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      09-08-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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New E63 arrived - err not.

Some of you may remember I've sold my 335i and ordered a new E63 AMG Estate a while back.

Delivery was due mid September, getting excited, and then the bad news.....

Due to a manufacturing fault with panoramic sunroofs on the new E63 estate my car is delayed unit 18th DECEMBER!!! WTF!

So my options are (I know, I know, tough choices):

a) sit tight and wait (with 750 rebate)

b) change to a saloon E63 for Late Nov delivery.

c) Get an M5 instead, factory order for mid Nov delivery.

The M5 has come up elswhere at 10/month higher lease price than the E63 (489/m + vat at 6+23, bonkers!), but when you add the de-rigeur 20" wheels (2.5 grand), privacy glass (400), sun blind (450) it goes up by about 80/month, and it has a lot less standard equipment than the E63 like:

No decent wheels
No decent hifi
No comfort access
No self parking
No sunroof
No power boot
No leather effect stitched dash
No Fancy seats
No sun blinds
No extra 12v sockets
Not even any reading lights in the back!!
No freakin folding rear seats!!!! on a 80K car!!

By way of apology, the Merc leasing agency has offered me 750 off the deposit to sit tight and wait for the existing order rather than cancel.


So; honest opinions:

E63 on Dec 18th

or

M5 mid Nov

???
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      09-08-2013, 06:37 AM   #2
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Wait. As the saying goes 'it'll soon be Christmas'!
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      09-08-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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This thread needs to burnt lol... doughboy, wait for the AMG..... mid Nov / Mid Dec.... if you're going to wait until mid Nov, chances are there COULD also be a slight delay there.... so might aswell wait for a car that's better spec'd....and a change of brands .... I'm sure it'll be so worth it, plus since it'll be so close to Xmas, it'll be like all xmas in one and then some
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      09-08-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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Wait for the merc, you have to wait anyway, i know it sucks to have to wait, getting my new to me merc 2010 c63 amg with 22k on it on wednesday, and yes i can't wait either, lol
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      09-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #5
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I would also wait for the Merc. There must have been a reason why you wanted the Merc to start with.
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      09-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #6
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      09-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #7
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definately wait mate will be well worth it
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      09-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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That's what I love about this forum. Good honest answers

I really want to wait for the Merc and it's nice to have that reinforced by you guys too!

It's only few weeks after all - nice christmas pressy to myself.

As said, with good reason I chose the E63 over the M5 first off, nothing has changed and the E63 is still the uber car it was then.

roll on xmas.......

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Its a shame you're going to have to wait but as you say you chose it over the M5, so just sit back.

What are you driving until December?
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      09-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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100% wait for reasons already mentioned.

Mercedes should lend you a car until 18th Dec no?
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      09-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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As others have said, I would definitely wait for the E63 in December..
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Wait for the Mercedes but go test drive some cars until then to keep you occupied.
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      09-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #13
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d) Kick up a bit more of a stink and see if they offer more comp? Or kit?
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d) Kick up a bit more of a stink and see if they offer more comp? Or kit?
I'd push it too.

If they offered 750 without being pushed, I'd expect some more movement can be done.
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100% wait for the merc
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Your list of what the M5 doesn't have, by itself, is justification to wait!
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RS6 avant? I have no idea on pricing etc.....
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      09-08-2013, 01:53 PM   #18
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Hey great stuff guys - 100% merc vote - on a BM forum!

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What are you driving until December?
Peugeot Bipper work van (1.25 litre 75bhp with optional AM/FM radio).

335i dosh (all paid up) bought a nearly-new Mini Countryman Cooper S All-4 for the missus - that was the deal, if I want a new car then the missus has to have one too, not daft them indoors you know.

Ironically the "mini" is more spacious in many areas than the 335i tourer, masses of rear leg and head room and only 20 litres less boot space!

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100% wait for reasons already mentioned.

Mercedes should lend you a car until 18th Dec no?
The offer of 750 is "towards a hire car for the delay period if you need one"

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d) Kick up a bit more of a stink and see if they offer more comp? Or kit?
Good Plan, they offered it as soon as I asked what they could offer to persuade me not to cancel, I said I had to decide over the weekend, so I'll try it on tomorrow.

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RS6 avant? I have no idea on pricing etc.....
Very pricey to lease 1k/month minimum, besides, too quiet, a bit dull (i.e. audi-ish) and 4 wheel drive is for girls
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      09-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #19
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Get some more from them by way of compensation (free servicing, an added option) but definitely wait!
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      09-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #20
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id cancel and get the coupe! (amg)
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      09-08-2013, 05:21 PM   #21
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So I'm going to go against the grain and say that, because I'm horribly impatient when it comes to things like this, I'd probably swap for the E63 saloon.
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Mike, stick with the Merc, it sounds like a stormer, and that's coming from not a huge Merc fan! If you want any M5 insight, PM M3 FST, as Paul took delivery of his M5 last Monday. He's in love with it. But, bet you'll feel the same about the AMG-Wagon though. The way this year has rattled by it'll be Christmas before you know it. I'd also push for more stuff - are they any 'performance' add-ons available (splitters, gear-knobs, etc) as these are relatively cheap things for a dealer/lease company to negotiate at cost.
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