Last post on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM
You are in the Chrysler 300M
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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
Jul 16, 2001 (11:17 am)
fastdriver - that car looked quite cool
all - got my first ding, after more than 2.5 years without a single one. I had to park in a pretty tight spot at a local McDonald's. Then a few minutes later this bimbo came out and walked over to her RAV-4 that was parked next to my M. I thought "maybe she will be careful". She wasn't. I saw her door bounce back off my M. Being a nice guy, I did not run out and kick her in the head. I wish I did. After all, what can I do? Kill her?
cost savings - I like the black cover under the hood. The fact that they are removing it will make me think twice about getting another 300M. Not that I can't live without one, but out of principle. Since the car came out, Chrysler has only made few improvements. And now they are starting to decontent it!
Otto, please tell your management this:
Nissan Maxima - nothing but improvements for the last few years. And even though there will be a complete platform redesign in 2003, they are still making it better - 260HP, HIDs, memory.
Acura TL - improvement after improvement since this design came out in '99. There are rumors that there will be a completely new design in 2003 as well, but it does not stop them from adding significant new features like 260HP, memory seats, stability control.
What has Chrysler done for me recently other than higher MSRP and lower residual value?
Removal of equipment shows that they don't care about attracting more customers, they simply want to get more cash in their pockets.
Jul 16, 2001 (11:54 am)
You should have at least verbally accosted that "bimbo" (your words)! Now that fool will go through life thinking she can do that to everybody without penalty.
Jul 16, 2001 (11:57 am)
It was a neat looking car! Sorry your car got dinged after all this time. I would have definitely jumped up and ran outside with a few choice words!
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Jul 16, 2001 (11:58 am)
You have to remember that DC has been cost cutting. They have no headroom to make a car better, when in 2 years they are going to move platforms. The are not even makeing the PT better. Same little 4 banger for 2002. Maybe an engine upgrade(Turbo) in 2003, but no manual for it. No major inprovments in any of DC cars untill 2003/2004. I think after 2004 DC will catch up. Question is will it be too late??
Jul 16, 2001 (11:59 am)
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#6700 of 26385 Potential 300-M Buyer Questions
Jul 16, 2001 (12:08 pm)
My wife's MB lease is coming due in October and we are seriously considering a 300-M as her new wheels. Just got back from vacation which we rented a 300-M and were very excited about (even with 8,000 rental miles on it before we began). Part of the vacation was spent at the "Old Cars Magazine Car Show" in Wisconsin. Got to see many great looking previous generation 300's...
After 800 miles I have a couple of questions...
1) Is Michelin the only OEM brand?? Loved the feel after experimenting with the pressures...
2) Found the tilt down feature on the exterior mirrors agrevating..are they standard equipment and if so, can they be disabled?
3) Have been following the 2002 Special story with great interest....is there a job one date that has been set yet??? MSRP???
4) We average nearly 25 MPG (based on miles and gallons not the computer)....is this typical?? Seeing as how we get 15-16 on the MB we were very pleased!
Thanks in advance!
Jul 16, 2001 (12:18 pm)
is finally back for me, too.
#6702 of 26385 It's garbage day!
Jul 16, 2001 (12:24 pm)
This morning I waited until after a garbage truck lumbered around the corner in front of me before I went into & down the street. As I did this, the truck slammed on his brakes and threw it into reverse. I had to accelerate to not get hit; he slammed on his brakes. I wasn't expecting him to decide to go backwards, certainly not in so fast a maneuver, and I have no idea why it would want to go, backwards, down the street.
Jul 16, 2001 (12:31 pm)
Some people just don't know whether they're coming or going! Good thing you have fast reflexes!
Jul 16, 2001 (1:22 pm)
I don't know if I am the expert for answering your questions for the 300M but here goes. The michelins are standard tires for the 2001M, you can easily turn off the mirrors from the overhead console. I had problems with it at first but it grew on me. I cannot speak about the special but my dealer indicates that it may not have all the goodies that I read about here, especially here in Canada, but I have nothing to base it on. You might be better to get a deal on a new 01 instead of the 02 as I understand there are very few new features on the 02. Hope this helps.