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You are in the Chrysler 300M
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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#24258 of 26385 bluesky999 & illini4-
Jul 25, 2003 (10:23 am)
Many of my previous cars have been RED starting with my first car at 16- a red 1963 Chrysler 300 convertible- NOTHING like Christine! Not a letter car, but 360HP with a, I think, 413CU engine. To me, sometimes a color can make or break the looks of a car.
LOL......ONLY hundreds of negative comments about 300M/DC? Damn, I was aiming for THOUSANDS! There's still time. What you fail to take into consideration is that from March 2001 until June 2003, the ONLY times I was at the Acura dealer was for oil/filter and tire rotation/balance and NOT a hundred and one other nit-picking problems in those 27 months and 24,300 miles. AND... when the tranny did start to act up, the repair was simple, easy AND STRESS FREE! I did not have to endure MONTHS of "they all do that", "it's a characteristic of the car", can't duplicate the problem" etc. etc.etc.etc.etc.etc. In addition, I was given a brand new Acura TL to drive.
I would buy another one in a second when this lease is up, but they are discontinuing the 2-door model. Yes, while it was a major problem for the car, it was NOT a major problem for me.
Like I say, to each his own. I'm glad you're thrilled with your DC product. From the looks of their recent revenue numbers, not too many other people are. Honda and Toyota on the other hand....
Jul 25, 2003 (10:25 am)
It was a painless experience. I still love the car. I guess the delaer service makes ALL the difference in the world!
#24261 of 26385 Reliability/Question for all
Jul 25, 2003 (11:20 am)
Interesting. My M has only been to the dealer once in 52K miles/36 months (AC) for a part covered under the extended warranty. Pretty reliable if you ask me!
Question-What is the bulb number for the fog lamp? Compared to my H.I.D. headlights, the fog lamps are pretty yellow and I wanted to get a bulb that was a bit whiter and would be a better match for the H.I.D. lights.
Jul 25, 2003 (12:07 pm)
I never said I was thrilled with my 300M, but I do like it very much. I read about the CL being discontinued. I guess the revenue numbers weren't too good for it either. I've had one Honda experience - I leased a new '96 Civic HX coupe with CVT for my daughter when she was in college. It was a good car, but not trouble free. The transmission had to be replaced in that one too, and the drivers side window fell off the track down into the door.
#24263 of 26385 Dustinnewton - 300M and G35
Jul 25, 2003 (12:59 pm)
Interesting shot.....get down low, head on and take a pix of the 300M next to a G35 Coupe.....big difference from the sedan. One of things that I found appealing about the G35 Coupe was its much more aggressive styling...
Jul 25, 2003 (2:33 pm)
Here you go. I have the 100w Max bulbs and really like them....however I just noticed this a.m. that one is out and it's only been in for 2 months. Others have used the same w/o complaints (I need to check the connection). Max is supposed to last longer than Eaglelights.
Jul 25, 2003 (4:49 pm)
Have you drivena G yet that thing drives like a go kart compared to the 300 had oppotunity to drive one for a day while my "other" car was getting serviced.
Saw a agean Blue pearl TL-S disabled on the side of the road today. (may have been transmission) Never seen a <6 yr old acura stranded.
saw a silver one on the road today. looks very nice. also saw a light blue/green one at our new merceds dealer.
After finally getting my steering/suspension fixed the 300 has been performing rather well. I am 2k over warranty and other than tires things seem to be running ok.Will probably drive it to 45k before I think about getting rid of it if it stays relatively trouble free.
Jul 25, 2003 (5:34 pm)
Dustin, I imagine you'll find some excellent rotors since you're looking into it as you are. Would you happen to know what the discount is that club members get at iRotors (I don't use that site)? BTW, I would give that picture the title of "Passing of the Flame". DMXs last good car passing the torch to one of the up and coming brands that is blowing it away; kind of like when a tired Sonny Liston gave up his heavyweight belt to the up and coming Cassius Clay (or was he already Muhammed Ali?)
Pster, your experience is REALLY scary; makes me think I wouldn't buy another DMX although mine is luckily pretty good. If the company would at least declare it a lemon and reimburse you I would say OK, they had a lemon. But for them to make you live with that and the associated costs is not the kind of company I want to do business with. Did you pursue different levels of DMX to get satisfaction and they all wouldn't help? I imagine you did. I think when you get your new coupe you'll enjoy it all the more knowing you're done with the monster.
Intrepid, we have identical color tastes. Red was my 1st choice and blue steel was my 2nd. But I think you'll have a significantly easier time keeping what you've got clean, as the blue steel is on the dark side and will show the dust very well I would think...
Fast, I agree that the color can make or break. I would add that I also feel that polish and cleanliness can make or break. And I think the longer I have a car it becomes the cars dynamics and function that keep me interested, and the color becomes less noticeable for me, but that's just me... I'd rather have a car I grow to like in my 3rd choice color than a car I grow to not like so much in my favorite color... It's not a perfect world unfortunately as almost everything is a tradeoff, (why am I thinking of marriage as I say this?) 8>)
Happy weekend everyone. The Mid Atlantic states have some heavy humidity in store which I'm already feeling as I sit here...
#24267 of 26385 bluesky999
Jul 25, 2003 (5:45 pm)
I called Chrysler customer service a few times, called and wrote the service manager at the dealer.....I'm through trying to find someone to beg to.....enough is enough. I just don't want a Chrysler product that bad.