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The 6.2 is an amazing piece of engineering though, I bought a C63 in the spring and love it.
This engine is bullet proof

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Don't listen the 5 year old car for 50k BS , The built quality and finish will put any WK2 To shame Believe me , I recently traded my 05 S500 with 106k and it was as solid as day one , Besides the ML should be a Certified vehicle anyways . Why not spend 65-70k on a used X5 X6 //M ?
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Don't listen the 5 year old car for 50k BS , The built quality and finish will put any WK2 To shame Believe me , I recently traded my 05 S500 with 106k and it was as solid as day one , Besides the ML should be a Certified vehicle anyways . Why not spend 65-70k on a used X5 X6 //M ?
Thanks to real life experience with the Benz and BMWs such as yours, that is definitely on my radar now. Plan on doing some dealer visits later today, and after Christmas.

Thanks very much - and deep down I REALLY REALLY lust for a vehicle like yours that is sub 3 seconds 0-60. But low to mid 4's will do until I win the lotto on Friday.
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The 6.2 is an amazing piece of engineering though, I bought a C63 in the spring and love it.
This engine is bullet proof
Congrats - that is a very hot unit you have there. The dealer selling the silver ML was telling me the same thing (that these motors are meant to be put to work, and can take it all and then some) but it means a lot more coming from someone who actually owns one and sees how it has performed in person.
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I'd go with the Benz if you are happy with stock performance. You will bury yourself trying to mod one out, and say goodbye to any warranty you can get, meaning big big bucks if you have a problem.
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My neighbor recently traded his 06 SRT Jeep for the identical AMG. I love most AMG models ands his is gorgeous in many ways, but lacks a certain beefiness, especially from the back. I dare say that it comes off as a bit off a 'chick' car. He says he always misses the meanness of the SRT when he see mine
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Don't listen the 5 year old car for 50k BS , The built quality and finish will put any WK2 To shame Believe me , I recently traded my 05 S500 with 106k and it was as solid as day one , Besides the ML should be a Certified vehicle anyways . Why not spend 65-70k on a used X5 X6 //M ?
And depreciated $60,000, or, 70%, in 6 years.
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My neighbor recently traded his 06 SRT Jeep for the identical AMG. I love most AMG models ands his is gorgeous in many ways, but lacks a certain beefiness, especially from the back. I dare say that it comes off as a bit off a 'chick' car. He says he always misses the meanness of the SRT when he see mine
Well I must say I agree with you that the WK1's do look ready for a streetfight right out of the gate - the rims and overall shape have done it for me from day 1. Just a bit small for me on the interior, or I would already be a long time owner.
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And depreciated $60,000, or, 70%, in 6 years.
Given that this is your 3rd SRT8, I think you would be a good source of forecasting the depreciation of the 2012, if I do decide to wait for it.

So if I pay 61k for it, what are your thoughts about its value through years 1-4, should I decide to sell it and go elsewhere. This is also a key component in my decision making.

Maybe 10k per year depreciation? Has that been your experience with your other two SRT8's?
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And depreciated $60,000, or, 70%, in 6 years.
Slightly exaggerated.
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