So very well put, The members here are here to help one another, we have little interest in hearing an after the fact account from a person that lacks the gumption to come here in the first place and question actual owners. There are hundreds of threads on the topic "Hey I am thinking about buying an E55 what do I need to know" here and elsewhere and everyone gets answered in a gracious manor. Now our community has this " Potential Buyers Beware: A Warning from a Recent W211 E55 Buyer" thread thats only value is to illustrate the poor judgment, this recent college graduate has.As you posted the same stuff on the other MB board, I find that you are more interested in %^&* about the issue vs. being constructive. From what I gather out of your rant is that you have no business purchasing a car to begin with since your fresh out of school and figured you could go directly to the top of the food chain with a budget in mind so you purchased a 100k car for what ? 30K? Then expected it to be as reliable as a Toyota? That right there tells mounds about yourself.
How about you be sensible and just purchase a nice little Honda Civic first and save your rants for your school loans and move toward getting out of rent situation and buy a house. :thumbsup: I'm no expert on the welfare system, but you got what you had coming to you. Why you feel the world owes you anything for your own decision is beyond me. Man up and accept responsibility for your decision. I also recommend learning how to use tools.
This folks is a perfect example of some kid poser that wants the world to believe he is something special because of what he drives. Lexus, BMW, and AMG???? Get real. Get your life in order first, then worry about the car image later. Perhaps then you will wise up and fully understand what our getting yourself into.
I don't see how you came up with these conclusions. The OP was just crying in his soup and the other posters gave him some tough love and good advice.I'm writing this as a new forum member because I was appalled by the narrow-sighted, naive and very un-intelligent answers by apparent long-time forum members. Where has maturity, understanding and some sense of plain common sense gone?
First of all - This is a MB-forum where one interested in MB's search information from other MB owners. Race, age, income, occupation and so forth should NOT be an issue. I reckon an MB doesn't wear faster because you are a student or is there a new high-tech advice that can sense that and makes the car just going to a wreck in an instant? EVERY ONE interested in MB's of ANY kind should be able to post their experience. The problem is the car. Not the owners income or occupation.
Second - This guy had apparently high expectations of a car maker that for a long time uses advertising slogans such as:
"Unlike any other"
"The Future of the Automobile"
"Engineered to move the human spirit"
"The best or nothing"
"Cars Engineered like no other"
So you buy a MB with 75k and that is equal to a ship-wreck according to MB owner Robert1492. My father has a 1993 Lexus LS400 with 6 times the mileage which still hasn't rendered the amount of repairs that Calvin has experienced. And that is for a car 10 years older with technology at the time that was state of the art. Calvin is talking of a car that is 7 years old with 75k. That is nothing.
Calvin also shares his experince with the staff at MB. It could be monday. It could be a coincidence but no matter, it's his personal experience and should be noted and respected.
I could make a far longer list of the non-sensical answers some of you have left but I will bolt this down to this conclusion:
1. AMG owners (in this thread) are rich, filthy rich and don't actually care their newly bought AMG has a max lifespan of 75k miles because of the fact that even very rudimentary equipment like cup-holders stops to work.
2. AMG owners (in this thread) accepts the fact that MB staff gives unpolite and non-supportive answers and feedback if you don't belong to the group mention in No.1. (and maybe not even then...)
3. AMG owners (in this thread) has a very narrow-sighted view of the car market and finds all this completely natural, thus is very unforgiven for other AMG-owners negative experience of the car and finds non-comprehensive and illogical answers to justify their brands superiority.
MB is the worlds oldest car maker. You could make the blunt mistake to believe that 2003 they could manufacture a first generation car with cup-holders actually working.
/Marcus, Stockholm, Sweden - Looking for either the M5 (E60) or E55 W211.....
Lexus IS250 (2007)
Audi A6 2.7Biturbo Quattro BSR (2001)
Randy, please read the thread again. You obviously have missed something. Because otherwise I don't really understand how one owners opinions of the reliability of his E55 AMG has ended with Audis and all japanese cars being crap and me being lecturing. Please.PS Marcus your Japanese Lexus (and generally all Jap cars) has the personality and the charm of a refrigerator and your Audi is a mechanical nightmare to maintain, overrated in capabilities and has mucho electrical problems- which is why you can obtain a used Audi for the price of day old fruit.
BTDT- I speak from experience.
EDIT: I just get a kick out of an AUDI owner talking about broken cupholders and inferior quality and engineering. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Marcus owns an AUDI. He has NO RIGHT to lecture anyone about reliability.
If you are the original owner and the factory warranty is not yet up, then you can buy what's called the 'MB ELW' or Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty. It's exactly the same as the factory warranty, but simply extended. They come in two flavors: a 3 year/75k or a 3 year/100k. I bought a 3/100k from my purchasing dealer. The nice thing about them is that you can get a refund (pro-rated) at anytime. If you sell the car, wreck it, or just don't want the warranty anymore then you can get your money back. You can also transfer the ELW to another buyer (you can use it as an incentive if you sell the car.) The ELW starts right after your factory warranty expires. Be sure to shop around for a good price since the price can vary depending on the dealer.Hmmm, so what kind of aftermarket warranties do you guys recommend for the AMG's?