Fast wagons are perhaps one of the most cultish of vehicle genres to date. There are those like me who have disdain for most SUVs and realize there are alternatives to moving your stuff around. As a single person without children, minivans are overkill for my demographic. It was Jeremy Clarkson who was quoted as saying a minivan signals to the world that “I’ve done my breeding. I’ve served my biological purpose, and now I’m waiting to die.” So ruling out a small van, where is one to turn for their hauling needs? How about Mercedes-Benz? Unlike Audi, Mercedes-Benz has not given up on a segment in the US market which it began to popularize decades ago. There are still loyal fans of the five-door variant of the E-class, now on its sixth generation if you count the W123 T-modell which started it all. Luckily, Mercedes-Benz has been kind enough to bring AMG tuned variants to a market with otherwise vanilla tastes when it comes to family cars. Today we’ll look at two very similar looking but different beasts, the E55 AMG and E63 AMG estates, both wearing the same shade of Graphite Gray Metallic for sale for sale from the same dealer outside of Philadelphia.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Estate on eBay
Model: E55 AMG Estate
Engine: 5.5 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 112,324 mi
Price: $20,990 Buy It Now
2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 5.5L AMG
*** 2005 MERCEDES E55 AMG WAGON *** CLEAN CARFAX REPORT *** NAVIGATION *** 5.5 LITER SUPERCHARGED V8 ENGINE *** 3RD ROW SEATING *** 18 INCH AMG WHEELS *** LEATHER INTERIOR *** HEATED AND AIR COOLED SEATS *** CD PLAYER *** HARMAN KARDON SOUND SYSTEM *** POWER SUNROOF *** POWER LOCKS *** KEYLESS ENTRY *** POWER SEATS ***
Both of the descriptions from the seller here leave a lot to be desired, especially whether records are available. Service history is key to any used car, but especially in the case of a high performance vehicle. Much more detail would be needed here. The price is about on par for what you would expect to pay for an E55 AMG Estate with this kind of mileage, barring no significant issues are lurking. Have a thorough PPI conducted, bargain a little bit and you could give the kids a smile on their way to football practice.
If you want something a little bit newer and normally aspirated, here’s a 2007 E63 AMG Estate with about half the mileage that we saw on the E55 AMG Estate above.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate on eBay
Model: E63 AMG Estate
Engine: 6.3 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 53,488 mi
Price: $37,500 Buy It Now
2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 6.3L AMG
*** 2007 MERCEDES E63 AMG WAGON *** CLEAN CARFAX REPORT *** 3RD ROW SEATING *** NAVIGATION *** KEYLESS PUSH START *** LEATHER AND SUEDE INTERIOR *** HEATED AND AIR COOLED SEATS *** XENON LIGHTS *** CD PLAYER *** SATELLITE RADIO *** HARMAN KARDON SOUND SYSTEM *** POWER SUNROOF *** POWER LOCKS *** KEYLESS ENTRY *** POWER SEATS ***
Which one of these is my favorite? Without a doubt, I would choose the E55 AMG. Having owned a supercharged MINI Cooper S for years, there’s something about the whine from a blower that I love, no matter what kind of engine it is strapped to. Heck, I would supercharge my toilet if I could. That being said, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at either of these two fast wagons. It’s hard to find cars that are unique in this day and age, as safety, emissions and cost cutting rule the day. These AMG haulers will help you stand out.