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Old 05-31-2021, 02:47 PM
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You guys should hear some of the car stories they’ve told me over the last several months....My salesperson has been at RBM Atlanta (one of Atlanta’s oldest) MB dealers since the early 1980s....he said he has NEVER seen anything like this. He told me in early May that they wouldn’t fill anymore 2021 orders, they’re all pushed to ‘22 models. The combination of the chip shortages, COVID delays and then the demand still being sky high for luxury and performance cars has made it unprecedented. He said it’s so bad that they’re trying to figure out how to keep people from buying and flipping cars online....models like the GLS suv and the G Wagons. During my shopping, MB Atlanta NE told me they had an 18 month, over 20 person long waiting list for a new G Wagon.

RBM had a G550 in their showroom. They scotch taped an 8&1/2 x 11 white piece of copy paper to the passenger side window that said “MSRP +30,000 market adjustment” 30K!!! That’s insane! They sold it. Incredible.

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My main worry on this pricing bubble is that the dealers will "get a taste" for the inflated profits and then manipulate inventory after this shortage is over to keep their prices above sticker....it may not be a real worry however human nature in car sales can just as easily go the way of real estate and other markets where games are played.
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RBM had a G550 in their showroom. They scotch taped an 8&1/2 x 11 white piece of copy paper to the passenger side window that said “MSRP +30,000 market adjustment” 30K!!! That’s insane! They sold it. Incredible.
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Even at sticker price G550s (and predecessors) have always seemed heavily over-priced to me.
The price differential between the E53 & E63 falls into the same 'over-priced' category.
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I like blue cars… but a blue Merc?

With that beige leather, oh yes!
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Even at sticker price G550s (and predecessors) have always seemed heavily over-priced to me.
The price differential between the E53 & E63 falls into the same 'over-priced' category.
Glenn - I've really never understood the G Wagon obsession....yeah they look kind of cool and all, but for what you get vs. the price/gas mileage, just doesn't compute with me. Maybe it's different in Europe or elsewhere, but down here in a city like Atlanta, it's purely 100% status symbol and nothing else. As for the 53 vs. 63s, that's the primary reason I went with the 53.....everything is identical except for the hand built V8 engine of course...which is a big deal. That being said, I just don't know what I would do with over 600 HP pulling up in the carpool line to pick up my 10 year old. I figured the E 53 would be plenty.

Bart - The 63s is beautiful, I spent a good 15 minutes sitting in the driver's seat. The beige interior is awesome on that blue color.

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One car they may be having a tough time selling is this new 2020 E 63 AMG in a special order Mauritius Blue color, black AMG wheels and CC Brakes. If you like blue cars, this one sure is purty:























All can be yours for a low low price of $143,000. Not quite as fast as Ivan's Huracan Evo, but with this one you can haul both ass and stuff!


I think a Blue Mercedes would be a nice add to our Silver Porsche and Red Mustang! $143k would eat into the audio upgrade budget though. Hmmmm.
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I think a Blue Mercedes would be a nice add to our Silver Porsche and Red Mustang! $143k would eat into the audio upgrade budget though. Hmmmm.
Tom - Ha! Yes it would! I wonder what Kind of $$$ they would be willing to do on that? I know for a fact it's been on their showroom floor since at least last January. I think my salesperson said it was a custom special order that fell through at the last minute. They also had a custom "Tiffany blue" E 63s station wagon on the floor next to it for awhile but that sold almost immediately. Unreal.

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I read this article awhile ago and found it pretty interesting.

80% of cars are white, grey, or black. Next is blue, then red.

http://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/09/22/m...heres-why.html

I think deep, rich colors can look great on smaller cars
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Congrats on the new E53 AMG. Sure you will enjoy it. I just recently took delivery of a 21 AMG E Wagon. Ordered end of December for Mid March production and delivered first week of May. Great daily driver and very much an under the radar car. The new MBUX system in E series is great once you get the hang of it. Mine is graphite grey with night package. Hopefully yours will be on a boat soon
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Oh and the engine is not too bad either
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For reference, my fun cars are a 911R, 991 Speedster, 16M and 458SA. GT Silver, Porsche Racing Green, Rosso Scuderia , Nero Daytona. I have 812 GTS is historical Green being built
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