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Old 12-21-2011, 11:18 PM
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2012 Jeep SRT8 or 2007 ML63 AMG

First off, Mr. Moderator, please don't move this thread to the "other vehicle discussion" forum to die like you did with my "tempted by the fruit of another" thread.

I am looking for input from current WK2 owners (or soon to be, or perhaps have driven one) who also may have owned or driven recent models back to 2007 of the Mercedes ML63 AMG.

The reason is this, I am wondering about the pros and cons of each. I drove this ML today and it was a pretty sweet ride

http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-cars-veh...AdIdZ332455551

The cost is $49,999 + GST + maybe 3-4 k for extended warranty.

I am wondering about things like vehicle reliability, cost of repair down the road, depreciation rate (e.g. how did the wk1's hold up?), drivability of vehicle, etc. I get the feeling from some posters in this forum that they likely have experience with both vehicles.

So any input you can provide is much appreciated. I am not sure I feel like waiting until spring for the Jeep, but if it makes much more sense to do so, I will do so (e.g. no one else will have driven vehicle already, cost to repair, etc).

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Let's see, someone just posted that a 2012 SRT in Edmonton is 81k vs 49 for and AMG. Think of the mods you could do.....do I need to keep going really.
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Let's see, someone just posted that a 2012 SRT in Edmonton is 81k vs 49 for and AMG. Think of the mods you could do.....do I need to keep going really.
I know. But I am cruising around the mbworld forums and getting the crap scared out of me. Supposedly the msrp of replacing the AMG motor is 60k!!

But there is supposed to be a supercharger package for that vehicle. 0-60 under 4 seconds would be sweet.

I just don't know though. Wish the damn jeep was in already so not having these other thoughts.
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Get a WK1 srt8! For 50k you could have a Jeep that would be scare the shit out of you fast.
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Get a WK1 srt8! For 50k you could have a Jeep that would be scare the shit out of you fast.
Totally agree. If I only fit in the damn things, I would be into this one already

http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-cars-veh...AdIdZ319853870

Unfortunately, due to quite a few years of weightlifting to build the top half, and 20 years of marriage to develop the bottom half, I now wear a size 50 suit, so I find I am just too squished in the WK1. The new WK2 fits much better, as did the ML.
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Oh man, for 30 ish grand you could get an 08 and 20K in mods would put you in something that would be in in the sub 3 sec 0-60 and supercar specs.
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But those AMG's are no joke either.
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Oh man, for 30 ish grand you could get an 08 and 20K in mods would put you in something that would be in in the sub 3 sec 0-60 and supercar specs.
Ok - that will become option number 3 then. Only caveat is I need to dump 70 lbs first!
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You just need to get yourself a Jeep, some leg room , and give Harrison or Chris a ring. Hell If you get the AMG send it to those guys too.
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54k for a 5 year old truck? Think about that.
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