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      02-11-2009, 10:47 AM   #133
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Without going into a huge discussion, it just simply cost more to drive a C63 over a E92/E90 M3. Now just put the argument aside on which is a better car and just look at the financials about it.

1. C63 lease rates are much higher then the M3ís
2. No free maintenance with the C63
3. No special APR or balloon payment finance options like BMW offers for the M3
4. Majority MB dealers are not giving away the cars at invoice or $500 over invoice let alone below invoice unlike some deals I read forum members have received. (Again I am not denying people arenít getting nice discounts on a C63 but surely if you took a look on this forum and the MB forums you will see M3 buyers are getting more of a discount off MSRP generally)

Aside from the people who go in the backyard and pick off $100 bills from their money tree; money is one of the determining factors when cross shopping these cars. Given the state of this economy Iím sure money is becoming the biggest factor now and thatís why C63ís are starting to accumulate on dealerís lots. However, one advantage is that since the C63 is more expensive to purchase/operate (already on my second set of rear tires at 8,500 miles) and is being produce in smaller numbers when compared to the M3, the car will be more exclusive (not like a Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lambo of course) which certain buyers like myself enjoy.
I think the above is a very fair assessment of the situation, especially coming from someone who owns the C63. And I have to agree with the exclusivity comment. It is nice to drive a car that you are very unlikely to meet on the road. I have not seen a C63 in person yet! But have seen many M3s. Ultimately, I decided to go with the M3, but I understand and completely agree with the above reasonings. Too many people take such things completely out of context...it is nice to see the rare post that dares to be objective from an individual who obviously has nothing to prove but simply purchased the car that he liked the most. Thanks.
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Congratulations, you have completely exposed yourself to this whole forum by showing you donít have the basic ability to read and digest information. If you go back to my original post #125, where does it say anywhere that I have driven any type of Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Lambo??? I HIGHLY suggest as a means to spare yourself any further embarrassment you reread my post and reply back with a claim that you misinterpreted what you read originally.
You are right and I am wrong. I misinterpreted what I read originally. I've no excuse but foolishness. Please except my apologies.
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You are right and I am wrong. I misinterpreted what I read originally. I've no excuse but foolishness. Please except my apologies.
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I think the above is a very fair assessment of the situation, especially coming from someone who owns the C63. And I have to agree with the exclusivity comment. It is nice to drive a car that you are very unlikely to meet on the road. I have not seen a C63 in person yet! But have seen many M3s. Ultimately, I decided to go with the M3, but I understand and completely agree with the above reasonings. Too many people take such things completely out of context...it is nice to see the rare post that dares to be objective from an individual who obviously has nothing to prove but simply purchased the car that he liked the most. Thanks.
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there were 2 of them yesterday on the lt when I was at MB looking for a truck for the wife, at pines mb.
my guy wouldn't let me drive one but he did start it up... and yes, in person, that is one bad ass sounding exhaust!

still love my m though and wouldn't trade it for the c63
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