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#1 (permalink) Old 01-28-2009, 09:35 AM
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c55 amg reliability

Hi, I'm in the market for a 2005 c55 amg, around 45k miles... Are these cars reliable? I heard that getting a Mercedes repaired costs a lot of money, but I dont really know how bad it would be. Can any one help me with your previous experience? If its going to be 700-1000 dollars every other month, I may as well steer away from these cars but I really like the car overall.

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#2 (permalink) Old 01-28-2009, 10:16 AM
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I purchased a c55 w/45,000 mi. back in December. Fantastic car so far. I purchased a four year A & B service contract for $1400.00. The car still has the remainder of the factory warranty until April. Extended aftermarket warranty is in the $4000.00 area from what I have seen and there are some posts on this site covering the good and bad points involved. All cars are expensive to repair these days, so I guess it comes to piece of mind. We have a 2004 A6 S/line w/2.7 twin turbo which is covered under fact. extended warranty to 100,000 mi. and has already paid for itself in repair orders. I am still on the fence but will decide before April.
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I purchased my 2005 C55 AMG with 100, 468 miles a couple weeks ago. Orig purchaser traded it in for a new AMG model, dealer had all service records and not much other than perv. maintenance was ever done. I think it will be fine, engine is stout, tranny is put in cars with much more torque, so it must be up to the task.
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Congrats maddydaddy on the new car. I also picked up an 05 C55 from my local dealer !
He gave me good trade value on my E430 and I pulled the trigger on the deal.
You must have got a great deal on your car!
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Right after I bought it
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Just picked up my 2006 w/35K miles two weeks ago Saturday. The previous owner must have been in love with the car as it is in pristine condition. Traded in a 2008 C 350 mainly b/c I wanted more power and have always wanted an AMG, but if you ask my wife she'll tell you that I have a car problem. Perception is reality I guess.
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Go out and buy some of that clear thick plastic film that sticks to your foglights so a rock won't shatter yer foglights. AMG foglights are expensive...
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I purchased my 05 C55 in September. Absolutely love the car... It had 24k miles on it when I got it. Has the 100k mile warranty... Life is good!
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