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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYoungConnoisseur View Post
    The Isf is a monster pos. Not even on the same planet as the m3/m5/c63 in terms of reliability, build quality or performance. It is the knock-off of the performance sedan market.
    Whatevery you're smoking you should share it with the community.
    There is no way on this planet you can compare Mercedes reliability with Lexus. The ISF is not a piece of crap. It has good power, Lexus reliability and style. The interior materials are less than usual Lexus quality in the looks but they last a long time without showing wear.
    How can car with NA 414 hp be called a knock-off. Boosted power is more a knock-off than NA.
    I get so tired of the senseless Lexus bashing. No one is saying you have to like the brand but don't spout worthless lies.
    I've owned both and love both but Lexus is far more reliable but the Mercedes is Mercedes.
    Mine was great until it hit 50K miles. Then it was in the shop every month for something. With the warranty gone, it was not cheap either. Oil leaks, electrical failures. Suspension repairs, frequent brake jobs, shifter and console repairs, it just never stopped. I mean who ever heard of a car where the battery runs down if you don't crank the car in 2 weeks. But I still love Benz would never have said a bad word if not for your senseless bashing of Lexus.

    To the op, if you're buying used, Lexus is the better buy by far...even with a Benz certified warranty.
    But if you have good coverage, both are good buys.
    Bottom line for me....I'd go with the ISF for this reason. The C class is the entry level Benz. Even if it is the C63.
    The ISF is not Lexus entry level. Lexus has the ES and 2 other models on the bottom before you get to the ISF.
    I try not to drive entry level anything.
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    ^ C63 is not an entry level Benz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBlessed View Post
    ^ C63 is not an entry level Benz.
    Maybe not to you but I'd rather buy an E550 than a C63.
    Mostly because I'm a big guy and prefer bigger cars but also because the E is definitely not entry level. No debate period.

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    Thats funny I had a 135i that was a nightmare and ended up getting lemond and just sold my c63. I would advise against the c63 it's a nice car and all but something about it just didn't sit right with me. I personally thought the 135i was a funner machine. I had a 2009 c63 with cpo warranty and had some minor issues. The services arent cheap also in the higher milage range. Mine had 41k when I sold it.
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    Everyone has a e class. A C63 is much more unique. This is what the OP is going for. Also the E handles like a boat, that it should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice350 View Post
    Whatevery you're smoking you should share it with the community.
    There is no way on this planet you can compare Mercedes reliability with Lexus. The ISF is not a piece of crap. It has good power, Lexus reliability and style. The interior materials are less than usual Lexus quality in the looks but they last a long time without showing wear.
    How can car with NA 414 hp be called a knock-off. Boosted power is more a knock-off than NA.
    I get so tired of the senseless Lexus bashing. No one is saying you have to like the brand but don't spout worthless lies.
    I've owned both and love both but Lexus is far more reliable but the Mercedes is Mercedes.
    Mine was great until it hit 50K miles. Then it was in the shop every month for something. With the warranty gone, it was not cheap either. Oil leaks, electrical failures. Suspension repairs, frequent brake jobs, shifter and console repairs, it just never stopped. I mean who ever heard of a car where the battery runs down if you don't crank the car in 2 weeks. But I still love Benz would never have said a bad word if not for your senseless bashing of Lexus.

    To the op, if you're buying used, Lexus is the better buy by far...even with a Benz certified warranty.
    But if you have good coverage, both are good buys.
    Bottom line for me....I'd go with the ISF for this reason. The C class is the entry level Benz. Even if it is the C63.
    The ISF is not Lexus entry level. Lexus has the ES and 2 other models on the bottom before you get to the ISF.
    I try not to drive entry level anything.
    Thanks. I will most likely go with the lexus.

    Quote Originally Posted by KrackerXL View Post
    Thats funny I had a 135i that was a nightmare and ended up getting lemond and just sold my c63. I would advise against the c63 it's a nice car and all but something about it just didn't sit right with me. I personally thought the 135i was a funner machine. I had a 2009 c63 with cpo warranty and had some minor issues. The services arent cheap also in the higher milage range. Mine had 41k when I sold it.
    Hi^^ You and I had a long talk a while back when I started having problems with the 1. I took your advice and got rid of it and I think that was the best move..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOSTED4 View Post
    Everyone has a e class. A C63 is much more unique. This is what the OP is going for. Also the E handles like a boat, that it should.
    Yeah but if I had one, it wouldn't be ordinary. Sweet set of wheels, problaby the Carlsson kit, suspension and music work....mine would be hot. Don't get me wrong, I like the C63. It's just harder for an older guy who is pretty big to drive entry level or smaller cars. Unless they are exotic or true sport cars. I have a big head and body. I don't want to look like a sardine in a can.
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    Any e class with wheels and a body kit would look awesome. I've modified all my car, got to make them unique. E classes are pure class. OP keep us posted with what you get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOSTED4 View Post
    Any e class with wheels and a body kit would look awesome. I've modified all my car, got to make them unique. E classes are pure class. OP keep us posted with what you get!
    I will might be a couple months I want to be situated in a job before I make any moves but everything else is in line. Thanks for the everyone for the information.

    Also it is very easy to find M3s a little harder to find C63s but all most impossible to find a slightly used ISF in florida (under 30k miles on the car).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice350 View Post
    Maybe not to you but I'd rather buy an E550 than a C63.
    Mostly because I'm a big guy and prefer bigger cars but also because the E is definitely not entry level. No debate period.
    No debate period? lol give your gibby a shake.

    There is 45k (CDN) between a base C and a loaded AMG. 80k+ is far from an entry level Benz...

    C, E, SLK, B, R, GLK, M all fall below that level with exception to the respective AMGs.

    I'm a big guy as well and am quite comfortable in the six three.
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