I am new to this site, and its a pleasure joining. Just to throw out a little bit about myself, I'm currently almost finished with my undergrad work and overall I am an aspiring doctor. With med school around the corner in the next few years, I will be starting my residency immediately right after, and will be making $58-60,900 for my first two years and $65-71,900 my last two years. Rent and indoor parking yearly would be $680+ combined.
So taking into account cheap living, I also have food, clothing, hygiene, etc, and somewhere down the line insurance. My reason for saying all this is because while I do budget myself fairly well, I do have expensive desires and I feel that at some point I deserve to get myself something I want. I do not ask for much at all AND I do not shop for myself as frequent as I should.
And thats where my vehicle of interest comes in. The CL65 AMG. I've read, seen, and heard about what this car can do. Its a monster. I was originally going to go for an 08 E320, but one day I asked myself why? Why settle for something like that when you can reach for the best Mercedes possible? Heated/cool seats, multi contour with massage, v12 biturbo, I mean theres more the car provides obviously, but its probably the only inanimate object that I saw, felt, drove a little that actually swept my feet. Love at first sight I suppose. That was a 2005 model though. When 2014 made the facelift version, I fell more in love.
So, overall I did my research, or as much as I could at least, about the history of this car. Not much on the 2014 accept that car and driver gave it pretty much an all star rating. So I feel almost entirely confident. I am also aware of the HUGE depreciation factor on these cars. So I saw a 2013 for sale at $99,000. Major decline from $200,000+!! So by the time I'm on my second year, the 2014 should be about $30,000+. Which is a steal, like the 2005 I drove.
Im also aware of maintenance, gas, etc. ABC is something common I noticed. Electronics, compressors, etc. All of which could be very expensive. But as far as I'm concerned, I hear it all has to do with the cars history.
To get to my point, I want to know from anyone who has owned this car, or anyone who's an expert on Mercedes vehicles to provide me some guidance on my future choice. And here are some questions/concerns that I will provide:
1) Is considering this car, for how much I will possibly be making at that time a wise choice? If not, what other equally similar vehicles can I consider if any?
2) If this is a valuable choice, what should I know right away about these models before purchasing, and how can I find someone independent to be trustworthy enough to give me hands on support/advice?
3) In terms of taking care of it, is it possible to acquire an extended warranty? And how would the vehicle qualify as a CPO? Is there anything difficult, other than transmission I should be worried about when it comes to fixing?
These are just some general questions that I have at the moment. Please feel free to add any more information involving what I am asking, as well add anything else that can be relevant, such as more personal details about experiences, videos, links etc.
If any of you own a CL65, feel free to send videos and photos! Id love to see peoples styles and configurations!!
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my post and providing some sense of my future dream car. Anyone who desires such thing, and works hard deserves to treat themselves. I feel that this car would be the best example of that for myself. So again, thank you so much for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!!