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    Default BUYING a BENZ.. RELIABILITY/ Other questions?? C63 AMG.

    The last car I had was a 2010 BMW 135i and recently got rid of because of a ton of problems. The car was a nightmare when it came to reliability.
    Looking for 2010s not sure I want a 2009.. under 35K miles.

    Is the C63 low on maintenance?

    Is there anything to look for when buying one?

    Can I get one without a navigation package?



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    If you didn't like how the 135i would do a "one wheel peel" then make sure you get the perf pkg with the LSD otherwise these things blow the tire off one wheel very easily or the TC will be on non stop. The perf pkg makes it feel like a totally diff car with the lsd and suspension changes really do make a world of difference.
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    Ya looking for a overall upgrade.. But I want to know from someone who has owned one before and what type reliability the car has long term.

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    The 63 melts tires every 7-10k miles,as well as breaks. Be prepared to ROUTINELY spend $$ on those...at least. That was my experience

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    I do not mind buying tires. Also sure it depends how you drive it. I hate being out of a car cus its in the shop and having to pay for it.

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    Absolutely love this car.

    30,000kms in the past 12 months on a 2012 Coupe with performance pack and only major issue has been the glass roof. The mounts needed some adjusting as they caused a popping noise. This issue was only apparent when the car was cold and the body flexed to go over a curb, incline/decline or hit a bump at slow speeds.

    My brakes will squeal when approaching a stop at slow speeds but this car gets driven quite spiritedly so I'm not surprised.

    Eats tires too. Third set of rears will go on in the spring when the winters come off. Again, lots of spirited driving.

    I would not hesitate to pick one up as they are solid if you keep up on the maintenance.
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    Anything AMG will set you back a pretty penny, but overall MBZ cars are great, and the C-class seems to be mercedes big hit and the market is full of them, you should be able to fine a C63 sedan easily, coupes are still new to the game so if you want them you are gonna have to pay almost full price since there is not many used ones out there.

    I was able to test drive a 2012 c coupe 350 no amg but man was that one sweet ride, comfy, smooth, it was fully loaded the technology was great, from the blind a spot assist, even the wheel shaking if you drift of into another lane, very smooth handling, and for a 350 it has some nice power. Only negatives, were the command system feels out dated, I thought the review mirror was to big, on paper/picture it doesn't look that great till you see it in person, and my one big issue was the glass roof, I don't mind however the cover that they had sucked light still comes threw it, can be done better.

    Whatever you get hope it works out well

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    Not a C63, but have a clk55. Beat on it every time I take it out and it has been very reliable. I also have many other friends with AMGs with no problems. My boss daily drives a SL65 and it has been very reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBlessed View Post
    Absolutely love this car.

    30,000kms in the past 12 months on a 2012 Coupe with performance pack and only major issue has been the glass roof. The mounts needed some adjusting as they caused a popping noise. This issue was only apparent when the car was cold and the body flexed to go over a curb, incline/decline or hit a bump at slow speeds.

    My brakes will squeal when approaching a stop at slow speeds but this car gets driven quite spiritedly so I'm not surprised.

    Eats tires too. Third set of rears will go on in the spring when the winters come off. Again, lots of spirited driving.

    I would not hesitate to pick one up as they are solid if you keep up on the maintenance.
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    Anything AMG will set you back a pretty penny, but overall MBZ cars are great, and the C-class seems to be mercedes big hit and the market is full of them, you should be able to fine a C63 sedan easily, coupes are still new to the game so if you want them you are gonna have to pay almost full price since there is not many used ones out there.

    I was able to test drive a 2012 c coupe 350 no amg but man was that one sweet ride, comfy, smooth, it was fully loaded the technology was great, from the blind a spot assist, even the wheel shaking if you drift of into another lane, very smooth handling, and for a 350 it has some nice power. Only negatives, were the command system feels out dated, I thought the review mirror was to big, on paper/picture it doesn't look that great till you see it in person, and my one big issue was the glass roof, I don't mind however the cover that they had sucked light still comes threw it, can be done better.

    Whatever you get hope it works out well
    Quote Originally Posted by BOOSTED4 View Post
    Not a C63, but have a clk55. Beat on it every time I take it out and it has been very reliable. I also have many other friends with AMGs with no problems. My boss daily drives a SL65 and it has been very reliable.

    Thanks everyone for the reply. I have heard a lot of mixed news about the AMG. Last night I found some ISFs in my area. Not sure what I will do cus last night I was convinced on the ISF but you guys made things a little harder. LOL..

    I am 23 soon to be 24 and cant wait to be 25 so my insurance is not so nuts but I wanted a sedan to keep the costs down. Again thanks for the input.

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    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.

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