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    1. 05-08-2012 06:11 PM #1
      Looking at a CPO E63 as a daily. Has low mileage, fully loaded with performance pack, one owner. price is right.

      Some basic research says the brakes and tires are the main things that will cost and wear fast. Beyond that, not too much to worry about.



      Any comments or owners with XP on these vehicles?

      Last edited by Golgo-13; 05-08-2012 at 06:15 PM.

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      05-08-2012 06:14 PM #2
      Get it. My friend picked one up with a similar story as yours and loves it, great car for the money!

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      05-08-2012 06:15 PM #3
      Just get it. I have no experience with the vehicle, but that V8 is just too badass to pass up.

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      05-08-2012 06:18 PM #4
      Airmatic struts will cost almost a grand a corner. CPO should cover it though, I believe.
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    5. 05-08-2012 06:23 PM #5
      If I ever had to get rid of my E39 BMW, the E63 would be very high on the list. I think the 6.2L V8 is about as 'perfect' of an engine one can get. And with the Performance Package, it's pure auditory orgasmic.


      It is also one of those engines/cars where my response to it being automatic-only is 'who cares?'
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      05-08-2012 06:29 PM #6
      While in a tier well below, I'm going on 1 year of C55 ownership and was also worried about the cost of MB-ownership coming from 20 years of VWs. While initial outlays are going to be more (ie; 8.5qts. of $9.00 oil, big tires, big rotors, pads, etc.), so far for me, the benefits far outweigh these issues. Mine wasn't CPO so I have an Indy shop do the hard work. No more of an issue than my wife's B5.5 Passat.

      All in all, if it fits what you want and/or need, I'd do it. I went with a C55 due to budget and specifically not wanting something the size and weight of an E since those 20 years in VWs were in MKIIs. Almost half the car of an E-Class in most respects and I didn't think my system could handle the change.
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    7. 05-10-2012 12:09 AM #7
      Drove it again today, talked numbers.

      30mph - 100mph in just over a second. Jesus FFFF.

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      05-10-2012 12:10 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Golgo-13 View Post
      Drove it again today, talked numbers.

      30mph - 100mph in just over a second. Jesus FFFF.
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      05-10-2012 12:12 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Golgo-13 View Post
      Drove it again today, talked numbers.

      30mph - 100mph in just over a second. Jesus FFFF.
      Something tells me you're exaggerating
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      05-10-2012 12:14 AM #10
      If you have to think about it...just buy it.

      Airmatic is the weak point; hopefully CPO covers it.

    11. 05-10-2012 12:14 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      Something tells me you're exaggerating
      No sir.

      Quote Originally Posted by Lifelong Obsession View Post
      If you have to think about it...just buy it.

      Airmatic is the weak point; hopefully CPO covers it.
      Power almost felt overwhelming. Is there such a thing as too much? As a daily, not sure its practical for what I want, but gut tells me it will be amusing. Repair costs will be a quite a bit higher than what I've been used to with Audis and the current Acura. My previous BMW bit me in the ass with spontaneous breakdowns, and am shy to go back there. Super smooth tho.

      Seriously weighing pros and cons.
      Last edited by Golgo-13; 05-10-2012 at 12:17 AM.

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      05-10-2012 12:37 AM #12
      You can replace the Airmatic with KW coilovers...

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      05-10-2012 01:08 AM #13
      OK, I was exaggerating a little bit, but if you can afford the gas and repairs (granted, they are expensive on ANY Benz), it doesn't get much better than the 6.3's growl...

      As for practicality, I get to drive this car's lesser-powered sibling on a regular basis (parents'), and the only time they really complain about practicality is when they need to haul long items (skis, artificial Christmas trees, floor lamps). Their car does not have a folding rear seat or pass-through, so depending on what you will use it for, you might want to check for those features. The trunk itself is reasonably sized - I've never found it too small. Rear seat room is just adequate.

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      05-10-2012 01:34 AM #14
      Buy it, I don't give a ****.

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      05-10-2012 01:51 AM #15
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      05-10-2012 02:51 AM #16
      Do iiiiiiiitttt

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      05-10-2012 02:57 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
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      05-10-2012 03:44 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      Airmatic struts will cost almost a grand a corner. CPO should cover it though, I believe.
      http://www.arnottindustries.com/part...18_pid134.html

      And service that trans.


      was a passenger in one of these. truly something else, and most people on the highway think its just another benz till you blow by them

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      05-10-2012 04:13 AM #19
      I personally have always had a soft spot for these, I almost prefer the E55 though. Something about a supercharged AMG benz tickles me. Whatever you do make sure to throw an exhaust on that bad boy.

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      05-10-2012 04:24 AM #21
      Charlie Sheen has/had one.

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      05-10-2012 05:08 AM #22
      there isn't a damn thing that would keep me from that car. I almost bought one but ended up needing a new truck for my business first. Then I couldn't pass up the deal on my Evo...An E63 or C63 will be my next car.
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    23. 05-10-2012 05:30 AM #23
      Brakes and tires will not cost and wear faster than other cars if you not planning going dragracing 24-7.
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      05-10-2012 10:33 AM #24
      Do it

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      05-10-2012 10:35 AM #25
      The 6.2 sounds incredible. That is the only contribution I have.

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