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    Re: New member S 63 amg cabrio

    mcdelaug:

    Thank you! My wife is having her 50th this year and I could not resist a 50 percent depreciation for the regular S550 cab for her. I know it’s not the S63 you have but she prefers the less sporty appearance. I should have it by Saturday. Thanks again for your reply!

    Somehow, S550 goes very well with 50th Birthday Smiley


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    That’s definitely a very nice birthday present. 


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    CGX car nut:

    That’s definitely a very nice birthday present. 

    Indeed. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes GLC63 S AMG (2020), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


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    I have tortured her with 26 years of marriage, a little incentive to hang around is good. I’ll post some photos when the weather is nice.


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    Congratulations on 26 years of marriage too.  Sadly, so few couples reach the milestone nowadays.  


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    S 550 is for sure enough - the S 63 amg is far from being a sportscar it is a fast luxury cabriolet.


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    I received the car yesterday, I’ll post some pictures Saturday. I have a work deadline for Thursday I need to meet. Thanks again Aldo!


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    Re: New member S 63 amg cabrio

    I uploaded a few pics just to show it's here. My wife seems pleased. Her old diamond silver CLK cab was shipped to her niece yesterday, so there will be a little domino effect of happiness I hope.

    In daylight the car comes off as pure black, but in the morning or evening, the true very dark brown (Mocha Black) color is more evident. I like the interior craftsmanship a great deal. And the piano black flowing lines trim breaks up the larger areas of the interior with a little more visual interest than just an expanse of wood alone.

    As for driving, Aldo is certainly right, it is no sports car. Honestly, it reminds me of the 70s Cadillacs my grandfather drove. The suspension in comfort mode is too soft, almost bouncing. In sport it is more appropriate. The steering feel is a little better in the MB than those old Fleetwoods of course, but it is a little unusual on the highway because of all the drvier assist features interaction with the steering wheel. There's a little dead space at the center and a small amount of resistance to overcome before the wheel moves as you expect. But it is fun to watch it make 1200rpm at 65mph in 9th gear. As a lazy highway cruiser you can manage about 30mpg at legal speeds.

    It doesn't have Android Auto or Apple Car Play. But if you hold the voice command button it will pass voice through to your phone, so Google Maps and Google Assistant are still controllable with the steering wheel. 

    I normally resist purchasing anything, being more of a saver than a spender. But my wife's had her previous car since new in 2007.This one had only 20K miles, was specced with every single option available for a 2017 S550 cab (MSRP 164K) and had been serviced at my local dealer since new. It has never required any repair - I saw the service history from the dealership... With 3 years of included maintenance and an extended warranty from MB through Oct 2023, on paper it is very close to a new car. Since it was listed for just under 83K, I felt it would be a nice present for her and wouldn't be too punishing in repair, maintenance or depreciation. The fact that MB won't make an S class cab in the 223 generation meant that now was better than later. We hope this one will last for 13 years like our last MB cab.

    Lastly, I want to say I really enjoy seeing all the photos and posts on rennteam over the past 16 years. Its a nice respite from some of the other demands in life. And CGX, thanks for the comments about 26 years together. We are officially co-dependent now, so we will probably make it all the way to the end.


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    Sorare for the head and heart equation to reach equilibrium when it comes to cars but you seemed to have achieved it with this purchase Smiley. Congratulations Smiley.


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    I hope your wife will be happy as you by making her such a beautiful present. She must be happy having you.


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    crayphile:

    Sorare for the head and heart equation to reach equilibrium when it comes to cars but you seemed to have achieved it with this purchase Smiley. Congratulations Smiley.

    Thanks Crayphile, sometimes all parties can be pleased. Even my insurance agent was happy to see this happen, heh.


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    ALDO:

    I hope your wife will be happy as you by making her such a beautiful present. She must be happy having you.

    Most of the time, yes. Thank you again for your replies re your S63, they really did help me.


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    congrats, very beautiful car. enjoy in good health


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    High-end quality & a lot of safety Smiley Enjoy the ride.


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    Very nice and classy combo. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes GLC63 S AMG (2020), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: New member S 63 amg cabrio

    Very elegant spec ! 


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     It looks so confortable ! Your wife must be thrilled 


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    Re: New member S 63 amg cabrio

    Thanks to all of you for your kind words. She is happy, but needs time to get accustomed to it’s larger size. She’s rather petite.

    Her niece received the CLK yesterday. It took only 2 days to transport the car, but the paperwork won’t make it until Thursday. Covid is turning everything upside down...


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    Adding a COVID-discounted Coupe version tomorrow..S63 Coupe.jpg


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    Smiley it looks like this car is getting some love recently Smiley


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    Re: New member S 63 amg cabrio

    Hey congrats! Are all the S63 coupes 4MATIC?


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    In the U.S. yes.. not sure about rest of the world.

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    They are always 4 MATIC AFAIK


     
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