Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: 04-E320 (benz #7)
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RE: 2006 S500 Vs. 2003 S55
I'd probably disagree with a couple of the posts here. I think the 06 model will hold it's value a little bit longer. But in either case you're talking about a car that's going to tank in value when it hit's 5 years old. You're shopping out of my price range at the moment but I've now owned 5 benz's.... and take a few minutes from time to time to drool at some of the newer models. Value seems to drop like a rock at 5 years with most models.... and as you go over 60K miles. So I would tend to just keep this in mind with your purchase. With the 03 model you are already behind the curve with age and mileage regardless of it being an AMG.
If condition is good on both I'd go with what you like better. I'm sure the S55 would give you amazing performance. If that's what your after then go for it. If you don't put a lot of miles on the odo..... and would like to loose less $ I would go with the 06. I disagree about any car being rare and of more value... unless it's an older Ferrari, classic benz or something. I'm sure either car will be amazing.... you might also consider an S600.... Saw one on ebay for around $45K... think it was 02 or 03....
Anyway, that's my 2 cents for whatever it's worth. I'm totally envious.... your about to get your hands on a sweet ride either way. Will blow my 00 ML320 out of the water...LOL.