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About to buy CL600 or C55AMG

Hi,

I've been on this site for years enjoying its wealth of information but only just joined today ;o)

I have a faithful E430 V8 which I am trading in for the devil. I've been to seen a CL600 and CL55 AMG. I also went to see an E55 but found it too boyish although immensely fun seemed to lack comfort.

Need opinion on - the CL600 is being sold with 60000 miles and the driver has an 18 month warrantydirect extracare warranty left to run which can be transferred over. Its only £9K and in tremendous condition. Full MBSH history.

The CL55AMG I am interested in has 120K on the clock, same price, full MBSH on the clock and in 2011 the owner had the ABC done, pump, struts. Some more prior bills in his ownership - in immaculate condition.

Any comments thoughts - I know both cars are expensive to repair but the 600 seems to be moreso ;o)

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Welcome to the forum and congratulation of making first post after those years
I don't know the cars you are considering, but C class was always too small for my family. You coming from E might have the impression as well?
Than we need more data to compare. What are the years of the cars? Do you really like spirited driving? Assuming you are in UK (?) you guys pay different taxes on different cars?
Sure having pending warranty on the car is strong starting point, but I am buying MB with expired warranty and drive them for pennies.
So another question is, how good DIY are you?
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A CL55 AMG for $9k.....Move fast, because if you snooze, you lose!

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Please give us the model years.

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A CL55 AMG for $9k.....Move fast, because if you snooze, you lose!
He is in England and so that makes it 9,000 pounds which is about $14,200.
Still a heck of a deal, but those V-12s eat up money in fuel and regular service.

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How do you know it is a deal in UK?
The W210cdi wagons in UK sell for $2000 or even less, while they would be worth well over 10 grands in USA.
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I used to live there. Got my driver's license there. Still have family property there, travel there every other year for a month.
Own an MB over their also and am always looking at car pricing there because friends and family still living their like MBs and BMWs and want a good deal.

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C55AMG, is better than CL600...so think twice before taking the decision.
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