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Old 05-10-2019, 11:13 PM
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2016-2018 G65 depreciation/time to buy

Greetings,

Im strongly considering a 2016-2018 G65. Im hoping for some of the boards insight. Currently, we have a 15 G63. Previously owned a 08 G500 and a 09 G55. I love these trucks. Will keep the G63 for my wife.

i has a 02 CL65 and had to have the engine removed from the bay twice to replace rubber pieces. Is there a similar concern with the G65? My research suggested the current MBZ is a heavily modernized version of the one that was in Munich CL65. Should I be worried about the engine mid/long term?

It seems like the G65 is a relative value. Assuming I plan to drive the truck for at least 3-4 years, when do is the time to buy?

Appreciate any tips or thoughts the board is willing to offer.

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Mike

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It is a good time to buy a 2016-2018 G Wagon. Get a CPO vehicle and it should cover your three to four year planned ownership unless you drive an unusual amount of miles/year. If that is the case get an extended warranty. Good luck with your search.
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Thoughts on this certified?

https://www.mercedesofcalabasas.com/...edium=referral

16, certified, 6k miles, matte black, CA car... $133k w/ a $220k MSRP.

Im in Seattle, so matte may be a bad pick.

Does this seem like a good buy?
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https://www.mercedesofcalabasas.com/...edium=referral

’16, certified, 6k miles, matte black, CA car... $133k w/ a $220k MSRP.

I’m in Seattle, so matte may be a bad pick.

Does this seem like a good buy?
Nice price I think and super low mileage.

Here's a white 2017: https://www.mercedesoftucson.com/det...s/M1970870/CAM

You get the larger screen from the 17 model and I think the 65 looks superb in white especially with the polished version of those 21" wheels. Plus white stays clean longer
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That white is nice! The price is a bit more than I want to spend though (I justify the 65 as its at roughly the same price as a one year newer 63 at this point).
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Love the white one. It really pops. I think the 65's are going to become collectibles. No more 12's.
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I love the MBZ Tucson white too! But I cant justify paying that much to go to a 17, especially when I could save up to 20k going with a 63.

The matte black one at MBZ Calabasas fits almost all my requirements, but Im nervous about matte black in Seattle.

Does the 65 have more depreciation likely left? Am I safe to wait for a 16 in white or silver?

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I love the MBZ Tucson white too! But I can’t justify paying that much to go to a ‘17, especially when I could save up to 50k going with a 63.

The matte black one at MBZ Calabasas fits almost all my requirements, but I’m nervous about matte black in Seattle.

Does the 65 have more depreciation likely left? Am I safe to wait for a ‘16 in white or silver?
I'm sure it has more depreciation left - especially if it's anything like the other 65 series cars (S65, CL65, SL65)

Out of curiosity, what's wrong with matte black in Seattle aside from wanting something a bit brighter to brighten up the days? *sorry, can't help it*

I do think you should wait out for a color that you at least don't have any reservations against. Surely as we get closer to summer, more will show up.

Here's a silver '18: https://www.mercedesbenzsouthorlando...deebd7187a.htm
I forgot how good the silver G looks especially with those polished wheels. Seemed like almost all G's sold were silver early in 2002-2004!

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I'm sure it has more depreciation left - especially if it's anything like the other 65 series cars (S65, CL65, SL65)

Out of curiosity, what's wrong with matte black in Seattle aside from wanting something a bit brighter to brighten up the days? *sorry, can't help it*

I do think you should wait out for a color that you at least don't have any reservations against. Surely as we get closer to summer, more will show up.

Here's a silver '18: https://www.mercedesbenzsouthorlando...deebd7187a.htm
I forgot how good the silver G looks especially with those polished wheels. Seemed like almost all G's sold were silver early in 2002-2004!

Lol, maybe I do want a lighter color for the winter and dark days! I was looking, and silver seems less popular than it was; I too have a memory of every early G being either silver or black.

Joking aside, we have a lot of sap and road grime here along with a ton of rain. Plus, birds always target my cars.

I just figure its not realistic to think wed keep a matte car as clean as it needs to be.

Edit: whats a good target price on the 16 matte black? $128k?

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Lol, maybe I do want a lighter color for the winter and dark days! I was looking, and silver seems less popular than it was; I too have a memory of every early G being either silver or black.

Joking aside, we have a lot of sap and road grime here along with a ton of rain. Plus, birds always target my cars.

I just figure its not realistic to think wed keep a matte car as clean as it needs to be.

Edit: whats a good target price on the 16 matte black? $128k?
Not sure on a good target price, but I think $128k is fair and I'd try to negotiate in the max CPO warranty.

There's a G65 in the city that I see from time to time in my area, just saw it driving by yesterday. It definitely had presence especially with the very different V12 exhaust note!
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