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New Family Truckster

Finally at the glorious point where we no longer need a three row family car, so our 2017 Ford Flex Limited Ecoboost will be going up for sale soon. In its place I picked up this:





Itís a 2010 Mercedes E63 AMG with 39k, two enthusiast owners, bone stock, with the P30 Performance Package. This will be my wifeís daily driver. She is absolutely fully in love with it and so am I. We drove a Panamera 4S which was really our first choice but found it to be very numb, not very involving to drive, and not as high quality inside. It also, for the same money, offers much better performance than the Panamera for the same money. I previously had a C63 and loved it, this provides the same performance and 90% of the muscle car attitude with comfy back seats and a big trunk.
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Old 09-16-2019, 04:02 AM
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Wow! That is really sharp. Now I will waste a couple hours searching the want ads for AMG's.... Thanks a lot!
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Wow! That is really sharp. Now I will waste a couple hours searching the want ads for AMG's.... Thanks a lot!
Do it! You can get a lot of car for the money. I regret not calling on one a few weeks ago, a C43 that was E55 swapped by a Mercedes master tech. It also had some RENNtech goodies. It had about 100k and was only $7,500.
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Dibs!!!

Seriously nice ride, Matt...is this the Mrs DD?
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M156 BiTurbo is a great engine!
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Dibs!!!

Seriously nice ride, Matt...is this the Mrs DD?
Only 14 months to go, Seahawk!
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P30 is great. Now, if it had the ceramic brakes, it would be a real unicorn.
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Cool car. Love big fast sedans.
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Dibs!!!

Seriously nice ride, Matt...is this the Mrs DD?
Yes, I have received an abundance of texts about how much she enjoys her routine errands today thanks to her new ride. She is more prone to vehicular monogamy, so this may last longer than my usual.

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M156 BiTurbo is a great engine!
Itís actually the NA M156, they didnít go turbo until 2012. Iíve not driven the turbo, apparently they have monster torque down low but less top end and donít sound as good. Obviously you can tune them for monster HP too.
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She is more prone to vehicular monogamy, so this may last longer than my usual.
What a great line!

Two years?

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Whatís great line!

Two years?
I think your 4Runner was 3 years and about 60k. Nissan Quest was 4 years and 60k, Flex was 2 years and 30k. Sheís already asking me if this will be reliable at high mileage because she doesnít want to sell it. At least until she can get a Cayman.
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Nice car but the monthly fuel bill is going to be crazy unless she only drives very few miles. Looks good in white.
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Wow, I was curious, so I did a super quick search for "2010 Mercedes E63 AMG" and the first hit was Carmax. It had 2 with ~75k miles that were about $25k, and one that was $19k with ~110k miles. That seems like a lot of car (performance and luxury) for not much money.
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Nice car but the monthly fuel bill is going to be crazy unless she only drives very few miles. Looks good in white.
I got 23 MPG at 80+ MPH on my way home. The Flex got about 17 no matter what. So itís better!
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I have a mundane 2011 E350 'sport'. A few irritations, but I'm at 85k, and still love driving it to work. Hard to beat the sound of a Mercedes door closing. Very competent of on the road.
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Nice - I like that body style. It seems the most timeless one they came up with recently on the E. If I only had a use for a sendan, or a car in general, I'd have me a nice fast yacht like that.

My bet is on 24 months or less.

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I got 23 MPG at 80+ MPH on my way home. The Flex got about 17 no matter what. So itís better!
Thatís great, those new transmissions and other modern enhancements really help highway fuel economy. In town will be a different story, unless you drive like in a funeral procession.

Itís a good looking car, much better than the one before or after it, IMO.
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Nice - I like that body style. It seems the most timeless one they came up with recently on the E. If I only had a use for a sendan, or a car in general, I'd have me a nice fast yacht like that.

My bet is on 24 months or less.

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Agreed, I like how they went back to the strong horizontal lines on the W212. The W211 was too swoopy especially inside. As for 24 months, start the clock! But right now Iíd have to pry her out of it.
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