So You Think You Can Afford America’s Cheapest Mercedes E63 AMG?

Buying America’s cheapest Mercedes E63 AMG wagon is not a risk-free enterprise. As a matter of fact, it’s the sort of decision that’ll bring your bank manager to tears.

Even so, buying cheap exotic cars is Hoovies Garage’s thing, and Tyler Hoover couldn’t help himself from getting a 2007 E63 AMG for $13,000. The car was definitely cheap, but that’s because it had already covered 204,000 miles (328,000 km).

He would later uncover other reasons for the car’s affordable price. For example, simply driving the car home from the seller ended up costing $1,100. No, it wasn’t the fuel bill; the gateway computer failed, leaving him stranded on the road 200 miles from home, so that was the price for the replacement part.

Also Watch: What’s A Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon Like As A Daily Driver?

That was just the beginning. When Hoover took the car to another repair shop, he wanted to demonstrate to the mechanic that the traction control wasn’t working by doing a donut in the car park. That turned out to be a poor decision, as it led to the loss of power steering and a check engine error. Yep, attempting burnouts and donuts in this generation of the E63 AMG has been known to cause such problems…

Obviously, the mechanic found more issues, including minor things such as a brake stop switch and ball joint, as well as more expensive items including a leaky upper oil pan and badly worn brakes.

At the end, the total bill to sort the cheapest E63 AMG wagon was $3,750. Factor in the earlier $1,100 repair, and you’re looking at a $4,850 welcome-into-the-world-of-E63-AMG nightmare ownership. Not the best way to start a relationship, if you ask us.


  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

    I have told people time after time Mercedes-Benz is garbage.

    • Matt

      And you’d be wrong. You think no Ford component has ever failed? PowerShift *cough*

      • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

        My point has been proven from the vid, bud.

        • Matt

          But a neglected, high-mileage and cheap example isn’t exactly definitive ‘proof’, now is it? This car may have been thrashed within an inch of its life before Hoovie got it. This generation E-Class wasn’t the best they’ve made to be fair, but my point is you’re taking this extreme example of an abused car and calling the entire brand ‘garbage’.

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        Ignore this fool.

  • Mr. Big

    Hoovie thrives on POS cars… if all the cars he buys are perfect it’ll make for a boring YouTube channel. When he fails, he succeeds.

  • Bo Hanan

    The commentators voice makes me want to slash my own throat- twice.

  • Hot Twink

    The biggest catastrophe is the shoes he’s wearing with those jeans.

  • Bash

    Its that white SL in the back that I want to see more of.

    • pcurve

      i know right? I love the earlier year model with gray body cladding. so pretty

  • Harry_Wild

    Love the green color!

  • Dingbats

    AMG = All Money Gone

    I should know …


  • Kagan

    First it is just the engine second it is not hand built just hand mounted with tools!

    • Matt

      They are hand-built…with tools. That’s what ‘hand-built’ means.

  • Kagan

    I agree with you about Mercedes should just be the best otherwise why buy them!

  • ch2856

    You have to be rich to buy an 300,00+ km AMG car. Just to change my brakes (pads+rotors) in my F22 left me $1000 less in my pockets.

    • LouInPA

      Just to join your misery, every time my F250 PowerStroke goes into the shop, I never get out under $1000

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