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Chrysler 300M

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  • saw the Chronos--WOW, what a car--20 inch wheels, nice guages located where Av is putting his--in just forward of the shifter---V8 engine with I believe 350 or so horseies---couldnt get to sit in it but it looked very comfortable---and get this--all 4 door handles are shaved--wonder how you would get into the vehicle if the battery died?--Av, you should consider shaving at least the front passenger door handle---

    Also saw the Dodge Charger--another WOW--3/4 height windows, nice wheels, and a flip flop paint job--very sleek styling--Chrysler hasnt lost the styling touch--just hope they dont produce retro-look Intrepid or radically redesigned 300sedan--the 300N convertible is superb however---

    I really liked the Lexus 300ES--they had a fully optioned model on display for 39K--(base is $31K).
    Beautiful exterior design and just as impressive luxury looking interior with comfortable buckets and nice NAV system. I may have to consider that car for my next vehicle---

    also saw the Caddy CTS---not really impressed with the style or price--bases at $29k but quickly adds up with options---the one they had on display listed at 39k

    they also had the T-bird on display--nice looking convertible with 50-50 wt distribution--

    audi A6 is relatively unchanged and next to the Lexus ES300, I was not that impressed by the Mercedes C-class

    Well thats my update on the auto show--if an auto show comes near you, it's worth going to check out the Chronos--looks much better in the flesh than seeing it in pictures on the net--I wonder how much they will be selling for.

    Easyrider300M
  • I recently replaced the tires on my 2000 no php ride. Opted for the XGT Z4's. Waited a couple weeks for tires to arrive from warehouse. Could tell the difference from originals leaving the tire store's parking lot. XGT's kind of pricey, but what the heck! tires are not any quieter than "bad-year" originals, but perform much better. I considered the MXV4's, but went w/the XGT's. One of those "put your money down and take your chances".
    Kzrsix
  • the sharper image gadget in the back, what is that? looks like a stun gun ;)
  • I had a great time meeting and talking with the "Over the M Gang" in Scottsdale. We all had a lot to say about our M's. Good people, good time, and good event!

    Thanks 300Michael and job well done!

    BTW, Dubs M is sweet! Now dual exhaust it. Your brother in law loved the way my M sounded when he was riding shotgun with me on the freeway! O_*
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    Hey- sounds like you two went to the same show! A friend of mine bought a 2001 Hyundai XG300 L a little over a month ago. Nice car- very quiet, roomy and smooth shifting. Can't beat that warranty! Another friend just bought a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. This is also a nice car. Not sure which model it is. Saw it at night.

    I think I saw an Aston Martin yesterday. Not sure. Whatever it was, it was a beauty!

    laurasdada-

    30,000 miles! WOW! I have 10,300+ on mine from 3/28/01! Catching up to you! ;-)) My friends with the XG300 L went to you know where the other night and made out like bandits!! Sorry I didn't go too! They're the same ones who won the car there last April, but opted for the money instead!! Talk about LUCKY!!

    easyrider300m-

    Was this the Charger they had at the show?

    http://www.geocities.com/fastdriver2_99/charger/

    Not bad looking.

    AZ group- Glad you had a good time! How were those Krispy Kremes? ;-)) Will I be able to see the pics too even though I'm not a member of the 300 club?

    fastdriver
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 2,487
    I believe easyrider and I both live in South Suburban Boston area, so I'm sure he went to the NE auto show, also. I imagine (if you go) you'll hit the Javits next spring... It appears you drive a bit more than I! I'm trying to conserve warranty miles...;-)

    I went to (dare I mention the actual name??? Sure, why not. LIfe is short) Mohegan Sun a couple of weeks ago. New casino is nice, much brighter and Vegas-like. As my luck has gone south lately, again I made a donation. Ugh. Do your lucky friend want to adopt a middle-aged man?

    Easyrider is right, the Chronos is muy cool. As is the Charger. I was less impressed with the new Lexus ES300 exterior than the richly luxurious interior. I might take the evil wife to look at an RX300 this afternoon, after the Patriots beat the Bills (please!).

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don't forget to take some time to reflect upon the role of Veterans in the fabric of our great country!

    '13 Jaguar XF, '11 BMW 535xi, '02 Lexus RX300

  • scotianscotian Posts: 1,064
    might be a seat belt cutter and window breaker for emergencies.
  • scotianscotian Posts: 1,064
    Oh, those "knobs" are air fresheners...
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    laurasdada-

    "I'm trying to conserve warranty miles...;-)"

    I hear you! I have a 4/50,000 bumper to bumper warranty. My lease is 3 1/2 years 15,000k a year.

    "again I made a donation."

    THANK YOU! It will help our state budget! LOL....

    "Do your lucky friends want to adopt a middle-aged man?"

    NO! Me first!

    "Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don't forget to take some time to reflect upon the role of Veterans in the fabric of our great country!"

    Yep. Been watching many of the different ceremonies on TV. Watching the President now at Ground Zero!

    Was the Charger the same one as in my pics above?

    fastdriver
  • yep--same one---great exterior style---couldnt sit it the car so no comment on the interior---the Chronos is a looker but not sure if it would be a good everyday driver---I would be afraid of all the fingerprints the window would attract and definitely wouldnt want to park it on the streets of Boston, expecially near the seedier areas--that car probably wont be very cheap either--I think its a replacement for the Prowler which I believe is being discontinued soon

    Did you see the patriot Prowler painted in American Flag design--talk about a "look-at-me" paint job!

    I thought the ES300's exterior was a major improvement over past years--expecially like the HID headlights (optional). The interior is top-notch--if it handles as good as it looks, I will be considering it for my next vehicle purchase.

    What did you guys think of the Caddilac CTS?
  • I also would be interested in the mats but they would have to be heavy duty wnter.Or if not I could run anyone you all decide on just for the summer. Has anyone put skirts on this vehicle?? I wonder how they would look.How about av??I would like to do what he is doing to his car sure looks good.Keep posting we are are watching!!Later
  • Okay gang, I just bought a TDK CD-RW 24x to install in my new Dell PC. I read on PC World.com that this player is their highest rated 24x burner(btw it has a great software bundle Nero 5.5, Music Match Jukebox, Adobe Activeshare, MP-Frees).

    My question: Does our M's CD player play CD-Rs and CD-RWs? Or neither?

    I did not buy any blank CD dics with the Burner until I know which one the M plays.

    Also, what sites do I need to go to for download music?

    Fastdriver: The Krispy Kremes were great! I bought a leftover dozen off 300Michael to take back to Tucson for we do not have KKs in Tucson.
  • denvermdenverm Posts: 356
    The stereo in the M definitely plays CD-R's. I haven't tried CD-RW's (CD-R's are just too cheap to bother with CD-RW's, IMHO), but probably plays them, too. You may get a few more skips over bumps than with pre-recorded CD's, but it's not bad. I've had better luck with Memorex Music CDR's than other brands.


    Someone here (Race?) recommended http://www.kazaa.com/ for downloading MP3's. I haven't tried it but my son thinks it's great.

  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    I did post some of the pictures at http://community.webshots.com/user/my300m_ you need to go to page 2 to see them. I will post some pics of the Krispy Kreems for you to see later. yum yum :)
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    turned in my 1999 Candy Apple Red 300M with PHP, 360 Watt Stereo, and full size spare. Yesterday. The car was great. However air conditioning started leaking and the right rear window motor burned out right before the end of the lease.

    The Chrysler dealers around here were not very eager to make any deals. Plus many of them don't have PHP on their lots. And those who do, have the loaded with everything else and say "but this car is loaded with everything, I can't give you a good deal". Or if I want to lease - "but over the years the price has grown while the residual has dropped, I don't think I can give you a good lease deal". I don't understand these dealers - I have watched their inventory online and they had had the same cars on their lots for TWO months or longer. Do they EVER want to sell them?

    So all that was putting too much stress on me. I would have continued shopping for a 300M but I checked out this Acura dealer and he gave me a good lease deal on the TL Type-S. That was actually a few weeks ago and I turned it down, hoping to find another 300M. But he called again the other day and offered an even slightly better deal. And he really showed that he wanted my business.

    So I have a 48-month lease on Acura TL-S now. It is Aegean Blue with black interior. Very nice car, very nice ride, smooooooth transmission.

    But I already miss my 300M. I miss the Auto headlights. I miss the courtesy lights for rear passengers (TL only has a dome light). I miss the trip computer (TL only has two trip-o-meters). I miss 300M's turning ability and readiness to fishtail a bit. I miss the adjustable rear headrests.

    What I am going to miss the most is the 300M crowd in this forum. I think I am going to hang out here anyway.
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    fold down rear seats.

    gas strut trunk hinges.

    key-hole in the trunk lid that was so convenient for closing the trunk.
  • but your heart is still in it and you still appreciate the aura of the car---we hope you visit often just like fastdriver and hopefully fuzzywuzzy---bet you'll be eying the 300N in a couple more years (or who knows, maybe the Chronos)---maybe we should rename this the acura and 300M owners forum---

    Easyrider300M
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    300M is a VERY special car. I knew I wanted it when I first saw its pre-production unit at the NY Auto Show quite a few years ago. I got it, I enjoyed it a lot. I hope I will have another 300 in the future.

    300M is an amazing car. It is quite big yet it does not feel big. It accelerates well, especially with age. It handles really well, I would say unexpectedly well for its size. It pampers with luxury features. It has great visual style inside and out (I miss those gauges). And it is very practical with all that space, huge trunk, and folding rear seats.
  • When you want to laugh but can only cry--Dont give up, just downgrade to a vehicle within your means:


    http://www.losercars.com/images/loser17.jpg

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