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Old 05-23-2006, 11:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How reliable is E55?

I'm looking to buy an E55, I'm looking at 00-02, I heard that 03 has alot of problems? I dont want to spend too much money on repairs and my other car is a maxima, which has been trouble free for 200k miles. So I'm used to Japanese reliability. I know 03 E55 is much faster than 02 but I dont care too much about speed, which one should I pick? and If they are both costly to own should I look into Infiniti M45? Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2006, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're not too concerned about speed then go with the 02 E55. I think a brand new M45 is around $40k+? You an get a used 02 for maybe less than that. Performance wise E55 > M45....
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How much would I spent on basic maintenance for an 02? I know parts are expensive. Any known issues ?
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How much would I spent on basic maintenance for an 02? I know parts are expensive. Any known issues ?
For service A it will cost you around $+300.00 and for service B +$500.00 and depends if you need to replace any parts.
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In terms of reliability, JDPowers ranked the 99 - 02 E55 as follows:
1) 2000 2) 2001 3) 1999 4) 2002.

I think it would be safe to assume that maintenance is costly. Three big ones for a glorified oil change ain' cheap.

M45 vs. E55? Your kiddin' , right?
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you are ready to compare a Maxima to an e55 you'd best stick to a japer. A front brake job will cost upwards of $1000 Any AMG Merc will cost you big time, it is not a car to run on a budget. Regards, Bart
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