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Chrysler LHS, Sedan
#539 of 1409 Quiet Group Equals Happy Owners
Jan 23, 2001 (5:17 am)
I bought my '99 LHS back on Halloween of 1999, and I have been very happy with the car. I had initially looked at the 300M, but when I realized that the LHS was essentially a cheaper 300 with trunk space, I switched. Auto Stick might mean something to those who live up in the mountains, but it means almost nothing to those of us who live in mostly flat areas (like Florida). Plus, the "touring" suspension on the LHS suits me better for our long trips (mostly on I-10 or I-95, straight as an arrow), where the performance handling package option on the 300 would feel wasted.
My only disappointment is that Chrysler is apparently planning on abandoning the LHS as a model when the introduce the next-generation LH class of cars. Ah, well--if they offer an Intrepid R/T in an 8-cylinder RWD configuration, I might have to buy one!
btw, I have given up hope for the 300 hemi convertible--I doubt the Germans will let Chrysler sell a car that outperforms an equivalent Mercedes that costs thousands more.
#540 of 1409 re: daffin
Jan 23, 2001 (9:49 am)
I will also be disappointed if Chrysler decides to abandon the LHS. This is a great car that too few people are aware of.
IMO Chrysler has never put any marketing behind this car. I have never seen any TV or print ads for the LHS. I only became aware of it because I stumbled across a ride-and-drive event that was held nearby. After driving the LHS and 300M side-by-side I realized what a great car the LHS is.
Based on price, performance, content and style this car is a much better buy than the DeVille and Continental, but Chrysler doesn't know what to do with it.
As far as the 300 Hemi convertible is concerned, you're probably right. Even though it is not a car for me, Chrysler could use the image boost. But it will probably never see the light of day.
#541 of 1409 Love my new 2001 LHS!!
Jan 29, 2001 (11:03 am)
After hanging around this BB for almost two years, I took the plunge. Bought a new Garnet Red LHS with only two options: Luxury group and Side Air Bags for $26,241.00 + Sales Tax and Registration. Barely broken in - but I love it.
The Chrysler engineers have really listened since this model was first introduced in 1999. My 2001 model LHS is very quiet (more so than my 1993 Cadillac Deville that I now have up for sale). The wood trim looks very rich. The tires are Michelin "Energy MXV4 Plus" and are very quiet and ride very well. The car tracks beautifully through curves. It has all the luxury features you could want. And it is deceptively BIG! It is as long as (if not a smidge longer) than my Sedan Deville and it has as much interior room - and a HUGE trunk!
The fit and finish on my car is perfect and it looks and is gorgeous! Daimler-Chrysler: I hope you read this because you deserve my compliments. And I agree with earlier postings: You should ADVERTISE THIS BEAUTIFUL CAR instead of hiding it!
Jan 30, 2001 (9:06 am)
Had a 94 LHS that I just traded in. Loved it! However, I had to replace the transmission after 3 yrs.
I'm picking up a new 2000 tomorrow and was wondering if anyone with a 2000 300M or LHS has experienced problems with the transmission.
#543 of 1409 billgolfer and saudi_prince
Jan 30, 2001 (10:17 am)
Congratulations on your new cars. I think you chose an excellent vehicle. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do mine. Every time I drive it I am reminded of how much I like this car.
My only complaint is that I have had a problem with my transmission. Occasionally, when coming to a stop from normal speed, the transmission will down shift hard enough to shake the front end of the car. But, as I said in an earlier post, it was a used car with 13k miles. My dealer has looked at it twice and has not been able to fix it. But on the bright side it's still under warranty and they just called to offer me a free loaner if I will bring it in again and let them have another chance. Maybe this 5-star stuff does mean something after all.
Anyway, congratulations and good luck.
Jan 31, 2001 (10:30 pm)
He my boss bought a LHS last year. He said he was so exited with the car, I thought it was a work of art. Well that was until this year I went on the market for a 30K$ mid sized car. I looked at everything from the 300m to the CL type S. Sorry to say guys but I Had to go with the Pontiac Grand Pix GTP. It out matched every car I test drove in comfort, speed, and handling. If you guys are in the market go for a test drive, you'll love the VR Heads Up Display. You'll never have to take your eye off the road around those winding corners. Also i raced my boss in his 2K LHS and sorry to say i wuped his ass. My 0-60mph is at 6.4 with 240 horses and 280lbs/feet of tourque...check it out at 26k$ you cant go wrong...
Feb 01, 2001 (4:30 pm)
I'm sorry, but I guess I didn't realize they had re-named this the GTP forum.
You should take pride in being able to "wup" an LHS. Maybe next week you can find a DeVille or Town Car to race.
I don't recall anyone here claiming the LHS was a drag racer. It is a LUXURY car with very good acceleration and handling, outstanding styling (much better than anything Pontiac can come up with), and an impressive list of standard features at a reasonable price, but it's not a drag racer. No, it doesn't have a heads-up display or any other gimmicky features, but that's not what the LHS buyer is looking for.
Go talk racing with the rest of the GTP owners, and leave the grown folks to talk about real cars.
Feb 01, 2001 (10:33 pm)
Ha..funny excuse though. If you take so much pride in your LHS then why refer me to a DeVille or TownCar?? What i think in the back of my mind is "Take pride in your car no matter what it is!!" So what if you dont have the best acceleration or handleing, Thats no reason to refer me to race other Competitors and brag about your biggest competitor Lincoln and Cadi. If you read up in the chat you guys always have something good to say about the LHS compared to the Cadi And Linc. But why now that i brought this up you make yourself look bad refering me to Ford Gm...lol.
Also as far as styling goes man sorry to say but Pontiac always out looks its competitors. Look at the ford Taurus...Yuk its better than the older models but just not right yet. But i give it to dodge with the Intrepid they did a nice Job specialy with the R/T
Hey man sorry i struck a nerve but im a huge dodge fan and I feel that the LHS is million times better than a Ford or Cadi product(personaly they suck) but i was just simply giving you a story and some life in this chat...lol
#547 of 1409 nightreaver
Feb 02, 2001 (6:01 am)
I guess my obvious sarcasm was a little too cerebral for you, so allow me to explain. I will try to make this simple so you can follow the logic.
You seemed to get a great deal of joy in reporting that you were able to beat an LHS in a race. This is not a great revelation. The LHS is not a drag racer and was never intended to be one. You took pride in beating a car that anyone who knows cars would expect you to beat since, as I said, the LHS is not a drag racer.
My suggestion that you go race a DeVille or Town Car was a sarcastic attempt to point out to you that there are many other cars that you could race without much risk of being beaten. I never said that either of those cars are better than the LHS. Merely that they are in the same class. They are luxury cars, not drag racers. Unlike you, not all car buyers rate their cars by how fast they go from zero to sixty. Some of us are actually interested in other aspects of our cars.
If you will take the time to read my earlier posts, I do take pride in my car. But Cadillac and Lincoln are still the standards against which American luxury cars are compared. I happen to think the LHS stacks up very well against those two makes considering they both cost over $10,000 more.
As for Pontiac styling, It just proves that you can get some people to buy anything if you stick enough plastic on it.
Feb 02, 2001 (12:08 pm)
Oooh.. big words Cerebral,lol..Hey i guess it worked i did bring some life back into this chat. But the thing is no one else is writing. Ha, brian your the type of person i can tell that always think your smarter than everyone else by the bs.logic talk..lol Ive been jumping around from chat to chat and i say this is the funniest topic ive been through. thanx man you've really made my day.Also like i said before i was simply telling a story, If you got offended by the 0-60 time i do apologize maybe ill put another govenor on my car. As far as styling goes Long after your Vinyl starts cracking my plastics will still be there..lol. As far as buying cars 40% of the time people take a test drive is to find out performance in the car. Its not just to see how that Vinyl smells. :0p
Man you guys are great though i give it to you, Hey atleast you didn't buy a Ford product i give you all the "Pats on the Back" for choosing Dodge. Ok maybe the "Wuped butt" was a little to harsh. But i was mearly saying that the Pontiac has come along way.. If your in the market have a look.It doesnt hurt to take a test drive, you know not all people on the market for Chrysler have gray hair you know.
P.S. Also on that "DRAGSTER" talk you speak so highly of you must be the 40Mph,Right Lane highway driver. No offence :0p