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Old 03-04-2012, 06:07 PM
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I have a chance to get a 2006 SL55 with Performance Package (030). 18k miles, fresh tires, one (female) owner. Car is flawless. Any advice on fair price?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by steven0401 View Post
I have a chance to get a 2006 SL55 with Performance Package (030). 18k miles, fresh tires, one (female) owner. Car is flawless. Any advice on fair price?
My best guess would be around 40K, much as it pains me to say...and that may be a bit high.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:43 AM
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I'd pay over 40k for it- the 030 , one owner and LOW miles cant be beat. Most 06's are around 40-50k mileage.
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If a 2006 SL55 with 18K miles in excellent mechanical/cosmetic condition ran at the dealer auction, it would sell for about $40K give or take $1K.

So you can expect it to retail for at least $44,900, probably more as far as asking price ($47,900 or $49,900 would be my guess at dealer asking price)

If the car passes a PPI and is original paint/panels, it's worth grabbing at anything under $42K. That's wholesale, because a $40K car at Manheim has $1K worth of fees.

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I just bought a 2006 with 030 and 7k miles and I paid way over $40k but I feel like I got a great car for the money. The MSRP on my car was $160k.
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Just bought it at $40k. 18k miles. All original panels, paint, everything. One owner. All records, orig sticker. Performance Package, Ventilated Seats, Xenon headlights, 19" Wheels, and Keyless Go. Pewter/charcoal. Original MSRP $146,095.

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Old 03-05-2012, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by steven0401 View Post
Just bought it at $40k. 18k miles. All original panels, paint, everything. One owner. All records, orig sticker. Performance Package, Ventilated Seats, Xenon headlights, 19" Wheels, and Keyless Go. Pewter/charcoal. Original MSRP $146,095.

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I'd say the car was well bought/fairly priced...can't speak to a warranty. Just curious: Was it a dealer, or a private seller?
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:06 AM
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Private deal.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:00 PM
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Private deal.
That is a great deal. I was just lookin at a 05 sl55 with the P30 and 36k miles. Lets see some pics. Congrats
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:33 PM
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Private deal.
I assumed so...congrats on your new toy...Your face will hurt from the stupid grin you'll have on your face every time you drop the hammer...
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Originally Posted by steven0401 View Post
Just bought it at $40k. 18k miles. All original panels, paint, everything. One owner. All records, orig sticker. Performance Package, Ventilated Seats, Xenon headlights, 19" Wheels, and Keyless Go. Pewter/charcoal. Original MSRP $146,095.

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$40k is a good deal. Part of the reason you got a good deal is because of the color (Pewter). It's just not as popular as black, silver, or even blue.
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$40k is a good deal. Part of the reason you got a good deal is because of the color (Pewter). It's just not as popular as black, silver, or even blue.
I have pewter silver metallic on my 04 SL55 and think it is gorgeous, but it does not seem to be as popular for certain. In July of 08 I purchased my car (pano roof with 21K miles) for 44K. I continue to be disappointed in the depreciation these car have as a seller, but as a buyer what an amazing car for the money...I've been considering a 65 but I understand that those cars have higher/different maintenance needs even beyond the 55....bespoke rotors, etc...
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Originally Posted by AMGSport View Post
I have pewter silver metallic on my 04 SL55 and think it is gorgeous, but it does not seem to be as popular for certain. In July of 08 I purchased my car (pano roof with 21K miles) for 44K. I continue to be disappointed in the depreciation these car have as a seller, but as a buyer what an amazing car for the money...I've been considering a 65 but I understand that those cars have higher/different maintenance needs even beyond the 55....bespoke rotors, etc...
I'm not hating on the color, but I have noticed that pewter SL's are slower to move then the others.

As for depreciation in general, there used to be a joke in the car business: "What's the best way to turn $120k into $40k? Answer: Buy a Mercedes and wait 4 years." These cars will never hold their value, but I'd rather pay $40k-ish for an SL and sell it later for $18k then pay $120k new and sell it for $40k. The biggest depreciation hit has already taken place.
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