e55 amg benz?

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hope you have extremely deep pockets to fix it. they're awesome other than that
 

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i cant remember if it was these or high end BMW, where a brake job, even if it was a driveway job would end up being close to $1k
 

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Almost bought one when I worked at Autozone way back in the day :rofl:


After one of my customers told me all the problems he had and the cost to fix the simplist shit.. :nope:
 

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I believe the newer benz's need to hook up to the computer to resale the brakes in order to pucs them back to do pads
 

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I believe the newer benz's need to hook up to the computer to resale the brakes in order to pucs them back to do pads
what do you call newer, he posted about an 11 year old car
 

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Awesome drive train, bullet proof engine and trans.... electronics and everything (including maint.) else will bleed you dry.

Also has 77K miles...


"AMG Tuned Airmatic Dual Control Air Suspension w/Adaptive Damping System (ADS II)" that's like a 6K job when it goes out. (if all 4 corners) I heard it's 1500 per corner.
 

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Does is matter? There's a reason a car like that is affordable, because nobody wants the problems that come along with owning one. If they were as bulletproof as a Honda and equally as cheap to fix, it wouldn't have lost so much value. If you're well off and give no fucks about repair costs, that's a BAD ASS car to own. Usually nobody looking for 11yr old cars in the price range has enough money to afford owning a car like that.
 

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Awesome drive train, bullet proof engine and trans.... electronics and everything (including maint.) else will bleed you dry.

Also has 77K miles...


"AMG Tuned Airmatic Dual Control Air Suspension w/Adaptive Damping System (ADS II)" that's like a 6K job when it goes out. (if all 4 corners) I heard it's 1500 per corner.
A friend on mine has an '07 and is scared for when that happens :rofl: He's trying to find suspensions that delete that system and they're still $3500+. Jeeeeeeezus.
 

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Soooo what everyone is saying is a e46 BMW would be cheaper to maintain anyways?

:rofl:

:dunno:
Cheaper yes, a lot more than you're expecting this is going to be? Yes.

Can you afford a $50k car? Serious question.
 

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Cheaper yes, a lot more than you're expecting this is going to be? Yes.

Can you afford a $50k car? Serious question.


50k no 40k yes

hence looking at a mid 20s k car and 10kish to sort it out or keep aside for ohh fuck this and this needs to be fixed.

Edit. Also on that note could I afford a 40k note yes. Do I want to no. Again hence the looking at mid 20kish cars and have 10k aside for oh fuck. Really just don't want a monster payment like sub 500 and in the mid 20k range if I break something or need to fix crap I can swallow the bill with out crying.

about 8k available right now and finance the vehicle.

My mortgage account is separate from rest of banking for the house I just got with enough to pay 8 months worth of mortgage payments in it.

Ive been on fucking active duty for 3 years in a row and now that I have a solid job I can actually pull the trigger on a new car soon with out having to use the savings account and mortgage account as funds to cover the bills.

Honestly here the last 3 years have been great financially and I feel like I deserve a better vehicle especially now that im in a wayyyy better position financially than 3 years ago. Hell my house payment is less than my rent was too. So that's a plus. 3800 junk boxes are paid and can be dumped at any time.

Biggest bills right now are 1k mortgage and $330 for SUV.
 

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IMO, don't burn a hole in your pocket. You have a good DD now after all that work, use the money to build your race car and just keep driving the free DD.
 

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IMO, don't burn a hole in your pocket. You have a good DD now after all that work, use the money to build your race car and just keep driving the free DD.
STOP IT!

You make too much sense my wife is saying the same.

In a year Ill be going back to Washington DC again cant a brother just live it up for a while? :rofl:
 

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I had one for a long time, it was high mileage (124k) no major issues. Last time I cheked brakes were really reasanable, 120$ per rotor and brake pads like 80$. Air suspension is about 400 a corner, motor mounts 100$ (eats those ). Probably most popular AMG out there and all issues are known, not that bad to fix if you're willing to do it yourself . Overall a great car and a blast to drive, undervalued in my opinion.
 

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I had one for a long time, it was high mileage (124k) no major issues. Last time I cheked brakes were really reasanable, 120$ per rotor and brake pads like 80$. Air suspension is about 400 a corner, motor mounts 100$ (eats those ). Probably most popular AMG out there and all issues are known, not that bad to fix if you're willing to do it yourself . Overall a great car and a blast to drive, undervalued in my opinion.
Thanks!

Think 70k miles is too high?

Rule #1 is THY SHALL FIX OWN SHIT so yes as long as I don't need some super expensive specialty tools ill be wrenching it myself. Or some specialty tools I'd buy if not outrageous price.

Rule #2 is Never pay full price for parts

:rofl:
 

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I don't think 70k is a lot, mine turned 100k on the test drive:). Couple things to check is the SBC module (ABS pump) common failure, mercedes actually extended warranty on those to 10yrs unlimited mileage, than pano roof make sure it works without any issues, fobs (keys) make sure you have 2 working (keyless go ones are expensive to replace 400$), also there are sensors in the door handles that sense the key and open the door make sure to walk up to every door and check it ( there about 160$ and you have to replace whole handle).
That's a nice color combo, must be rare never seen one before
 

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No special tools needed for everyday stuff, just have to to disconnect SBC before you do a brake job (computer pumps the brakes when you open the door). Also supercharger bearing might be an issue, but cheap 80$
 

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I have owned one. And would never again. I will say the thrill and performance of the engine was amazing. But that was about it. Take this from someone who has owned similar year E60 M5. The E55 hands down was more fun to drive. But that was it. The interior was crap. All plastic bits. The comfort and handling does not even compare to a BMW. Oh and add on top the quality of the mechanics forget it. I had nothing but issues. Not major but they did not need to be. Parts even online for somethings were crazy. Especially with rear suspension. The rear air struts were 500 a piece and that was for cheap non factory replacements. Had nothing but electrical gremlins that caused ABS and air bag warning lights.That regular shops could not diagnose . I doubt you will buy one. But please listen to the forum peeps and stay away. Im not even listing all the issues I had. It makes me mad to think about all them and the $$$$$. And I fixed a lot myself.

 

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I fully understand the pay to play rule, but to me a $700 DIY brake job is insane for a DD. Like i posted, even no name e-bay crap is 500.

If i was looking for a performance sedan, id be looking at a 535. [MENTION=396]Mike K[/MENTION] should chime in.
 

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