I’m always on the lookout for wrecked cars that could be scavenged for their organs, so when I saw this next car being offered for a simple price, I was intrigued. Unfortunately the modern AMG C43 is a bit of a Manet. Looks cool from a distance, but when you get up close, it looks […]
I owned and daily drove a used C36 AMG a few years ago and the car was amazing on many levels. First was the engine, which was scrumptious and offered a meaty powerband with a sonorous exhaust note, but it was certainly let down by a 4-speed slushbox auto. Today’s C36 has been given a […]
The W210 chassis was marketed by Mercedes-Benz with the as the E-class from 1995-2002. It offered an expensive and elite ride for the wealthy and well-to-do. Mercedes offered some versions with 6-cylinder engines where the E stands for executive, but in 1998 they turned the E up to 11 in something called the E55 AMG. […]
There are a few things wrong with this next car. Maybe that isn’t a nice thing to say, because there is almost always something wrong with a cheap late model used sport-lux sedan…but this next car has peeling paint and disabled air ride suspension…which you might not care about after you mash the loud pedal […]
Back before AMG became the designator of sportiness in a new Mercedes-Benz, the German company would work with OEMs to turn out tuned version of their cars. We mostly think of AMG for their work with Mercedes-Benz sedans (C36 AMG, for instance) but there was a time when they collaborated with Mitsubishi to turn out […]
The W210 chassis was marketed by Mercedes-Benz with the as the E-class from 1995-2002. It offered an expensive and elite ride for the wealthy and well-to-do. Mercedes offered some versions with 6-cylinder engines where the E stands for executive, but in 1998 the E for eggads my spleen just ruptured AMG version was released. Today’s version is cosmetically modified with some interesting choices, but the price is right. Find this 2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG offered for $5,800 in Arrowhead Lakes, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
I know this next car is just a headache waiting for a new head. It cost more than $70k from the factory, was the fastest Mercedes-Benz ever sold in America when new, and will drain your bank account with repairs on complex suspension components, high-strung V8, and pricey electronic gizmos. But somehow, despite all that, I can’t help but want to drive a classic AMG with prices as low as they are. Am I the idiot here? Find this 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG offered for $8950 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
There is a style of late model customized car where you start with a black car, black out every piece of chrome, black out the lights, black out the blinkers, limo tint the windows and end with a vehicle that absorbs more light than it reflects. Kids on the street call it “murdered out”, but I prefer the term “Vadered out” because I’m a Star Wars geek like that. Plus, this next car has tons of miles on the odometer but looks sprightly enough to throw the emperor down a giant shockingly non-OSHA compliant random ventilation shaft located in the throne room. Find this 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG offered for $14,500 in Fresno, CA via craigslist. Tip from Safety Fast.
The W203 generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class wasn’t the sportiest thing on the planet when it was launched for the 2001 model year, and comparisons to the E46 BMW 3-series always ranked the C-Class as more of a luxury boat versus the speedy and zippy 3-series. However, you could get the C32 AMG version, which added a supercharged V6 that pushed out 354 horsepower (21 hp more than the M3) and some handling upgrades, but you still couldn’t get it with a manual transmission, nor in the SLK32 AMG. But, a few years later Daimler-Chrysler produced the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 on SLK32 chassis and gave it the same M112-E32ML V6 but mated to a 6-speed manual…so magic happens when someone swaps the 06-08 Chrysler gearbox into the 01-03 Mercedes chassis with a set of wrenches and an almost factory-fit. Find this 2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG offered for $6,000 in Hudson Valley, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes: I love depreciation… especially with Euro vehicles. Another great example with good miles and in awesome shape. Not bad for 500+ hp but the age old question looms… you can afford to buy it, but can you afford to maintain it? (that is the […]