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I was thinking the other day as my friend mentioned how he liked the new body style on the Altima. I replied quickly, "It's still a Nissan"...of course the Irony hit me...

Even though I have this wonderfully innovative design and body style (that is sure to wear out in the next few years with them building every other car off the same frame (magnum, charger, etc) Isn''t this still a Chrysler?

The same people who made the duster and sundance?
I'm sure we're reminded of that every time we visit the service department, but did they just slip a new cover on some new pieces and call it a miracle?

The cars run pretty well for the moment outside of a few oversights and glitches here and there, but (refer back to title)
 

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Hah - You can have the altima and the new maxima for that matter too.. I test drove both when the new body style came out while car shopping w/ a friend - and there's still that god awful front-wheel pull thanks to the front wheel drive where if you stand on the gas pedal and the steering wheel isn't perfectly straight then it pulls the steering wheel to the left or right.... NO THANKS

And by the way.. the 300 isn't still "just a Chrysler"... Why? Because its got the german beef injection, baby... its really a German-American car more so than a plain old "Chrysler". I wouldn't in a million years own 'just a chrysler' because they are and have always been crap. The german influence translates into cars being produced that aren't going to be recalled like one fears of most american brands of cars w/ retarded design blunders like poorly mounted gastanks or a missing O ring somewhere.
 

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300PMP said:
I was thinking the other day as my friend mentioned how he liked the new body style on the Altima. I replied quickly, "It's still a Nissan"...of course the Irony hit me...

Even though I have this wonderfully innovative design and body style (that is sure to wear out in the next few years with them building every other car off the same frame (magnum, charger, etc) Isn''t this still a Chrysler?

The same people who made the duster and sundance?
I'm sure we're reminded of that every time we visit the service department, but did they just slip a new cover on some new pieces and call it a miracle?

The cars run pretty well for the moment outside of a few oversights and glitches here and there, but (refer back to title)
Relax, Kid...

I'm BUYING one of these new 300C's, an SRT8, no less.

Things change, and sometimes, for the better. In this case, I believe, a LOT better.

I haven't owned a new Chrysler Corp product in 30 years. I've driven a lot of premium American and German makes since then. I'm buying an SRT8 because I like what I see and drive, and so does a lot of other people.

...and, I'm buying it as a reward to Chrysler for a job well done.

"God Loves a Sinner who Sins No More..."

LJB ;)
 

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....and a Corvette is still a Chevrolet ...and a Viper is still a Dodge ...and so on. There are exceptions from even some of the most unexceptional of manufacturers.

I never thought a "Chrysler" product would be in my garage, but then along came the 300... Chrysler's exception.
I guess I subscribe to the philosophy of our own II kings who said:
"Maintain a rigid state of flexibility"
 

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....and a Corvette is still a Chevrolet ...and a Viper is still a Dodge ...and so on. There are exceptions from even some of the most unexceptional of manufacturers.

I never thought a "Chrysler" product would be in my garage, but then along came the 300... Chrysler's exception.
I guess I subscribe to the philosophy of our own II kings who said:
Bingo.

Name a brand, at some point, they made a gem-Ford, GM, Chrysler, Dodge, Pontiac, heck, AMC made the Javelin and GTX.

I'd rather drive a gem than walk and complain about Pintos, Pacers, etc.
 

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Don't miss the point, cause this is far off from Viper land. I'm just saying, anyone can come up with a slick new exterior design, and yes, I know we all took a calculated risk and couldn't help but bite on what seems like the deal of a lifetime. But like mamma used to always say..."You get what you pay for"

You didn't buy the last 300M did you? oh wait, didn't have the hemi...okay.
 

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300PMP said:
Isn''t this still a Chrysler?

The same people who made the duster and sundance?
If you think that the 300 is "still a Chrysler" and made by the "same people who made the Duster and Sundance" then you don't know Jack about your car or Chrysler or automotive news and history! And that is just a shame!

Do you live in the Bizarro World because I can not recall Daimler-Benz, parent company of Mercedes-Benz owing Chrysler when the Duster was made?! :confused:
 

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E55 KEV said:
If you think that the 300 is "still a Chrysler" and made by the "same people who made the Duster and Sundance" then you don't know Jack about your car or Chrysler or automotive news and history! And that is just a shame!

Do you live in the Bizarro World because I can not recall Daimler-Benz, parent company of Mercedes-Benz owing Chrysler when the Duster was made?! :confused:
That's about a quarter of the car...

and yes I do live in Bizarro World...

There is no traffic in DC, The Redskins will make the playoffs, and 4 more years..wait :confused:
 

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300PMP said:
Don't miss the point, cause this is far off from Viper land. I'm just saying, anyone can come up with a slick new exterior design, and yes, I know we all took a calculated risk and couldn't help but bite on what seems like the deal of a lifetime. But like mamma used to always say..."You get what you pay for"

You didn't buy the last 300M did you? oh wait, didn't have the hemi...okay.
I made my point but I believe you missed your own... I feel I got more than I paid for in many respects.
 

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That's the problem...people are so interested in getting their point across that they miss any other perspective. Others just try to find a way to be disagreable. Congratulations, I'm glad you made your point.

I do however appreciate having so many people around that do know much more about cars. Those who share their wealth graciously, I once again thank you.
 

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300PMP,

I have to ask - WHAT TIRES ARE THOSE!?!?!

I luv em! :)

Please tell me.

JFF:D
Aren't they Yummy!!...Can't wait to suit em up, and I got em for a steal...$1300 includes Perrellis, sorry for spelling.

Private mail me, and I'll share. I'm not trying to blow em up yet.
 

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I have never owned a new Chrysler, I bought a used Jeep from a buddy which conviently got me a 1K owner loyalty rebate on the 300C, otherwise no other Chrysler products in my previous stable. Were it not for the C, I would still NEVER own a Chrysler. I have owned a car for every year I have been living (43) and only 6 American, I put my money where my mouth is, BMW, MB, Saab, Alfa etc. I am an import (Euro) guy, I love the way they drive. The C is among few cars I have owned that I am not tired of with a wandering eye after 8 months. I look forward to driving it daily, my Alfa an Citroen were of a similar ilk. It is a Chrysler, just look at the wing but it is not the same old chrysler (which would not be bad if we were taking about a 62 Imperial or a 383 Fury). It's the 80s Lebaron, Diplomat, Eagle Vision, and other POC cars that give Chrysler such a poor history. This C is a different animal, the look and style (shizzle) and all that power make it unique. As one who would never even look at a Chrysler, the fact that I (General Manager of the Universe) own one speaks volumes about this car.
 

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300PMP said:
That's about a quarter of the car...
So you think the other 75% is still made by the people that built the Duster 30 years ago? :D

That is not the whole story, yes the LX chassis has around 25% parts 'derived' from Mercedes technololgy, however, the whole car (100%) is designed and engineered by Daimler-Chrysler Engineers who took over every sincle aspect of building Chrysler products since 1998.

The car is 100% Daimler-Chrysler just like a Mercedes-Benz is 100% Daimler-Chrysler designed, built and engineered. Without Mercedes-Benz and Daimler-Chrysler the car would not be such a hit and probaly not 2 of them in my driveway. :D
 

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E55 KEV: You got that right, my friend.. 100% agree.. Them GERMANS don't mess around!
 

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300PMP said:
That's the problem...people are so interested in getting their point across that they miss any other perspective. Others just try to find a way to be disagreable. Congratulations, I'm glad you made your point.

I do however appreciate having so many people around that do know much more about cars. Those who share their wealth graciously, I once again thank you.
Well Lord knows I wouldn't want to disagree with someone on a foum for Heaven's sake!!!
Have a nice day! (how is that for gracious?)
 

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My 300C will be the second Chrysler I've owned....first was a 2001 Sebring Convertible....and in 75K miles, I've had to have one thing fixed on that convertible.

As long as it's not a Pontiac, I'm happy.
 

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U Need To Get A "c" Then They Call It The "hemi C"

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II kings 9:20 said:
I have never owned a new Chrysler, I bought a used Jeep from a buddy which conviently got me a 1K owner loyalty rebate on the 300C, otherwise no other Chrysler products in my previous stable. Were it not for the C, I would still NEVER own a Chrysler. I have owned a car for every year I have been living (43) and only 6 American, I put my money where my mouth is, BMW, MB, Saab, Alfa etc. I am an import (Euro) guy, I love the way they drive. The C is among few cars I have owned that I am not tired of with a wandering eye after 8 months. I look forward to driving it daily, my Alfa an Citroen were of a similar ilk. It is a Chrysler, just look at the wing but it is not the same old chrysler (which would not be bad if we were taking about a 62 Imperial or a 383 Fury). It's the 80s Lebaron, Diplomat, Eagle Vision, and other POC cars that give Chrysler such a poor history. This C is a different animal, the look and style (shizzle) and all that power make it unique. As one who would never even look at a Chrysler, the fact that I (General Manager of the Universe) own one speaks volumes about this car.
Quite Correct...It was the Mid 70's to 80 Crap that Chrysler Corp turned out in droves that drove most serious car owners away...

Never Say Never, though...

I have a splendid example in my Garage of a previous Chrysler high water mark...A flawless 1958 Plymouth Fury.

Everything operates in cycles...Cars, also.

LJB ;)
 
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