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post #16 of 24
I'm looking at the E63 as my next car. Crazy power, adjustable suspension, and relatively affordable at $40-50k when 1 year old (used). Seems like a great daily car that I plan to track a few times per year.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by darnelled View Post

I'm looking at the E63 as my next car. Crazy power, adjustable suspension, and relatively affordable at $40-50k when 1 year old (used). Seems like a great daily car that I plan to track a few times per year.


If you can get an E63 for 50k after one year, that should tell you something about the car... 90k when new, 40k less after a year? 

 

Though that does fit with traditional MB poor value retention...

post #18 of 24
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If you can get an E63 for 50k after one year, that should tell you something about the car... 90k when new, 40k less after a year? 

 

Though that does fit with traditional MB poor value retention...

This post is a good hint to the wise.

Just be sure you know what you're getting yourself into. I've known of guys who picked up 2 or 3 year old 63's and 65's on the cheap, and was shocked at the maintenance costs and the astronomical price of replacement parts. Things do go wrong with these cars, and they depreciate rapidly.
post #19 of 24
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This post is a good hint to the wise.

Just be sure you know what you're getting yourself into. I've known of guys who picked up 2 or 3 year old 63's and 65's on the cheap, and was shocked at the maintenance costs and the astronomical price of replacement parts. Things do go wrong with these cars, and they depreciate rapidly.

 

Hence my decision to go with the M3 over a C63... Residuals on the MB lineup are laughable. Factor in normal expenses and they're just not worth it... JMHO.
 

 

post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by darnelled View Post

I'm looking at the E63 as my next car. Crazy power, adjustable suspension, and relatively affordable at $40-50k when 1 year old (used). Seems like a great daily car that I plan to track a few times per year.
Where are you finding 1 year old E63's for $50k and under? puzzled.gif

Btw I agree it's a great DD, but seems like one of the worst to take on a track...
post #21 of 24
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Where are you finding 1 year old E63's for $50k and under? puzzled.gif

Btw I agree it's a great DD, but seems like one of the worst to take on a track...

Why? it has the wrong transmission, but its lots of fun to go fast in a straight line.
post #22 of 24
I'm willing to be corrected by someone who actually owns one of the things, but IMO, wrong transmission, too heavy, too big, Mercedes doesn't really have a reputation for well sorted suspensions...

Unless by "track" you guys are talking about a drag strip...
post #23 of 24
This is a post of a track day of a 2007 E63 with links to Youtube videos. He seems to be having a good time and doing pretty well with many other cars including a GT3. smile.gif

http://mbworld.org/forums/w211-amg/405452-day-trackmasters-laguna-seca.html
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I'm willing to be corrected by someone who actually owns one of the things, but IMO, wrong transmission, too heavy, too big, Mercedes doesn't really have a reputation for well sorted suspensions...

Unless by "track" you guys are talking about a drag strip...

The MB S-class and CL-class 63's and especially the 65's are way too heavy for spirited maneuvering on a track, IMO. My V12 is great in a straight line, and does handle exceptionally well, but not for the type of aggressive driving in turns that bring about the thrills of a sports car. I also have a sportscar, and there is no question that my heavy MB does not come even close to providing a similar type of excitement.
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