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Old 03-14-2019, 05:16 PM
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Will the w215 be a classic in the near future?

Hi all Iím been wondering if anyone else thinks the w215 will be a future classic coming on 20 years old and not seeing many on the roads, the 90s Mercedes couples have started to gain value and a following. Iím just interested as I love driving mine and there not worth a lot of money at the moment due to running cost but as cars become classic (more of a weekend thing) that doesnít bother people as much.
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Hi all Iím been wondering if anyone else thinks the w215 will be a future classic coming on 20 years old and not seeing many on the roads, the 90s Mercedes couples have started to gain value and a following. Iím just interested as I love driving mine and there not worth a lot of money at the moment due to running cost but as cars become classic (more of a weekend thing) that doesnít bother people as much.
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I think so. I was tared and feathered for expressing that belief. The run on the W215 model was very low compared to the four door version. In addition, the TTV12 was made in an even smaller quantity.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:00 AM
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The w215 is still depreciating . When I got my first one in 2014 they were $10k cars now you can find them under $5k. The 1990s cars havenít gone up in value the 1980s w126 coupe have started in the past 2 years but thatís because of the interest in all german cars of that era like Porsche and bmw. M3 and m6 were first to go up way before amg S class coupes

the w215 cl65 might have some collector value in 20 years but they are still depreciating now . Considering a w215 costs $1-3k yearly just to maintain , you wonít be making any money on these cars by holding on
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:17 AM
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I think the days of high running cost have gone for the w215 as there are plenty of second hand parts avalable now , just self serviced my car with good quality parts for £65 (euro car parts 45% off atm) oil,oil filter and air filters. Same goes for the suspension parts are £200 a Conor now rather than the thousands it used to cost. I do agree however there isnít much money to be made by keeping hold of them but I do feel they will be a rare and cool looking car in the future coupe car always seam to get that extra price tag asa classic.
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Not for quite some time and maybe never. The only hope is there is some aftermarket interest in modifying the platform but these cars do not fit the mold of what would interest the next generation. They are too heavy, too complicated, and viewed as an old mans car. There is not a whole lot of excitement with these other than being a great hwy cruiser.
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The w215 is still depreciating . When I got my first one in 2014 they were $10k cars now you can find them under $5k. The 1990s cars havenít gone up in value the 1980s w126 coupe have started in the past 2 years but thatís because of the interest in all german cars of that era like Porsche and bmw. M3 and m6 were first to go up way before amg S class coupes

the w215 cl65 might have some collector value in 20 years but they are still depreciating now . Considering a w215 costs $1-3k yearly just to maintain , you wonít be making any money on these cars by holding on
I don't know about the CL500 but a CL600 for 5K is mission impossible. Also I am talking about 2003 and later. Also if you are talking about "High mileage" 150k + then that may be a different story
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I paid $6000 for a 2003 under 109k miles, my bitrurbo cl600 two years ago and have seen them under $5000 recently
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In what State of the US of A ?? I like to find a black 2003 or newer CL500 in the US$5000 price range
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