Wednesday always seems like a good day to plunk those magic letters “w-a-g-o-n” into Craigslist to see what’s out there. Today that search term has returned an interesting and rare beast of a longroof. The car above is a 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon. Between 2007 and 2009, just 166 were sold in the States, according to the seller. This specific color combination of the exterior and interior is apparently one of… one.
When new, the base MSRP was just under $90,000. This isn’t a vehicle that suffers too greatly from depreciation either, as the amount of units in the market is low. So why is the seller asking just $24,000 for this one?
Because it has 162,500 miles on its odometer.
It’s reportedly in excellent shape and wears nearly new Michelin tires. There have been no aftermarket modifications, the engine runs strong, and the transmission shifts well. Those are promising things to read. But the lingering thought of any mechanical work conjures up colossal bills totaling more than the amount being asked of the car in the first place.
I don’t have $24,000 to gamble with on a car like this, and I don’t have the technical know-how to DIY an otherwise costly dealer fix. Are any of you souls out there brave enough for an endeavor like this one, or is the idea of something going wrong too daunting?