2011 C63 AMG: Comparing This Car To My M5

Categories Mercedes, Test Drives

C63 AMG frontWhile most people are salivating over newly introduced cars—like the Lexus LC500 or the Honda Civic Type-R—I find myself drooling over used cars at some of the shadiest dealers in town. I’ll drive by Stan’s Stolen Supercars, catch a glimpse of a $35,000 Maserati GranTurismo and wonder when I’ll get the chance to own this five-owner beautiful piece of Italian machinery that is currently home to a spider colony. I dream about used cars the same way normal people dream about a vacation in New Zealand. I treasure rich people’s discarded used high performance cars while they’re busy putting a deposit on a brand new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

How else could I get my hands on what I’m driving today, a 2009 BMW M5, which cost over $80,000 when brand new? Like Tavarish always preaches, buying new is for fools. I agree.

There are so many tantalizing used German super-sedans to pick from in the $30,000-$35,000 price range, that it’s tough to decide what to get. Before I bought the used M5, I strongly considered the C63 AMG which you can now buy for right around $30,000 with some selling for even cheaper.

Now that I own an M5, I wanted to compare it to the C63 AMG to see what I was missing out on. I headed over to Centex Sport Imports to find out since they recently obtained one.

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