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Old 02-23-2019, 11:48 AM
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2014 S63 AMG Purchase (Need some guidance)

Hi forums,

MB guy for life and currently just test drove using the Mercedes Benz Collection program in the Philadelphia area.

Cars I drove:
2019 - E400
2018 - GLS 550
2018 - AMG C43
2018 - G550 (G-wagon)
2018 - AMG GLE 63S
2018 - S560
2019 - AMG E63S

I ultimately want to be in a S- Class (560 preferred) however looking at prices of the 2014 S63 I think I want to end up here.

Few quick questions and go easy on me if they are somewhere on the forums, I read them and got some great info. I have a few more questions:

1. What would be your major concern buying a 2014 S63 at 55000 miles?
2. What gotchas did you learn after purchasing your S63 AMG (years 14-17)?
3. What, if anything, fails first and could cost some money to repair?
4. What is a fair price low and high point for a 2014 S63 AMG?

The other thing is I am 145 miles or so from one I found that looks great.

Thanks MBWorld forums for your input.
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I suggest you read up on this. FYI, the 2014 S63 has the same engine, transmission and things to watch out for as the W212 E63s.

https://mbworld.org/forums/w212-amg/...63-4matic.html

Be sure the inner tires are not worn out as well as the brake pads.

A must, get the extended warranty for that car and be sure itís a CPO car. No carfax accident on the report.

Good luck.

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The link above is a GREAT tool for sure and very well written. I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but I don't care how handy you are, how much homework you do, how pristine the car is that you're looking at, how you love to work on cars, etc.......buy a 63 that is a MB CPO'd car that has a warranty. I can't express this enough. I had mine 4 days and the headlight lens got a massive amt of moisture in it- that was 4500 alone. Its been in for a small coolant leak as well, a TCU upgrade, the horn went out, etc. All of it was covered under my MB warranty. This is my 3rd AMG in the past 7 yrs and I can't even begin to tell you the amount of $$$ my dealer has invoiced AMG for. I'd never, ever, own one of these a day out of warranty.

That being said, I love my car. Its the nicest car I've ever owned and have zero regrets purchasing it- even fully ware of the depreciation I'm going to eat in 2 yrs when I sell it (just before the warranty expires). I spend a lot of time in my car, I'm 6'7" and a car enthusiast so the cost to me is completely justifiable .
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2014 is the first year they came out. As a rule of thumb, its better to avoid first year cars since they haven't been debugged yet. Even with a CPO warranty, I would look at 2015s and newer.
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OMG, if you like the S63 you will NOT be disappointed by buying one, as long as you have a dealer or indie check it out first! JUST DO IT. You will be SO HAPPY. I'm a diehard BMW guy but on my 3rd S63. I plan to keep this forever. I love having the large back seat when friends come in the car. The adore this car as do I. The only other car I would have gotten is the 2019 E63S but the rear back seat is pretty small.


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Originally Posted by Busa196 View Post
The link above is a GREAT tool for sure and very well written. I'm going to sound like a broken record here, but I don't care how handy you are, how much homework you do, how pristine the car is that you're looking at, how you love to work on cars, etc.......buy a 63 that is a MB CPO'd car that has a warranty. I can't express this enough. I had mine 4 days and the headlight lens got a massive amt of moisture in it- that was 4500 alone. Its been in for a small coolant leak as well, a TCU upgrade, the horn went out, etc. All of it was covered under my MB warranty. This is my 3rd AMG in the past 7 yrs and I can't even begin to tell you the amount of $$$ my dealer has invoiced AMG for. I'd never, ever, own one of these a day out of warranty.

That being said, I love my car. Its the nicest car I've ever owned and have zero regrets purchasing it- even fully ware of the depreciation I'm going to eat in 2 yrs when I sell it (just before the warranty expires). I spend a lot of time in my car, I'm 6'7" and a car enthusiast so the cost to me is completely justifiable .
So true, do not buy or own a AMG out of warranty.

Question Busa196. Youíve mentioned that your headlights had moisture inside the headlight lens, am I correct? Would you migh PM with your service invoice that the dealer replaced it under warranty because of the moisture inside the lens, please. My dealer said itís normal which I find it really hard to believe because it obstructs the headlight output when the headlight are on.

I would really appreciate it.

Thanks again.

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2014 is the first year they came out. As a rule of thumb, its better to avoid first year cars since they haven't been debugged yet. Even with a CPO warranty, I would look at 2015s and newer.
I believe the W222 S63 with the 5.5 biturbo engines came out in 2013 and the W212 with the same engine came out from 2012-2013 in RWD and 2014-2016 was AWD.
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I just bought a 2014 s63 AMG and all I can say is great car ,I’m at 38 k miles and it’s a unbelievable ride, don’t get the s550 ,the growl on this beast is one of 3 great features , the looks and interior will impress yea , the tech on the car is also great. I did get mine certified and a 2 yr additional for 3500 so like having a new car if something breaks , I totally agree get a certified one. I’m in Philadelphia area also. Good luck with hunt
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I own a 2014 S63 and love it - has the upgraded 3D audio system and a bunch of extras. It was CPO'd and when that warranty ran out last month I bought an extended (2 year) for a great price from Cassandra Castro in Milwaukee. Even if you don't need the warranty during the 2 years the peace of mind is worth it alone - leaves you free to enjoy the car. Wouldn't drive an S63 without a warranty and also definitely check the brakes before you buy - they are an arm and a leg to replace rotors and pads (think $7k+).
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Hey all, thanks for the info. The car I found sold in about 1.5 days. Onto the next S63, and looking at the 2015 models.

Anyone have any dealerships to check.

I always will buy a CPO and sounds like a extended warranty is definitely something to get.
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Hey all, thanks for the info. The car I found sold in about 1.5 days. Onto the next S63, and looking at the 2015 models.

Anyone have any dealerships to check.

I always will buy a CPO and sounds like a extended warranty is definitely something to get.
I found mine through MBUSA tool assuming youíre in the US of course ...

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/cpo/inventory
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