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      12-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #23
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      12-31-2012, 05:02 AM   #24
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E55 AMG.....love the car. All the best with ur decision as you cant wrong with any of the two ..
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      12-31-2012, 02:36 PM   #25
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E55 with E63 front end. Then Renntech that bitch. I'm a sucker for that supercharger whine
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      12-31-2012, 02:41 PM   #26
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I know this is a somewhat older post but I was wondering what the OP finally decided? I've been considering both C and E55. My heart wants the extra power and room of the E55.

The E55 seems to have more potential for substantial maintenance bills but could also be just fine, depending on individual vehicle, history, luck etc..what At first the concern was Airmatic but this is really not a bad fix and can be a DIY. What scared me off were the issues with fuel tank leaks that require replacement of the tank. Lots of info on MBWorld forums as I've read.

I'm not super concerned about maintenance as I currently have been DD a '91 E34 Dinan stroker M5 for the past 2 years. Probably the best thrill car I've owned. I budgeted about $2k a year in normal maintenance stuff and do a lot DIY so "high" maintenance is all relative.

Now I want to get a new DD with good performance and descent reliability so I can park and begin more restoration on the ///M. For me, the C55 makes sense because of the perceived lower maintenance cost plus I can pick one up with 75k-85k miles for under $15k cash. Not bad for this type of performance.

So, if OP is still here, what did you decide and why? It may help in my decision as well!

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To Aaron, go with your heart! (E55)

My final decision WAS the E55, but I took too long to research known issues and maintenance costs and missed out on a nice E55. The guy already had the front end converted to the E63 too!


Instead, I went back to my roots for a nice and comfortable CPO E60 535i. I might not be around 500hp, but 400hp (see JB4) will do
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      01-06-2013, 02:18 AM   #28
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Wow! Super nice find. Congratulations! Heart and want is for sure with E55 but the fuel tank issue worries me most. I had the chance of a nice E55 too but like you hesitated looking at all the "issues".

There is currently a single-owner, all records and well-maintained C55 that has my eye for a good price. I may have to give the E55 another shot though. Even my wife said the C was too small. It reminded her of my old '04 Saab 9-3! Ill keep you posted!

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      05-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #29
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So I'm totally kicking an old thread but my last post promised an update. Well, I bought that C55 AMG I mentioned and I LOVE it. Purchased end of January with only 74k miles from a single owner. Seller was a really nice nearly 80 year-old retired Superior Court judge! He kept all records and did all maintenance when it was due. The only common things he didn't replace were the valve covers (they weren't leaking) and the CPS. All else was done on schedule. Car is fast as hell and although I still love the E55, I feel better not worrying about troubles and expensive repairs. The best part, the wife let me keep the Dinan E34 M5! The best of both worlds!

I wonder what the OP decided?

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      05-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #30
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