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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#8688 of 26385 2002 Chrysler 300m is about $1,000 less than 2001
Aug 28, 2001 (8:12 am)
Wow, those price cuts sure do rock. Starting MSRP for a 2002 300m is $28,995 with Destination while a 2001 $30,295. Gorsh, an Acura TL is $33,710! Hmmm it seems to me that everyone who is complaining about the 300m should either fork out the extra $5 grand for the imports or use that $5 grand for performance mods to make the 300m faster than any $34,000 Acura.
Or better yet just buy a $24,000 top of the line Mustang and buy a supercharger and blast away anything short of a Viper.
I just don't see why y'all can't wait for the 2004 300n and stop complaining about the 300m. It must be a nightmare to you guys to know that there is still going to be a 2003 300m before the next model.
I work in the marketing dept for a company with an Acura dealership as well as Infiniti, Nissan, Chevy, Pontiac, GMC, Dodge, Honda, & Indian Cycles. So I've driven every level of car and I know that the 300m ranks very high up with the Acura TL & Infiniti I30 and just short of the new Q45. Instead of reading magazine reviews, go and drive the cars make you own judgements.
#8689 of 26385 Braking jiggles
Aug 28, 2001 (8:13 am)
Ever since Emmy was new, when braking on an uneven road surface (e.g., warped from heat and heavy trucks), the car feels unstable as it jiggles back and forth until it stops. It is fine on an even surface, so it's not rotors. My 1990 Buick Regal GS didn't do this, at least not nearly to such an extent. Has anyone else experienced this?
Aug 28, 2001 (8:17 am)
Well, as far as I know I just ordered a replacement clock/vent trim bezel with the retro wings on either side of the clock, like the 1999 LHSs have. I obtained a list of dealers that had one of the possible part #s in stock and had them visually inspect their inventory for the wings.
#8691 of 26385 Modified Air Cleaner Housing
Aug 28, 2001 (8:22 am)
Has anyone here modified their air box to house a cone-style filter? I'm thinking of getting a new one, cutting it up to let through a 3" hose for the filter, and then adding baffles on the front that will open while the car is driving. Since I have a smooth secondary resonator I don't know if replacing the entire pipe from the throttle body on up is a neccessity.
#8692 of 26385 Trunk keyhole
Aug 28, 2001 (8:25 am)
Hey, wasn't there someone who removed the keyhole from their trunk? If so, who was it? Thanx...
How often do we use our own board?
Aug 28, 2001 (9:11 am)
Best I did was swiss cheese the airbox. Used a stock K&N filter, & drilled alot of 1/4 holes in the box on the sides, & bottom. Got the same performance with just the cone filter without the air box, but it didn't make the intake noise any higher.
Aug 28, 2001 (10:15 am)
I would leave in the air box (& baffles) to keep away engine heat during idle, on the assumption that it might matter.
Would dumping the resonators and having a 3" pipe help things significantly?
How much is an air box?
#8696 of 26385 Av - Basslink
Aug 28, 2001 (10:19 am)
Thanks for the advice; I'll give it a try.
#8697 of 26385 Air resonators
Aug 28, 2001 (10:28 am)
Just how bad can the air intake noise get without the resonators, etc? All the internal combustion sound energy goes out the tailpipes, right?