Where is the shooting brake?
Other: used Ferrari FF
I'm stunned the market for 500hp station wagons is so small.
ebay FOTD: 2005 E55 Wagon with 43K miles
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...take-road-testoThe 0-to-60-mph acceleration of a Porsche 911 Carrera S.
oThe quarter-mile time of a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
oThe 0-to-150-mph time of a Chevrolet Corvette Z51 (a second quicker is okay, too).
oThe cargo capacity of a luxury SUV-the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, only bigger.
oExclusivity of an exotic-maybe there are only a couple hundred guys with your car in the whole country.
oAnd while we're at it, how about the passenger capacity of a minivan-the more the merrier, right
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Mercedes-Benz X 3
The automotive landscape has changed quite a bit from 05-08 to now. Also, most cars that are bought are what is supplied to the dealer by the company. In all honesty I don't even remember those cars being available in the U.S., and I consider my self much more informed than the average consumer. Plus I <3 wagons. Maybe they should do a better job of promoting these models. The MB wagon that I remember most vividly was that hideous R class. It didn't sell well and I can only assume it was because most people don't want to shell out $60k for minivan styling without the added room, and none of the capability of an SUV with most of the drawbacks(weight, mpg, etc..)E 55 AMG Wagon
E 63 AMG Wagon
As far as the CLS wagon, it seems over styled to me. The simplicity and functionality of the E63 definitely wins out. Do want!
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How many are sitting on lots right now, not being sold?
How many are for sale on Autotrader / Manheim?
A "no market" car would be flooding the used car lots because people would have bought them seriously discounted, then ditched them.
These cars are instead sold at premiums and nearly held on to until death...
Half-assed engineering, half-assed marketing - astronomical pricing - what did you expect?
When it came time to put my money where my mouth is, I chose the ML. It didn't have the pretense of the R class and felt more appropriate to the price (at the time).
I didn't neccessarily want the ML initially - but after trying to make the R class fit, the ML just wound up the better fit for my family.
I think a slightly unfair chunk of those are here in the northeast. I see a Benz wagon of some vintage on daily basis up here
Mercedes-Benz X 3
So they're basically the same car, same engines, same interior, not much difference in weight, but the CLS has a more sloped roof, a better front fascia, and a name which pisses off enthusiasts. I'd imagine the overall cargo space isn't significantly different, and it's not like most people with an E-class AMG are stuffing the trunk to the gills.
I'd pick the CLS.