty much an ideal car to film Driving with John Chow. It’s a hardtop convertible that’s as quiet as a normal sedan when the top is down. You need that in order to get good audio.

The car is extremely comfortable, but more importantly, it’s extremely safe. It’s quite possibly the safest car in the world. The number of active safety features boggles the mind. It can even tell if I’m falling asleep and alert me to go for coffee! All these safety stuff allows me to record without worrying much about driving since the car practically drives itself!

A fully optioned SL550 like mine will lighten your wallet by $120,000 plus all various taxes and fees. If that’s a bit rich for your blood, then you can do what I did and get the car for free. Enjoy the video.

SL550

SL550


14 thoughts on “The Car Used for Driving with John Chow”

  1. zolar says:

    wow.. great car..

  2. billgates says:

    Where’s the 458 spider you said you were going to buy?

    1. John Chow says:

      2 year waiting list, unless you want to pay $60,000 over retail. Screw that! As much as I like the car, I’m still smart with my money. Plus I can wait. 🙂

  3. Alan Smith says:

    Nice car i would like to drive it but safely 🙂 what do you say?

    1. John Chow says:

      Come on over and I’ll give you a ride.

  4. I. C. Daniel says:

    The song is cool… The car is… can’t tell in words.

    Best regards from I. C. Daniel

  5. faisal says:

    Wow, Mercedes should give you free AMG kit for popularising their car.

  6. Troy says:

    So, what is the driving force behind the Driving with John videos and this blog post? Is your CPA suggesting that since the vehicle was an award (a 120k award!), that you need to go above and beyond to include it in your business so you can write off mileage and everything associated with the vehicle to offset the income? 😉

    1. John Chow says:

      That’s one way to look at it, but it’s really just a new way to create more content. Who knows, maybe I’ll start a trend of other bloggers talking in their car. 🙂

  7. Keshav Yadav says:

    Well all I can say is “Lucky you!”

    1. John Chow says:

      I make my own luck.

      1. Darek says:

        Sounds like Chuck Norris.

  8. Fawad Malik says:

    Glorious car indeed . I would like to drive it with you John .. 🙂
    One more important thing is that you are looking smart indeed .

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