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You are in the Chrysler 300/300C/300C SRT-8
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Chrysler 300, Sedan
#4143 of 4908 Chrysler 300 wagon, coupe, convertible
Apr 26, 2005 (6:55 am)
I just saw a silver Chrysler 300C today and it took my breath away. Chrysler really nailed the styling on this one. They'll be talking about it for decades. I personally think it belongs up there with the top ten best looking vehicles of all time. And because it's such a nice car, I think they should offer it in more variants than just a sedan.
I think Chrysler should launch three different versions of the 300, a four and two door convertible, a wagon similar to the Magnum, and a large two door coupe. A convertible version would really make people reconsider buying that BMW 6 or Mercedes CL. Motor Trend did a test on something called an ASC Helios, and said it could hit showrooms in 18 months. I say bring it earlier.
A 300 wagon would be easy to produce, as it could be based on the existing Magnum platform. It would give people a stylish looking atlernative to the agressive Magnum.
Finally a 300 coupe must be made, as there is plenty of demand for a Dodge Charger coupe as well. Finally, I think all models should be offered in 300C and 300C SRT-8 versions. If Chrysler thinks produces all these models, the 300 could become Chrysler's best selling product in the history of it's existence.
Bring it on Chrysler!
Check out these pictures.
#4144 of 4908 its about time!!!
Apr 26, 2005 (12:10 pm)
My post vanished while typing, so here go again
My 2006 is finally in and picking up tomorrow. I know they are tire of me moaning and groaning.
Mybe this will help people that are planning on buying.
After chrysler total your bill, look at document fess and the total. The charge $375.00 or more for some numbers on rear side windows. Their reason, just in case your car in stolen. That's what the manager at dealership said. He also said that was the "LAW". Well, after I told him I would ask my attorney about this law,(and I was serious) he deducted it from my fees. They're ripping people off. Thats not all, afterward my total still wasn't adding up. After I said a few choice words, they changed my 2005 order to a 2006. They said it was a mistake by chrysler so they're giving me a 2006 300c fully loaded. which I ordered minus a couple of options. So, They're trying to pay for their underhand doings.
#4146 of 4908 Re: Chrysler 300 wagon, coupe, convertible [navigator89]
Apr 26, 2005 (2:07 pm)
That is really old news. 300 wagons already exist, just not for the US market.
Photoshop coupe and convertible photos have been around since the car first came out.
#4147 of 4908 Re: Wheel gap on 300C AWD [two.dogs]
Apr 26, 2005 (7:44 pm)
I own an AWD 300C and when I ordered it was told exactly what you just said. The truth of the matter is the AWD adds about an inch more fender gap than the RWD 300C with 18's. You can go with larger wheels but with the AWD you CAN NOT increase the diameter more than 4% of the diameter of the OEM 18 inch wheel and tire. So you need to have the same diameter with say 22's as with the 18's. The sidewall of the tire just gets thinner. So even with 22 inch wheels on the car it still retains the same fender gap. The only way to get rid of the fender gap is to replace the springs with a lowering kit. Eibach makes two different lowering kits for the RWD but has yet to release a kit for the AWD. As of 4-05 they are still prototyping a 1.6 inch (front and back) kit but do not have a release date yet.
Apr 28, 2005 (12:33 pm)
Chrysler 300 wagons exist? Where? Sad that they aren't sold in the US.
As the coupe and convertible ideas, Chrysler should take them from the photoshop stage to the production stage. A 300 convertible could give the Germans some competition, and a 300 coupe would not only look nice, it could form the basis for a Dodge Charger coupe, which Chrysler should build if it wants to play ball with the Pontiac GTO and Ford Mustang.
#4149 of 4908 Re: 307web [navigator89]
Apr 28, 2005 (5:25 pm)
They exist overseas. By the way, IMHO, I would consider the Magnum the wagon variant of the 300. What's the big difference?
Apr 29, 2005 (4:37 am)
Styling, that's the difference.
You have so many vehicles, one base vehicle and then a upmarket luxury version. Example, the Expedition and Navigator. Land Cruiser and LX470, Chevrolet Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade EXT. The upmarket luxury version is nothing more than a rebadged version with more luxury features. The upmarket version usually has different styling.
Besides, I'm sure there are many people who want a wagon without that typical aggressive Dodge styling. A 300 wagon would be pretty elegant, to me it looks better than any wagon from Germany or Sweden.
Although you could argue that the upmarket versions are nothing more than rebadged versions of the base vehicle (which is partially true) the popularity of vehicles like the Navigator, Escalade, and others show that badge engineering is indeed profitable, if it is done right. You need to offer distinctive styling and features in order to get a market.
Example, the Buick Rainier isn't a successful vehicle because hardly anything is different from the Trailblazer.
By the way, where overseas does a 300 wagon exist. I live in the Middle East, they sure don't exist here. I've only seen about maybe 5 or 6 300's here anyway. The 300 is just getting here.
#4151 of 4908 Re: New Tires [dennisfe]
Apr 30, 2005 (9:33 am)
I too am very dispointed with my 300C. Tires, wheels, windows that either don't go down or, go down, up, down half way, shocks that had to be replaced, a vibration at 55mph in the engine. Chrysler needs to address these issues. Factory engineer checked the 55mph problem and said it is inherent on the Hemi's. I now have a vibration in the brakes when they are applied at forty mph. I have 12000 miles on my car. I'm waiting for the Chrysler rep to make a determination on my corroding wwheels. My tires are also crap.
#4152 of 4908 Re: New Tires [hemi1]
Apr 30, 2005 (10:22 am)
How many times have the wheels been off of your car?
I ask because the fastest way I know of of generating a vibration in the brake system is to mount a set of wheels with an impact wrench, especially if the "Star" pattern of lug bolt/nut tightening isn't followed.