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      07-05-2007, 03:06 PM   #39
Hans Delbruck
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Drives: C63, 135i, 1959 BUICK
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Originally Posted by ILC32 View Post
I bought my C32 when it was one year old, and took advantage of the huge first year depreciation hit all cars take. But I took a huge hit also when I sold it to buy the M3. Unlike M cars, AMG cars depreciate like mad even after the first year -- especially the C class AMG because it is so expensive in comparison to the standard models which look almost identical. The fact that MB introduced the bargain basement C230 sport package that looked identical to the C32 (except for the wheels and exhaust) also killed the resale.
Yeah.... & from everything I have read/heard, the AMG engines are bulletproof, another plus for buying one used with peace of mind. Also, for some reason, I feel that a one year old C63 is less likely to have been abused than say, a used M3 -- different buyer demographics for the cars. Two reasons to consider used on the AMG's