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.