I’m Buying This Mercedes


rev your engines, today I’m gonna talk
about a Mercedes that I would actually drive now
just to be truthful I know everybody’s gonna say I’m a hypocrite now cuz I’m
always saying why shouldn’t buy a Mercedes well guess what
Scotty drives Mercedes all the time it’s after I fix them yes
they’re fun to drive around I’m not arguing that but I’d rather be on the end
where I fix the cars get paid a lot of money and then drive them around I
certainly wouldn’t want to be the one paying to have my Mercedes fixed so yes
I’d Drive them all the time but it’s Road testing to see if anything else is
wrong with them and since the modern ones break down a lot when they get a
little bit older I’ve got a lot of them around now the Mercedes that I’d like to
be driving around is it 2019 mercedes-amg GT 63s and to understand
why you need to know a little about AMG and Mercedes original AMG was a company
that modified Mercedes to make them go fast now AMG was originally a
high-performance company the modified mercedes-benz for people that wanted him
faster handling better in 1999 Daimler Chrysler took a controlling interest in
AMG and then in 2005 they became the whole owners of it I got some mercedes
figured hey if these guys are gonna soup up our cars why are they making all the
profit we’ll just buy the company and then we’ll take all the problem
ourselves so now that AMG model Mercedes are generally the highest horsepower
best handling of each particular class they make various ones now the AMG
company is not technically called mercedes-amg GmbH yeah another mouthful
hey the Germans had great ideas for their tanks tiger
Panther leopard why are they naming these companies and stupids names
I guess the Germans have lost their imagination with these things they’re
great cars to drive around and but what a stupid name now if you’re gonna buy
the fancy version with all the bells and whistles you’re gonna
one hundred and eighty nine thousand dollars not to me that’s kind of absurd
because that’s about three times when I paid for my whole house and lot here in
downtown Houston now since AMG started out designing
testing racing engines then they moved on to and starring them and modifying
mercedes-benz cars to make them better they know what they’re doing it comes to
speed but I went to a Formula One race years ago talked to the Mercedes guys
and they said well for the cars that they ran that year it was cost of about
five hundred million dollars so money is no object with these people but if it is
for you there’s a range of AMG cars now they all have various modifications like
polished heads fancy wheels fancy suspension systems and lately they’ve
been going more into suspension because originally people said hey they’re great
straight line cars a lot of power but they don’t have a handling of a car that
has that kind of power they’ve gone into that and make them handle a lot better
than they originally did you just start with their bottom line AMG the e53 it’s
only about seventy four thousand dollars and then let’s say you want to go
mid-priced with an AMG Mercedes you can get a GT 53 for about a hundred thousand
clams pretty high-tech it’s got a six-cylinder engine that’s turbocharged
an old fashioned inline six and it has a and it
puts out a total of 429 horsepower all you can get a CLS 53 variant that’s 20
grand less it still has the 429 horsepower save yourself 20 grand on that one they
take engineering to the highest degree as for is it a wise investment well no of
course not but yes they’re fun to drive I love driving them when I’m done fixing
them when someone else is paying me to drive their car around and I find the
technology fascinating they really went in design engines and transmissions that
can really fly and lately the past few years they’ve really upgraded the
handling and suspension so there are always look serious vehicles for riding
around in but they didn’t handle quite as well as the
competitors now they got a lot better handling than they used to have I’m sure
you’re paying for it there’s no arguing that 189 thousand dollars for a car just
know that their resale values just like other Mercedes Benzes they drop like
stones as they age that’s just the way those things are and generally anybody
who buys one is beating the heck out of it it’s kind of like what I always tell
people they say oh I want to buy a challenger with a Hellcat engine I can’t
afford a new one something about used one and I say you might rethink the
whole deal of it because the guys who buy them generally they’re doing
burnouts they’re often very worn out by the time you get them I’ve had customers
who bought used AMG and after a couple years of driving them tens of thousands
of dollars having repairs gone they said well I got that out of my system I’ll
never buy another one of those things they are really fun to drive and hey
scotty here is all waiting to fix it when it breaks down, so if you never want to
miss another one of my new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell

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