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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#9877 of 26385 New Commercial!
Sep 30, 2001 (5:33 pm)
Hey guys, watch out for the new Chrysler commercial. I was just sitting here on the computer and heard some music playing and the the word Chrysler. I looked over and there is a new silver 2002 300M Special speeding down the road, in a camera view from the side. Then they had a lady driving a new silver Sbring convertible with the top down going on the same road. Keep a look out and you might see it, I saw it on CNN. As for the production date, I can't remember where it was I saw it, but the official date is November 15, 2001.
#9878 of 26385 grunshev
Sep 30, 2001 (6:29 pm)
I found it, the mule that you saw a few days ago.
It is in the Motor Trend's August issue. 300M body on the future LX platform with the exhaust pipes way lower than the valance.
#9879 of 26385 No Rental Complaint This Time
Sep 30, 2001 (8:18 pm)
Dollar, as are several other rental agencies, are offering very low rental rates at the moment. Cars that used to be $59 are now in the $20 range. Since Dollar rents DC products I thought I'd try them. The Intrepid (full size) was $22, but the 300M (luxury class) was still $79 per day. Well, I couldn't justify the difference in price so I went with the Intrepid. I knew I'd be happy. When I got to the counter tonight in San Jose the nice woman asked me if I'd like to upgrade. I told her thanks, but not for the $50 per day difference. She said "no, for $8 per day more". SOLD! So now I'm renting an '01 silver M with taupe interior. It's a shame what people do to rental cars...this is a cosmetic mess inside. However, it's nice to drive a familiar set of wheels. It doesn't have the upgraded stereo, chrome wheels, PHG or luxury group, but it's nice anyway. However, missing those things really makes me miss Big Red.
Sep 30, 2001 (8:19 pm)
Oh, one more thing that I noticed with the cars that I looked at. Single exhaust..and not an attractive exhaust pipe either. I was very disappointed in this. I hope it's because it was a prototype.
#9882 of 26385 To beach15: New commercial
Sep 30, 2001 (9:21 pm)
I have just received a Chrysler Magazine with pictures of 2002 300M special, the double muffler looks cool with one tube per muffler. Look like the one Jaguar has. I feel 4 tubes seem to be too much for this car, it is not a sport car after all. Production data is January 2002.
I hope they don't make entry level 300M, that is kind of stupid. I can see more and more 300M on the roads.
Sep 30, 2001 (10:50 pm)
I agree that they should scrap any planning for a 300M entry level model in the 24K estimated price point. The present M is the flagship of the fleet and should stay at the present price and trim level---to cheapen it would cheapen the whole Chrysler image worse that it already is. You dont see Cadillac coming out with a barebones Deville at an entry level price point. If someone wants to buy an entry level Chrylser with the feel of the M, they can buy the Intrepid or Corcorde. Chrysler has made enough mistakes in the past--this would further cheapen the Chrysler image.
Oct 01, 2001 (2:39 am)
It is aggravating to go through this nonsense. When my rear floor was wet UNDER the passenger side mat and the spare tire area and trunk mat were soaked, it did turn out to be a body seam under the right rear wheel well area. However, in my case, the 3rd "award winning 5-STAR" DODGE dealer did fix it the first time!
When I heard about all the rain in FL, I was thinking of you. Hopefully they will find it this time around. This is one reason why I never wanted to do any mods to the car. I was afraid that if something went wrong with the car, they would blame me. I know about the Moss-Magnuson act, but I figured that they could come up with enough of their own excuses. I didn't want to give them any new ones. I even stopped going to Jiffy-Lube for oil changes. I had them all done at the "5-STAR". I had been using Jiffy-Lube since at least 1990 and maybe before with no problems.
Oct 01, 2001 (3:03 am)
DRPIXL--The color for blue listed and shown in the back of my 99 catalog is "Deep Amethyst Pearl." That is the only color that look anything blue and it was close to the saphire I have seen on later Ms.
All--Had the pin striping and racing stripe put on last Friday. Have sent some photos to SDMike to post for me. This stuff is called Aurora Red to Gold and it changes hue from what looks like maroon, thru burgundy to bronze and finally gold depending on the angle of view. Let me know what you think when he posts.
Oct 01, 2001 (3:27 am)
the rubber grommet-plug located in the left wheelwell area has fallen out twice and both times was lost---anyone having trouble with this plug--(its the one that allows access to bolt holding on the front facia)-- I will see if the 2* will replace it on next visit for warranty work--