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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
May 31, 2003 (5:12 am)
I just got my 2003 EVIC unit and noticed the differance there. The controls for the Sun Roof changed and the buttons to control the computer functions changed I do not like the style of the 03 buttons at all the earlyer models looked much nicer to me.
It is a shame that Chrysler handled the car (300M) the way they did. They should have continued to make it better. Ie adding the all wheel drive option, performance improvements and additions to, not subtractions from the options. I give credit to Honda and Nisson for their strides in these areas (I just wish they could desing cars as good as the Chryslers) (sorry the FX is very ugly to me a melted version of a 300C). The 300M Hemi C was the last good looking Chrysler to come off the drawing boards. Now they are all (the cars) are starting to look like trucks.
Makes me glad to have my 99 before MB got their hands on it. Just adding the best of the newer M's while keeking the best of the older ones.
May 31, 2003 (7:03 am)
lonestarsled- it was wire2 that had the pic of the cut away wheel.
May 31, 2003 (2:33 pm)
I'll be passing through "sweat city", aka Houston tomorrow on our way to Galveston (actually Tiki Island) to do some fishing and relaxing. I'm from Houston and have lived in Dallas for 12 years.
Saw a nice Pro-Am model M yesterday. From the chrome exhaust I would guess it is a 2001 model. Looked nice.
May 31, 2003 (2:37 pm)
In preparation for the brutal summer weather I added my nth coat of Z1 & Z2 today, including the sparkle paint wheels. Zeino tire dressing looks sharp, too. I still get compliments on this stylish car.
Also applied Rain-X to all windows. Anybody have good results with this stuff?
May 31, 2003 (5:44 pm)
Even though it is not a 100% real chrome rim , it still looks nice . I remember the first time I saw them , I could not tell .
#23884 of 26385 I just kinda knew this would happen
May 31, 2003 (6:43 pm)
Not a big deal, but...took my '99M to the ?* dealer for the seatback bolts recall. Took about an hour, had a nice lunch at an Italian place next door. Picked it up, all seemed well. I later discovered they had even left a nice screwdriver under the seat for me. Today, evil wife and I switch cars so she hits memory button #2. Horrible noises, power adjustment for the seatback is now no longer working. I hit button #1, same deal. Back we go...
The Infiniti FX is on my list. I think it looks great and appears to offer a lot of value. Kinda like buying a G35 with all season capability and a bit more utility. Nicer interior, too.
#23885 of 26385 Zaino and Rain-X
May 31, 2003 (6:46 pm)
Last weekend was the second clay-bar job and one Zaino coat. This weekend was the second Zaino coat (Z6-2-6). I like to build up to about 5, then just wash and Z-6.
Rain-X seems to work very well and I apply it about every other month - but don't let it get on any stickers - it will "dissolve" them.
#23886 of 26385 eaton, nissan, etc.
May 31, 2003 (9:41 pm)
Thx for setting me strait that it was Bob Eaton and not Bob Lutz that lined his pockets (and his children's children's children's pockets) by selling out Chrysler. Wow, I didn't realize that many people got pink slips--was it truly around 26,000? The top officers of corporations are out of control, and continue to raise their total take as their companies turn in ever poorer performances; unbelievable that our country doesn't curb this somehow.
Regarding Nissan/Infiniti, I agree with the folks who feel Nissan is now the exciting player with the FX, G35, and Z. And, I don't know if others would agree, but I feel the new '04 Maxima that just came out is very attractive; I saw a black SE next to me at the gas station and I couldn't take my eyes off of it. Leagues ahead of the Grand Prix IMO, and similar to the M to some extent. I mean it was sleek, muscular, and sophisticated. It looked so good that I doubt that the upcoming I35 will look better than it. I believe their overall quality is better than DMC, but the dealers, at least some number of them, have a pretty bad reputation. But there must be some decent ones, I would think. There are no more "buy American" options for me that I know of.
#23887 of 26385 The future of the Chrysler brand...
May 31, 2003 (10:18 pm)
It's really sad to see the Chrysler design team being overpowered by the Mercedes big wigs. If the merger never happened, Chrysler would be on the cuttting edge of innovations. Now Daimler is worried about the Chrysler nameplate competing with the staid Mercedes models. Chrysler was on the cusp of success by recognizing what the public really wants and producing it at very competitve prices. Now it appears that some Chrysler products will become overpriced uninspiring vehicles in an ever changing very competetive marketplace.
Granted the Pacifica is a nice design for its vehicle class. But they may be pricing themselves out of the mass market. The Crossfire is a nice design but lacks the powerplant that the sports car enthusiast desires. The verdict is still out on the 300C but it appears it will attract a different owner than the M. The Charger is a nicely deigned vehicle that will have wide appeal if they price it right.
It's time that Daimler wakes up to the fact that they may soon lose market share in their Chrysler brand. They made a big mistake by slowly decontenting the 300M as if the buyer wouldnt notice. All I know is that for my next vehicle, I will be surveying the entire american and foreign manufacturers and will choose the one that give me style, handling, power, and the best bang for the buck.