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Old 04-21-2017, 05:26 PM
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Hey everyone, i currently drive a 2013 c350, looking to upgrade to a 2012-2014 c63. Aiming to buy it fully paid by the end of the year. I cant really find any real thread about ownership and repair cost and i don't want to go broke owning one... my c350 has been extremely well to me, zero problems since I bought it two years ago, hoping amg will be somewhat the same. If any of you guys own a 2012-2014 c63, please post your repairs cost and breakdown. Much appreciated.
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Depends how you drive. Avg. $1500-$2k / year I'd say but some people will spend upwards of $10k and others will spend $1k. Your gas costs will also double.

Too many variables.

As for things that break... Long story short if you get a 2012+ you don't have to worry about things really breaking as long as you maintain it properly. Stout, reliable, car.
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Just search maintenance costs and you'll turn up all the information you need.

I'm on the high end at probably $10k per year, but most owners seem to be in the $3-5k range at minimum.

Seriously, this isn't meant to sound elitist or snobby anything even remotely like that, but if you're even asking this question and concerned about "going broke", it's probably not really the car for you. Consumables, gas, insurance, regular maintenance, and just treating it like an AMG, will generally cost much more than you're accustomed to. It's a high-performance car from a performance brand - if you happen to be used to that kind of thing, then fine. But this isn't really the car to get started in in that game - it's expensive to fix when things go wrong.

To tell you the truth, I don't think most people who buy these cars even consider that calculation relevant, or just accept it as the price of ownership. It might be $3k per year, but there's a much-better-than-Honda chance that it's many times higher than that in others. A warrantied CPO car helps on the unexpected catastrophes, but the consumables will always be the same.

Just my 0.02. Good luck.

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Depends how you drive. Avg. $1500-$2k / year I'd say but some people will spend upwards of $10k and others will spend $1k. Your gas costs will also double.

Too many variables.

As for things that break... Long story short if you get a 2012+ you don't have to worry about things really breaking as long as you maintain it properly. Stout, reliable, car.
Im looking to buy a 2012-2014 c63 with less than 40K miles. drive about 20 miles a day. maybe 3/20 miles would be me smashing it lol. to give you a better idea of how i take care of my car, i change out my oil every 5k miles rather than the recommended 10k, most maintenance done myself, everything that requires special tools, like brake flush and transmission would be done 1 year/ 10K miles early at my indy shop. no stretched butthole from the dealers. My preferred budget would be 5K a year, 1K for maintenance and 4K for mods. Is this realistic for me or should i reallocate some mods budget to maintenance? I already have my mind set on soooo many things.
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^I guess I never really tracked how much maintenance was for me. I just kind of spent the money when I had to. Some of the figures I hear back though just seem crazy.

I'm just waiting for the influx of PFL buyers and bolt failures and a ton of pissed off people with high interest rates (because their credit calls for it) in upside down loans with blown motors.
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Im looking to buy a 2012-2014 c63 with less than 40K miles. drive about 20 miles a day. maybe 3/20 miles would be me smashing it lol. to give you a better idea of how i take care of my car, i change out my oil every 5k miles rather than the recommended 10k, most maintenance done myself, everything that requires special tools, like brake flush and transmission would be done 1 year/ 10K miles early at my indy shop. no stretched butthole from the dealers. My preferred budget would be 5K a year, 1K for maintenance and 4K for mods. Is this realistic for me or should i reallocate some mods budget to maintenance? I already have my mind set on soooo many things.
First of all, what "mods" would you be doing?

And second - Your budgeting is off. $1k won't cut it on tires alone unless you're putting trash rubber on which leaves most of the performance unavailable. Even then, $1k/yr won't be enough.

You should really just have a roadmap of what mods you want by the end of the day while setting $3k min to the side for maint./yr.

"So many things." -- Let me guess, stage 3 Weistec s/c?
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Just search maintenance costs and you'll turn up all the information you need.

I'm on the high end at probably $10k per year, but most owners seem to be in the $3-5k range at minimum.

Seriously, this isn't meant to sound elitist or snobby anything even remotely like that, but if you're even asking this question, it's probably not really the car for you. Consumables, gas, insurance, regular maintenance, and just treating it like an AMG, will generally cost much more than you're accustomed to. It's a high-performance car from a performance brand. If you're used to that kind of thing, then fine. But this isn't really the car to get started in in that game. To tell you the truth, I don't think most people who buy these cars even consider that calculation relevant.

Just my 0.02.
gas and insurance is not an issue for me. average of about 20 miles/day. i've owned a few porsches and a few s2000 in the past. I can set around 5K/year for the car, more if necessary. I'd just prefer to spend that money on mods, rather on maintenance.
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First of all, what "mods" would you be doing?

And second - Your budgeting is off. $1k won't cut it on tires alone unless you're putting trash rubber on which leaves most of the performance unavailable. Even then, $1k/yr won't be enough.

You should really just have a roadmap of what mods you want by the end of the day while setting $3k min to the side for maint./yr.

"So many things." -- Let me guess, stage 3 Weistec s/c?
from complete stock, tints, seibon CF hood, wide body kit, rw carbon diffuser, front lip, spoiler, bbs ch r titanium, FI valve exhaust, kw v3 or bagged, maybe a wrap to chrome blue if i get bored, ecu tune, etc. going from 300 to almost 500 should be good enough for me for a long while. for tires, i got hook ups. i can get continental extremecontact dws06 for about 600 or Michelin pilot super sports for about 700 mounted and balanced.
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from complete stock, tints, seibon CF hood, wide body kit, rw carbon diffuser, front lip, spoiler, bbs ch r titanium, FI valve exhaust, kw v3 or bagged, maybe a wrap to chrome blue if i get bored, ecu tune, etc. going from 300 to almost 500 should be good enough for me for a long while. for tires, i got hook ups. i can get continental extremecontact dws06 for about 600 or Michelin pilot super sports for about 700 mounted and balanced.
If you're going to do all those mods, I don't understand why you're worried about going broke from maintenance and repairs... The c63 is running on the exact same platform as your c350, so the electrical concerns are the same. Expect to blow through 2-3 sets of rear tires for every 1 set of fronts. Oil changes are the same as your C350. The last variable would be the brakes, but brakes and pads aren't that expensive for the car. I left out suspension because you're planning on swapping it out anyway.

Your list of mod costs exceeds any repair concerns. The motor is very reliable, as long as you don't cheap out on the general maintenance.
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You forgot to add supercharger and widebody kit to that list of mods you're gonna do
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If you're going to do all those mods, I don't understand why you're worried about going broke from maintenance and repairs... The c63 is running on the exact same platform as your c350, so the electrical concerns are the same. Expect to blow through 2-3 sets of rear tires for every 1 set of fronts. Oil changes are the same as your C350. The last variable would be the brakes, but brakes and pads aren't that expensive for the car. I left out suspension because you're planning on swapping it out anyway.

Your list of mod costs exceeds any repair concerns. The motor is very reliable, as long as you don't cheap out on the general maintenance.
Im just trying to gather info on any potential money pit problems and what to check out for before buying such a car. Faster car, bigger engine, more chances for parts to break under stress so i can see it happening. The more i know about it, the better i can evaluate a price that i'm willing to spend. Could use that info to negotiate a lower price, who knows .
Like the porsche i owned, it's safe to say that anyone would rather buy and build a car that already had the ims bearing retrofitted rather than one which wasn't. It's for peace of mind to know that those expensive potential repairs have already been addressed.
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Like I said. Stout car. Nothing to worry about.

Make sure you come back when you get that widebody.
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If you plan to get all those mods that'll be close to what the car is worth. I've exceeded what I bought the car for in mods and maintanance already haha.
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You are looking at a facelifted car, so the items of concern have already been addressed.
They are good reliable cars, with a massive fun factor.
Your budget will go to fuel and tyres.
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I put somewhere between 15k to 18k miles a year on the car. I'm owning it for almost 4 years now and has 110k mile on it.
Biggest repair cost so far was a new pinion shaft bearing for the differential, more so the time it took to replace it. it's not a common issue on a C63 I guess mine just had a bad preload on the bearing.


Tires and gas is the highest cost.
I spend about $1500 a year on tires. Two pairs for the rear and one pair for the front each year.
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