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Old 01-04-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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Please help me decide

IM about to sell my boxster for the 2nd time.Im going to get a Mercedes 2003 S600 or a 2003 s55 amg.What one do you think is better,i love the way the amg looks but i also LOVE the Twin-Turbo V-12 that comes in the S600?
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Get which ever one will retain its resale value much better and the one that you can afford to service.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:35 PM   #3
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IM about to sell my boxster for the 2nd time.Im going to get a Mercedes 2003 S600 or a 2003 s55 amg.What one do you think is better,i love the way the amg looks but i also LOVE the Twin-Turbo V-12 that comes in the S600?
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You sold your Box before? What it came back

Get the Mercedes 2003 S600 Twin-Turbo V-12

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Old 01-04-2007, 12:41 PM   #4
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You sold your Box before? What it came back

Get the Mercedes 2003 S600 Twin-Turbo V-12

"Scotty I need more power!!"
yep,sold it guy took it to Porsche after money was in the bank,Porsche said $10,000 worth of repairs to car,i was nice and gave the money back to the buyer,got my car back and repaired it.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:50 PM   #5
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Was the repair bill really $10,000 ?
YEP SADLY IT WAS
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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WHAT KINDA REPAIRS COST YOU $10,000??????


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Old 01-04-2007, 01:02 PM   #7
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yep,sold it guy took it to Porsche after money was in the bank,Porsche said $10,000 worth of repairs to car,i was nice and gave the money back to the buyer,got my car back and repaired it.
Wow, always nice to hear about someone doing the right thing. Good for you.

The karma you have amassed from that will likely get you a great buy on one of the hotrods you are looking at.

I would personally go with the S600 - there is something about a full size German sedan with a V12 that says to me it should be owned at some point in one's life.

Either way you are going to get an amazing vehicle.
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I'm also curious, did your engine have fatal RMS failure? I'm just trying to imagine what kind of repairs would equal that much money with only 13,000 on the car? They should all be under warranty (well, really, non-existant at that point in the cars' life)...
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:14 PM   #9
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man I remember this story I think....everyone hear said not to give back the money if I remeber correctly
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:17 PM   #10
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I have driven various Benzes for years, nice cars to cruise on the Hwy.

Either of these cars is expensive to repair and the acceleration for either is pretty amazing so not much to choose there. On looks I would prefer the AMG, it also has better handling and will probably retain a little more of its value. If it were me I would look at the miles and any remaining warrantee to decide, if all is equal I would get the AMG.

Maintenance on Benzes is like the P-Car and must be done on time. The Dealer will be able to pull the service records for these cars (I am assuming these are at the dealer) and let you know the warrantee history. Donít be surprised if it is long!

Personally I donít really enjoy driving the larger Benz models, they are packed full of great technology and are surprisingly agile for cars of there size but after a while I can tell you that you will feel as though you are driving a boat. Some of the smaller Benz models are much better in this regard; try to find a nicely loaded CLK500 with the sports suspension option or the AMG CLK55, also drive an E55 both these cars can be had newer than the S for similar $.

Finally the depreciation curve on S and CL class cars is pretty steep so count on a large hit when you sell it even though they are 3-4 years old. Donít believe Edmonds etc. for pricing. The Mkt. for these cars is limited so bargain hard if you go for it.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:18 PM   #11
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man I remember this story I think....everyone hear said not to give back the money if I remeber correctly
yeah thats right
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Does selling a "$15k Boxster" even have an impact when buying/financing/leasing a $120K benz? Something here just doesn't make sense to me.
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Does selling a "$15k Boxster" even have an impact when buying/financing/leasing a $120K benz? Something here just doesn't make sense to me.

More like $22,000 , and it will cost me more around $50,000
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More like $22,000 , and it will cost me more around $50,000
Sorry. I thought it was a 2007 Benz... not a 2003. Kind of sad for MB since they were linkely originally $100k cars and in only 3 years they have lost 50% of their value. I am sure they are cheap to fix though

Good luck on the $22. While I don't know your cars story, a $10,000 repair bill is not likely to be "recovered" and well, 99's are only getting older and "cheaper" on the used market. I would hazzard a blue book value of about $14-17k depending on private sale or trade in. Then again, it may have both a new top AND motor???? so maybe closer to $20 for private sale?
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:32 PM   #15
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Have we not learned our lesson about "German engineering"?

In my opinion, I would take the $50k and buy a nice used Japanese luxury car. I'm a big fan (granted I'm partial because I had one) of the Infiniti Q45. Or at least go for the big BMW if you really need the German stamp on it and a little bit of handling fun?

My apologies for giving you a vote outside of what you have asked... I guess I'm just a little anti-German right now... Maybe too much German beer or marsupial turds in my coffee over the holiday?
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Sorry. I thought it was a 2007 Benz... not a 2003. Kind of sad for MB since they were linkely originally $100k cars and in only 3 years they have lost 50% of their value. I am sure they are cheap to fix though

Good luck on the $22. While I don't know your cars story, a $10,000 repair bill is not likely to be "recovered" and well, 99's are only getting older and "cheaper" on the used market. I would hazzard a blue book value of about $14-17k depending on private sale or trade in. Then again, it may have both a new top AND motor???? so maybe closer to $20 for private sale?
i sold it for 26k
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Why get a Benz when you can get another Porsche?! How about a 911?!
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:31 PM   #18
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yep,sold it guy took it to Porsche after money was in the bank,Porsche said $10,000 worth of repairs to car,i was nice and gave the money back to the buyer,got my car back and repaired it.

In your earlier thread entitled "im not happy" the estimated repair bill was $5000.00 (which seemed high for the work cited but who knows with dealers?) What else happened?

im not happy

$26K? Is that the trade-in value quoted or did you get that price in a private sale? If that's the price you got in a private sale, I'm going to let you sell my Boxster if I ever decide to get rid of it

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Old 01-04-2007, 03:40 PM   #19
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Interesting reading on depreciation I ran across recently:

996 911 Turbo's knockin on the door of $50K

http://www.forbesautos.com/advice/toptens/expensive_to_own.html
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:16 PM   #20
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Looks like that karma kind of came back to you. Before you buy Benz why don't you consider some of the other posts and look into a Japanese car. Lexus, Infiniti, etc. Maybe even a new BMW since they retain value so well.

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