- Jan 18, 2010
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That’s my reasoning.E63 Wagon is pretty much the best daily car if you’re limited to one.
You’d have to get different tires than stock obviously, but you’d be ok if you got good all-seasons. NYC roads suck and the E63 is tuned fairly stiff, so test drive on some crappy roads to check.That’s my reasoning.
-I live in NYC so it’s just one car for me.
-I don’t have room for winter tires so I would prefer AWD (I know it’s not as good.)
-I want an automatic (traffic sucks.)
-I don’t have kids but do like to have at least some room to store stuff for trips.
-There’s a ton of high performance AWD sedans but not many high performance AWD wagons, just seems to be a neat concept.
-The E63S wagon looks great but is also restrained.
Agreed.E63 Wagon is pretty much the best daily car if you’re limited to one.
Go for the E63S AMG. An acquaintance has an AMG GTC, and I never thought it was good looking. Then one guy commented that it looked like the car from SNL driven by Gary and Ace...that's all I see when I see his car.Right now I'm debating between a new E63S AMG or a used AMG GTC.
From a performance standpoint, pretty clear that the 992 GT3 is going to be a step up. Sounds like it's going to run in the 6's on the ring. We might just be getting to the point where the performance envelope of these cars is just so high, particularly on the latest and greatest tires, that the marginal enjoyment from additional performance is a bit irrelevant for most people. Sort of like performance on iPhones. They're all fast but the new ones have to be faster so they make them faster. I recently upgraded from a 7 to the new SE (4 generations newer processor) and haven't noticed any performance increase.info here is very encouraging. The specs don’t point to any clear downsides. And the Speedster engine, ITB, slightly higher power, same weight, multi link suspension, larger brakes, hints at improved aero - all these are good things. I know some don’t like the increased size of the 992, but with that comes a wider track, so at least you get a performance benefit from it.
fitting the car with the Cup 2R tires is a cheat code and probably the reason why Andreas is grinning widely when he hints at Ring times. Someone will have to run the 991 on the same tires to get an apples/apples comparison.
Andreas saying that the wing, bumpers and diffusers are not in final form is probably the best news in this video. Those, along with the flat paint on the hood outlets were my least favorite parts of the car. If those will look different then that might be good news. (PS - the swan neck wing looks pretty good on the 718 clubsport)
still TBD: the drive, the sound (need GPF delete pronto) and the price. Andreas is saying “trust me” on the first two and he’s certainly earned my trust so far. So sure, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
The problem of mentally allocating money to an AMG wagon is that it also opens up the possibility of my childhood favorite, the 911. Which is the complete opposite of a wagon... but now comes in AWD/automatic as well. Logically, I know the lack of storage space (and a functional back seat) will drive me nuts once the thrill wears off, especially since it would be my only car. But it’s a 911. Do I really need a back seat that fits actual people? Friends are overrated!I’m in almost the same situation as you. Had the M2, got sick of the ride quality, particularly in NY metro and wanted more space and AWD to stop swapping rims every winter. No kids, but my dog literally threw up from the motion sickness in my car every single ride (fine in other cars).
I love having a wagon now.
Stop posing as a douche driving a douchemobile or something like that.GLS S63 AMG ftw.
I know what it looks like. I’m definitely not overcompensating.
Oof it does look unfortunate from that angle.