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      02-06-2013, 04:02 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
E55s are basically low cost used performance cars these days. They are owned by people who couldn't afford a new M5 or E63 or anything up to date.

These guys are just engaging in a self back patting exercise to rationalize a 20-30k purchase which they probably could barely afford.

http://www.autotrader.com/find/used-...cago-60603.jsp
Couldn't have said it better myself. This is why Stealth is the man. I've personally never really been interested in MB. I just never liked their styling both exterior and interior. I can't say that they are slow or aren't great cars, cause I've never driven one. Most of my opinions on MB's come from Jeremy Clarkson and The Smoking Tire anyways. If they say if I want a car that communicates everything that it's doing on the track then I go buy an M3, if I want a car that can just smoke the tires really well, then I buy a C63 (not Black Series). If I had to pick an MB to own and had no other choice, I'd probably go with an SLS, C63 Coupe Black Series, or 2012 CLS63 in that order.
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With the E60, it seemed to me that when you went from a 550i to an M5, while the leather and the sat-nav were the same, underneath, it was a completely different mechanical driving platform. With the M550i and F90 M5, that vast difference isn't really there.


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