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C55 vs E55 AMG

Hi. I have owned a few Mercs in my time and currently drive a 2006 ML 320 Cdi which is very practical and my wife and kids love it. Trouble is it bores me to tears. 6 months ago I had to say farewell to my beloved C32 AMG which I had for 3 years - it was nearly fully modded (pulley, tune, full exhaust, filters, etc). It was the best car I have ever owned, but it was a dog and I blew 2 motors and it got too expensive and unreliable to run so it had to go. I thought a nice sedate, family ML would make me see some sense. The ML is a fantastic car and I will probably curse the day I sell it and wish I had kept it, but AMG is in my blood and it has to go. My choices are a 2004 E55 AMG or a 2005 C55 AMG. I like the E55 because of its brute strength and similiar mods to the C32 that can be done to really unleash the beast, but I am not so mad about its size and hectic repair bills - especially the air suspension part. I owned a 2006 Chevy Lumina 6.0 SS and hated it for its size and weight and don't want to go down that road again with an E55. I love the C55 because of its smaller size, but the N/A motor has limited, if not very expensive modding potential. However, because the C55 is N/A there is not that much that I can break (something that I am very good at), but will the C55 bore me to death in a few months? I can't afford a C63 so it is between those two and a CLK55 is out of the question with kids? Which would you choose and why?
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