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Discussion in 'AMG' started by flowrider99, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Senior Member

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    What to do. I have an itch for an AMG but i don't want to sell my SL and i don't have room for another car so what can i do? Maybe therapy will help. :(
     
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    I know that feeling. The answer is obviously to move somewhere with more room!

    Or swap the SL500 for an SL55
     
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    flowrider99

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    I've been on Autotrader and know what i don't want but not exactly what i do want. I know i don't want a "modern" AMG and have been looking at C55's and CLK55/63's but true to form both are rare cars on the for sale sites.
     
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    You will need a search term for both of them and to keep an eye out. They do come up but you will have to wait a few months.
     
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    We are thinking of moving and I have seen a few nice houses with 3 car garages.
     
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    Buy an AMG and let me look after it for you...
    Solved the driveway issue!
     
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    Saw a very nice SLK55 today....
     
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    CL. That’s what you want...
     
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    No way! I don't want another ABC/SBC potential headache. :confused:

    I might surprise my wife and replace her Corsa with an AMG! :shock:
     
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    Hmmm..... SLK or SL........ i think i will keep the SL. :)
     
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    So that leaves you with only a CLK55/C55 as you say. Has to be post 04 or may have hidden rust issues.
     
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    I suppose i could always sell the Audi but performance wise i wouldn't be gaining much if at all and i would lose all the bells and whistles.
     
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    Yes you would have to go with something supercharged, which leaves you SBC, ABC or AIRMATIC.
     
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    Or a CLK63 which would be my preference.
     
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    Then you just have to check the headbolt situation and camshaft wear if it's past 80k
     
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    Can someone enlighten me on what year did MB stop fitting ABC suspension to the CL. Thanks.
     
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    Never, all of them have ABC
     
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    Sorry for butting in ,,, I looked at a w211 E320 , 07 model and on start up screen it comes up with AMG logo ,
    It’s a avantgarde sport , fully loaded. Is this amg logo right or has someone uploaded it to appear
    When switched on.
    Thanks
     
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    There was a ‘secret menu’ to change from MB Logo on start up to AMG which was already embedded on some older models, guess this was one of the models
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