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Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Sedan
Let's try to define this forum as being limited to luxury performance vehicles where the mainstream version in a typical configuration has an MSRP of at least $60k.
A luxury vehicle with a base price of $59k qualifies because it would typically be bought with some additional equipment, bringing the MSRP over $60k.
Vehicles like the E, 5, A6, M, or GS, even if available in certain versions over $60k, don't qualify because they are cars from companies that have higher end cars in their lineups.
#10543 of 24723 Warranty question for Merc Benz CLK55 AMG
Oct 02, 2005 (10:03 am)
Ok, you guys are worrying me with the recent Merc Benz posts...which brings up the following question. I just bought a 2002 CLK55 AMG Coupe with 39K miles. It has three months of factory warranty left then CPO warranty for a year expiring in Jan 2007. I couldn't pass this deal up at $32k. My issue is that I would like to drive this car for many years, and feel a little vulnerable with warranty for only another 15 months. M-B dealer offered to extend CPO for 2 yrs at almost $5k (which I thought was too high), and I've since found out that 3rd party warranty companies will not touch the AMG package. One company has emerged, "5Starwarranty" offering an exclusionary contract backed by Mercury Insurance for $2.5k (5yr/100k miles). Does anyone have any experience with this company or others they could recommend? Or would you just take the risk in the out years? The car is in outstanding condition now and was well maintained by previous owner. I would appreciate your thoughts...
#10544 of 24723 Re: Warranty question for Merc Benz CLK55 AMG [tiny1]
Oct 02, 2005 (11:26 am)
Why don't you run a D&B report on them and Mercury Insurance to see if they are financially healthy. You can also look up the businesses with some research tools like hoovers on-line and see if they any data on them.
#10545 of 24723 Re: Warranty question for Merc Benz CLK55 AMG [tiny1]
Oct 02, 2005 (4:34 pm)
SELL....THE CAR....WHILE YOU STILL CAN...
#10546 of 24723 Re: Warranty question for Merc Benz CLK55 AMG [michael_mattox]
Oct 02, 2005 (8:24 pm)
Not sure I really want to know the answer to this, but...why do you say "sell the car while you still can"....Am I sensing some personal experience with this model?
#10547 of 24723 Re: Warranty question for Merc Benz CLK55 AMG [tiny1]
Oct 03, 2005 (10:22 am)
Insurance Companies not wanting to insure the car is a big piece of the puzzle..
The dealer offering a 2 Yr warrenty with god only knows what restrictions..for $5,000 dollars is another big piece of the Puzzle..
Your own research into how reliable that model is (is not) Does not match up with your desire to keep the car long term.
The Price you paid for a relatively new model...(a good price) Cries out why such a good price.
Life is far too short to subject yourself to the frustration you know is coming...
If you are a Conservative sell the car to a LIBERAL...If you are a LIBERAL sell it to a Conservative...It will help ease the pain of selling a car you REALLY like...
Oct 04, 2005 (5:57 am)
Why so quiet lately? I sense that you have given up on "the great debate".
#10550 of 24723 Re: merc1 [syswei]
Oct 04, 2005 (6:22 am)
I don't think Merc1 will recognize the term, "the great debate". You may have to restate it as, "The great crusade to enlighten the unwashed masses."
Merc1, we all respect your views and particularly your passion for MB. Please don't give up.
#10551 of 24723 Great Debate...
Oct 04, 2005 (6:49 am)
You may have to restate it as, "The great crusade to enlighten the unwashed masses."
Hey I like that!
Well there isn't anything for me to "give up" on, its more like there really isn't anything of interest to discuss here at the moment. I'm reading the same boring stuff over and over, usually about a German brand so I decided that I'd wait for a new subject or direction before posting again. I would like to talk about something different or at least something we all (or at least most of us) can at least see somewhat eye to eye on.
Not to promote another mesg board (or put down Edmunds) but there are some sites out there that have a large international community of posters that make the discussions a little more lively and less one-sided.
#10552 of 24723 Re: Great Debate... [merc1]
Oct 04, 2005 (8:33 am)
While still not on the same level as BMW and Lexus (basically tied for September) M-B did report best ever September sales, so something is working.