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2008 is headed in, have eye on a 2015 G63 advice please
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Posted 6/12/2019 12:36 AM
sdw96
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Date registered: Mar 2012
Location: MA, USA
Vehicle(s): 08 G500, 10 RR HSE, 98 M3, 89 Grand Wagoneer
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2008 is headed in, have eye on a 2015 G63 advice please

The 2008 G500 is getting lots of spots of rust popping up and I think it's time to let it go before that becomes a bigger problem. 9 years and 100,000+ miles, it runs great but concerned about the body.

I have located a couple nice 2015 G63 low miles in my area and was blown away by the AMG differences engine and brakes. Not to mention it sounds amazing.

Anything specific to the 2015 and 2016 G63's I should be watching out for that have been a problem for others? Thanks

Sanford
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Posted 6/16/2019 10:17 AM
03-Gwagen
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RE: 2008 is headed in, have eye on a 2015 G63 advice please

I had a 2015 G63 and traded to 2018.

ZERO problems on either.

I only traded because trade in was so good. I think $6k for 3 model years and that included $5k in additional options.

The 63 is a different beast. After driving a 500, 550 for all those years, the 63 was so refreshing and still is.

I would search out a brand new 2018. At this point, it might be considered dead inventory and will discount heavily just to get rid of it.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/New+Cars/2018/Mercedes-Benz...




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Posted 7/9/2019 11:31 PM
otiswesty
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Re: 2008 is headed in, have eye on a 2015 G63 advice please

What year does the stoplight engine stop start function first begin in the G class?
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Posted 7/10/2019 5:21 AM
Luky
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Re: 2008 is headed in, have eye on a 2015 G63 advice please

Well I think You can´t use even 18 inch rims on the 2014+ G63 because of the size of brake rotors. So the choice of offroading tires is pretty limited. The car has also a massive front bumper with huge coolers inside and that limits the front approach angle quite much. The engine with twin turbos is also more complicated then the naturaly aspirated M273 in the 2008-2015 G500/G550. Also in my experience from the cars I have seen the AMG models are often driven harder then normal Gs (not talking about Workers/Greenlines) because people just want to enjoy the sound or travel at 200 km/h on the highway...
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