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I've been tooling around in my V220 which, from the perspective of taking Enduro bikes to the Alps, has worked out extremely well.

But fast it is not - I have a hankering for something with a bit more poke, which the 6.2 litre V8 in this C63 estate should provide:


It's expensive, but low mileage. But, also an import.

Is it worth the money?
 
Depends on how much 'haulage space ' you want to sacrifice C class estates are not exactly load luggers. You can't fit a tow bar to a proper AMG to mount a solid bike rack , bikes on the roof would be an option .

Personally if I were driving to the alps and back it would be the C63 all day long :banana:

Is it worth the money ? No idea. Life is short though.
 
Not worth that in my opinion. You can easily buy a facelift with very similar miles around that price. Much more desirable, better gearbox and much better interior cabin. If it was me i would defo go for a facelift. Love the estates though, look awesome!
 
What I’m after is something naturally aspirated- ideally with hydraulic power steering, but not sure if the C63 is available with that.
 
What I’m after is something naturally aspirated- ideally with hydraulic power steering, but not sure if the C63 is available with that.
204 is hydraulic, epic cars!
 
I think it may be in the sweet spot in that case - hydraulic power steering, big capacity, NA.
 

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Definitely worth a look, I think the imported versions from Japan are the same specs, headlight pattern. The road tax might be a lot cheaper too. Enjoy them while we can 👍
 
Edward Hall pushes way overpriced tin (aka 'Marques of Distinction' and the like at that end of the trade) for people who can afford it and are happy to pay over the odds for something that is that little bit better than nearly every other example. Their buyers presumably don't think the cars are overpriced, but many of the rest of us do.

OP, which camp do you fall into?
 
Edward Hall pushes way overpriced tin (aka 'Marques of Distinction' and the like at that end of the trade) for people who can afford it and are happy to pay over the odds for something that is that little bit better than nearly every other example. Their buyers presumably don't think the cars are overpriced, but many of the rest of us do.

OP, which camp do you fall into?
Much like this: yes, it' a PP car, but really, 38K?
Mercedes-Benz C Class C63 AMG | eBay
 
That is way too expensive. I'll sell you my supercharged one for a bit more if you're flush for cash :D
Oem low miles 204 c63 will go north in value, modded examples not so much.
 
I think it may be in the sweet spot in that case - hydraulic power steering, big capacity, NA.
The early PP cars have stiffer springs which lead to a firm ride but the handling is superb, owned one previously.
 
In some cases they aren't even that little bit better, just that "we say it is".

For example, the SL60 that EH were hawking last year was missing the grilles from the side vents along with a couple of other flaws - for the exaggerated figures being asked the cars should be perfect.
 
Hi , grey import cars from Japan can be difficult to insure / obtain parts.

My Japanese Pajero has to be run on Super diesel.

The real benefit is salt is not used n Japanese roads to remove salt.
 

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Seller looking at a very low miles example, yours is the opposite and been on sale for many a month - maybe it's overpriced.
 
Low miles is attractive as on my head it equals “servicing rather than fixing”, my 70,000 mile C55 required a *lot* of fixing and was very expensive. My 45,000 mile E63 was, overall, less expensive than the C55 because it required more service than fix.

C55 was a better drivers car though.

So! Low miles is something I’d pay more for, but of course I don’t want to over pay.
 
The car Steve posted looks nice. It also has a proper diff, which was the one thing my own C63 estate really lacked. It’s been around a while though, perhaps due to the colour combo which is not everyone’s stein of pils.

If anyone is wondering whether to buy a W204 C63 estate the answer has to be yes. Must be the most exciting practical car ever made.

But which specific one is tough. I’m of the view of paying more for good examples as I spent too much of my youth hanging around or on the phone to workshops or breakdown services. I wouldn’t buy that 08 Japanese one though.

My own C63 estate sold for more than £30k earlier this year, 40k miles.
 

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