Did some brewery hopping today, and as a result I went to bed pretty early; consequently, I woke up at 1:50. How am I killing time until I’m tired again? Simple, unnecessary car shopping.

When I got into cars I wasn’t really a fan of Mercedes; however, cars like the W123 turned me into a fan. Of all the V8 super sedans that came out in 2008 (M3, C63, RS4, IS-F) the M3 was always my favorite with the C63 a very distant second. The lack of a manual and a hood ornament, cemented the fact I would buy an E9X M3. Now that the C63 has fallen into affordable car territory, I find myself lusting after one.

For 31k, this C63 is a pretty decent deal; in fact, it’s three years newer and has done less miles than my M3. I never really wanted for a C63 until I drove one. The glorious engine note coupled to the fact that it drives pretty great has made me want one. Plus, who would want to say no to this interior.

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Because the M3 is paid for, I’m now in a position to be able to afford a C63. I also don’t drive 400+ miles a week, anymore, so fuel consumption becomes less of an issue. I know the cheaper solution would be to ditch the 3 and DD the M3, but the M3 is a car I’m not sure I ever want to get rid of. Sure, it’s a lot slower than the newer one, but it’s still a fantastic driving car.

Something like a C63 would quell my need to drive the M3 everyday. It might be excessive to have two fast German sedans, but I want another one. Don’t worry, I don’t want one enough to buy one with a CEL.