That's gone by fast. Some observations, firstly on costs.
In servicing and maintenance, it has cost me about £1000 in those two years. Maybe up to £1500 if you include the 4 tyres I bought right after getting it.
In the last two years of owning the GTA it cost be £6000. And an average of £3000 a year for the 3 years before that too.
Now the GTA was going through it's midlife crisis, so the chances are that the massive bills were just about to end. But on the other hand I'd been thinking that for the last 2 years.
This car is:
Sounds better (sorry)
than the GTA. Is it better overall though? I do hanker for the GTA sometimes. Mostly when looking at the AMG. It's a fairly handsome thing, but it's not a patch on the GTA. I also thing the GTA was more fun to drive fast - as least for my current level of skill / experience with the car. The GTA was like a go-kart. I could drive it quickly in perfect confidence and throw it about. The AMG handles excellently, but I don't trust myself. And it's ludicrously quick, so if you're driving fast, it's VERY fast.
So I haven't really used the AMGs capabilities. I can think of two occasions I've had the tail out. Probably by a couple of degrees only!
And on that subject, I think I may be an atypical C63 driver. There are people on their forums who claim tyres only last 3 months or 3000 miles. I've done just over 12,000 since I replaced them, and the rears still have 3mm and are going to be replaced soon. The fronts hardly look worn!
So, would I recommend this car? Absolutely, it is phenomenal. But I still miss my GTA...
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