Notices
W212 AMG Discuss the W212 AMG's such as the E63
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

is it time to sell the wagon?!

 
Old 03-23-2016, 06:32 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 484
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
e63 p30 estate
is it time to sell the wagon?!

So, i've only had this '12 white over black for 4MO, and it is every bit as lovely piece of machine as I'd imagine (wanted it for years now, took me about 10MO to find the car, shipped it across the country, ad nausea). it's has the perfect options (for me), and it only has 35k mi, still under warranty.

but... my toddlers are BEASTS, and i'm afraid of having them sit in the car for too long. i'm afraid of them making messes (even with the seat protectors), i hate it when they "Accidentally" step on the leather, i hate having the car seats strapped into the back. basically, i love wagons, but i hate hauling kids in them, especially this one.

also, the ride is killing me.

SWMBO has offered the suggestion: get a convertible (i swapped a 997 cabrio for this), sell the wagon, get a 3-row beater. and it really makes sense, but.. GDAMNIT it took me so long to get this and I wanted it for 3 years. so torn.
thoughts?

tl;dr: i love the new-to-me wagon but my kids are dirty animals. i can't divorce, what to do?

the thing:
is it time to sell the wagon?!-img_3908_zpsssvpclbs.jpg
TonyC is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 07:13 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
HPMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 340
Received 17 Likes on 14 Posts
2014 E63 S
My $0.02 for what is worth, keep the car, let the kids do what they will, and don't stress about it. That's what I do with mine.
HPMan is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 08:48 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
kart125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 900
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
2008 Saab 93 TurboX SC (BSR stage 1)/2014 E63 S Wagon (Rebellion Tuned/Renntech Sport Mufflers)
Originally Posted by HPMan View Post
My $0.02 for what is worth, keep the car, let the kids do what they will, and don't stress about it. That's what I do with mine.
What he said... I have 3 kids and felt the same initially, but now it does not bother me. I wipe the grime off the backseat and seatback once in a while and everything is fine. The leather is quite resistant and can take a beating. We are lucky to be able to afford these kid haulers!
kart125 is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 08:49 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Zion
Posts: 721
Received 13 Likes on 13 Posts
W212 E550 4M P2
Keep the wagon and kids:
* Crumbs can be vacuumed
* Dirt can be wiped-up

It's just a car. It's going to get door dings, scratches and the miles will add-up. Kids are going to spill $h1t not to mention maybe you, too. Regardless of what you do, it's going to depreciate. Enjoy the ride!
Johnny Rad is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 10:09 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
HPMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 340
Received 17 Likes on 14 Posts
2014 E63 S
Originally Posted by Johnny Rad View Post
Regardless of what you do, it's going to depreciate. Enjoy the ride!


+1. The beauty or detriment of cars (depending upon perspective) is that a $20k car and a $120k car are both worth the same after 10 years -- namely nil. If you thing that babying the back seat will increase market value a penny versus letting your kids do what they will, you are mistaken.


Relax and enjoy the ride!
HPMan is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 11:37 PM
  #6  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2016 AMG S65, AMG GL63, 2012 AMG E63 With AMS Alpha 9 Package, Renntech 200 Catted Downpipes.
My suggestion.

1: Do not let the kids eat in the car.
2: No matter what car you want to replace the AMG with, it'll get dirty one way or another.
3: Have some upholstery cleaner handly in your trunk if the kids are really that bad.

Like what other members have already said. Dirty back seat area should be easy to clean, unless you have some mustard and ketchup in the backseat to mat with their hotdogs while you are racing another driver, it should not big of deal.

Good luck.
Davidkuo0330 is offline  
Old 03-23-2016, 11:49 PM
  #7  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
PeterUbers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,731
Likes: 0
Received 499 Likes on 419 Posts
2014 E63S, 2014 Acura MDX, 2008 Infiniti G35x
My three kids destroy my 63 and I don't care.... My detail place keeps it perfect looking


Love those kids!
PeterUbers is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 12:41 AM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 197
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2006 SLK55, 2014 E63 Wagon
Like many others, I have 3 kids as well. I usually don't allow food unless we're taking a road trip. I just enjoy the car and know that some wear and tear is expected for a well loved and used vehicle. No sense in preserving it for the next owner.

Sounds like you found just what you wanted...I'd keep it and let the dirty back seat remind you that you're a good Dad!
cadeca is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 12:41 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
2012 CCB E63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 352
Received 25 Likes on 23 Posts
2012 E63
I used a full back seat protector,
http://smile.amazon.com/Seat-Cover-C.../dp/B00JX2Z5QK
with an additional seat protector http://smile.amazon.com/Prince-Lionh.../dp/B0001WAO9O


2012 CCB E63 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
TonyC (03-24-2016)
Old 03-24-2016, 03:05 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 484
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
e63 p30 estate
^ LOL at that full backseat protector for DOGS! I'm definitely checking that ASAP.

I always says the kids are barely smarter than the dogs. Appreciate everyone's feedback. Looks like the forum is full of parents and I just need to CHILL THE F out and order a quaife or something.
TonyC is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 03:19 PM
  #11  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,437
Received 42 Likes on 39 Posts
FF. W212 E63 M156 non-pano 18" P2 ParkT NightV (gone but will be missed).
Source one of those clear vinyl seat protectors as found in the backseats of taxis in asian countries. Or take it to have it retrofitted like the backseats of those Police Interceptors.
otakki is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by otakki:
beegee227 (04-12-2016), TonyC (03-24-2016)
Old 03-24-2016, 03:26 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 484
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
e63 p30 estate
^ also GENIUS,

I was in a new GLC in Chengdu last year, and the owner had full quilted covers on ALL her seats AND carpets; most of the sections were seamless. Then she offered to produce them for any MB. I can profit from these covers, which would compensate for the depreciation my runts are causing.
TonyC is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 03:39 PM
  #13  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
gaspam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: miami / delray beach
Posts: 2,841
Received 184 Likes on 145 Posts
2014 E63s amg 4matic, 2009 C63, 2006 E55 AMG , 2001.5 AUDI S4 stg 3+ w/meth
if married, make you wife's car be the kid seat car.....

if not married.... dont ever get married (see below)

is it time to sell the wagon?!-image1_zps1curs2qu.jpg

Last edited by gaspam; 03-24-2016 at 03:44 PM.
gaspam is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 03:47 PM
  #14  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2016 AMG S65, AMG GL63, 2012 AMG E63 With AMS Alpha 9 Package, Renntech 200 Catted Downpipes.
Lol. I think it's too late for most of us on here.

Originally Posted by gaspam View Post
if married, make you wife's car be the kid seat car.....

if not married.... dont ever get married (see below)

Davidkuo0330 is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 05:15 PM
  #15  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
kponti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,922
Received 94 Likes on 85 Posts
E55
Originally Posted by gaspam View Post
if married, make you wife's car be the kid seat car.....

if not married.... dont ever get married (see below)

LOLOLOLOL
kponti is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 06:44 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 484
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
e63 p30 estate
^ still get to do all those things except the cute skinny "girls" is now just .. cute skinny "girl". and instead of dating women half your age you hang out with people 1/10 your age and teach them how to ride 49cc motorcycles while making the cute skinny "girl" very, very f'ing nervous.

it's all perspective.

- signed, a guy with a case of elijah craig 12 in the pantry who doesn't like dirty rear seats.
TonyC is offline  
Old 03-24-2016, 09:50 PM
  #17  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Athens, GA USA
Posts: 1,018
Likes: 0
Received 33 Likes on 32 Posts
2011 E63, 2011 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 v8, 2013 GMC Denali XL, 1965 Ford Mustang, 2005 Merc. E500
Enjoy the ride along with the kids. One day you will wish you had those kids making the mess in the Merc. wagon. The car is just a thing. My wife cried when we traded in our 1996 Chevy Suburban SLT after 16 years of transporting the kids to soccer, tennis, football, cheerleading, and the family vacations. It was sooo many wonderful memories. So enjoy every minute of this time in your life and don't stress over a mess in the car, it will clean up.

Last edited by homeofstone; 03-24-2016 at 10:59 PM.
homeofstone is offline  
Old 03-25-2016, 12:51 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 484
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
e63 p30 estate
I hope to make it to see my kids at 35 like you, though the way I'm going these days, I'll probably be dead before Robin William's age.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts. It's so lovely to see everyone's thoughts on machinery vs. parenting.
TonyC is offline  
Old 03-25-2016, 03:57 PM
  #19  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2016 AMG S65, AMG GL63, 2012 AMG E63 With AMS Alpha 9 Package, Renntech 200 Catted Downpipes.
On a side note. If you dislike the orange side markers on your E63. You should swap them out for a blackout or clear side markers like I did to mine.


Davidkuo0330 is offline  
Old 03-25-2016, 04:01 PM
  #20  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2016 AMG S65, AMG GL63, 2012 AMG E63 With AMS Alpha 9 Package, Renntech 200 Catted Downpipes.



Originally Posted by gaspam View Post
if married, make you wife's car be the kid seat car.....

if not married.... dont ever get married (see below)

Davidkuo0330 is offline  
Old 03-25-2016, 04:22 PM
  #21  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
gaspam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: miami / delray beach
Posts: 2,841
Received 184 Likes on 145 Posts
2014 E63s amg 4matic, 2009 C63, 2006 E55 AMG , 2001.5 AUDI S4 stg 3+ w/meth
^ LMAO!!!
gaspam is offline  
Old 03-25-2016, 04:28 PM
  #22  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 484
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
e63 p30 estate
Originally Posted by Davidkuo0330 View Post
If you dislike the orange side markers on your E63..
doesn't bother me. cuz, you know, kids can't leave crumbs on it and make it all nasty.
TonyC is offline  
Old 03-25-2016, 04:52 PM
  #23  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
2016 AMG S65, AMG GL63, 2012 AMG E63 With AMS Alpha 9 Package, Renntech 200 Catted Downpipes.


Originally Posted by TonyC View Post
doesn't bother me. cuz, you know, kids can't leave crumbs on it and make it all nasty.
Davidkuo0330 is offline  
Old 03-25-2016, 05:35 PM
  #24  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
PeterUbers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,731
Likes: 0
Received 499 Likes on 419 Posts
2014 E63S, 2014 Acura MDX, 2008 Infiniti G35x
This is a great and much needed thread.... We all have waaaay more in common than just this amg!!
PeterUbers is offline  
Old 03-29-2016, 02:48 PM
  #25  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 19
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
2012 Mercedes e63 PP, 2012 Porsche Cayenne S
Did you get the Regular or the X-Large? Fits good? I have grey interior too.
Vinmar9 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: is it time to sell the wagon?!


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: