c63 amg buyers guide / known issues

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rezza, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. rezza

    rezza New Member

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    Hi, new to the forum and thinking about buying a c63 amg.

    Would welcome some help around what to look out for when buying second hand as well as any known issues (had a huge bill last year when the liner split on the porker).

    Thanks
    Rez
     
  2. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    Welcome to MB Club.

    You're in the right place, we have lots of C63 owners around these parts.
     
  3. kamalpatel12448

    kamalpatel12448 Active Member

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    Welcome. Draw backs....fuel consumption, speeding tickets, tyre cost, points on license, possibly divorce if you obsessive, I could carry on for a while. Seriously, not much to look for other than the usual.
     
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  4. amgmaster

    amgmaster Active Member

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    pretty much bomb proof cars.
     
  5. plallu

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    Fuel consumption is horrendous!!! I get 10 mpg in city and most i have ever seen on motorway is 22
     
  6. kamalpatel12448

    kamalpatel12448 Active Member

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    I got 24 on Sunday on way to Silverstone :bannana:
     
  7. plallu

    plallu Member

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    Maybe i have a hole in my fuel tank!! I remember 22 was in comfort mode in 7th gear and hardly touched the accelerator for a quite a while
     
  8. Welfoc

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    Main issue is - a constant smile :D
     
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  9. plallu

    plallu Member

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    Its defintely the nicest car i have ever owned. I have had my car for 10 months now and every time i get in it, it feels like i just got the car!! Awesome!!! :)

    I thought the novelty would have worn off by now
     
  10. BlackC55

    BlackC55 Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    I know of two issues.

    Head bolts snapping at the back of one of the cylinder heads.

    and cars that are driven very hard for the first 1000 miles tend to use quite a bit of oil.
     
  11. akhan48

    akhan48 Active Member

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    Pre-mature wear of the leather seats, gearbox sometimes slow to respond if you've been driving sitting in traffic for a while and need some power. Rest of the issues are not really issues, just part of owning a high performance car:

    Tyres are expensive
    Frequent oil top ups
    Lots of V-Power
    Expensive insurance
    Extortionate road tax

    And the best MPG i've managed on the motorway is 27mpg, cruise control at 70mph all the way, and resisting the temptation to go over that speed.
     
  12. mika

    mika MB Enthusiast

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    the issues and highlights seem to be fairly consistent

    tyre wear rates
    fuel consumption
    oil consumption
    seat wear
    squeaky mirrors
    fragile lower grilles

    to name a but a few

    versus

    constant smile:D and the ability to make a relatively normal person become totally deluded -what do you mean i'm not a racing driver??:dk:
     
  13. pagzzy

    pagzzy Active Member

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    deifnately a fragile lower grill

    also alot of stares when driving by and the constant looks at the red calipers.... you may also be requested to put your foot down....

    :bannana::bannana::bannana:
     
  14. Lenny63

    Lenny63 MB Enthusiast

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    Let's bump this thread.

    In the years gone by, any other known issues to add?
     
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