2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
There are 2 user reviews for the E63 AMG Wagon trim shown below
- Fantastic sound, incredibly fast, total sleeper, rare (only 257 in the states)
- Depreciation, squeaky brakes, maintenance & repair costs
Purchased As Used
I'll start off by qualifying this a bit:
I bought this car in 2008 and have the luxury of this being my 2nd car, so it's by no means my daily driver. Although it could very easily be a daily driver because it has plenty of cargo space and it's mild mannered enough that it would be quite manageable on a daily basis in a variety of conditions (except snow!!!!).
The sound it makes is absolutely biblical and it's not just the sound, it's the power - as Jeremy Clarkson said - "It has more power than a Ferrari F40. It has more power than Mexico!" It's faster in a straight line than most everything out there. If you want to go any faster in a straight line you'll need to be on a drag strip. Probably MY favorite thing about it is the fact that it's a complete sleeper. There were only 257 of the W211 E63 wagons imported, so this thing is flat out rare. Most people have no idea what lies under the skin and don't think twice when they see it. You get a few people that say, something like 'wait a minute, does your station wagon have a 6.3 liter engine in it?' It's fun to say - 'Yes, yes it does.' One dude walked by me on the sidewalk, stuck his head in the passenger window and said - "This is one bad ass little station wagon man." I don't care who you are, that always makes you proud.
Despite the benign looks and practicality of the car, it does come with several of the headaches that go along with high end (or even exotic) cars. It's expensive to maintain. The "A" service costs about $700. For good reason the brakes are huge... and they have a huge price tag when it comes time to replace them. Thank god the thing is under an extended MB warranty. One of the suspension airbags had a leak and it would have cost $2700 to fix. Oh, and one other thing about the brakes - they squeak when they're cold. It doesn't always happen, but it's embarrassing on a car that cost this much.. Depreciation (also like an exotic) is massive. The car was $90K new, three years later it's worth $55K. So despite it's rarity, it is not an investment. I'd like to think wagons hold their value better than sedans, but those could be my rose colored glasses.
Anyway, despite those cons, I think this is a magnificent car and I'm so proud to own it and be able to drive it when my heart desires.
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