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  • wimsey1wimsey1 Posts: 201
    I've seen an SSR sitting at a dealer too. Anyone know how they are selling?
    There is a blue SRT-4 in our little town, the owner seems like a rather nice kid.
  • bkswardbksward Posts: 93
    The week of New Year's I saw a Ford 500 in San Diego. It was the day of the Holiday Bowl and near the stadium.

    Mazda 3s are all over the place down here. As are the Scions (a lot more xBs than xAs...) But the Scions have been on sale for around 9 months here.

    Saw a both a Pathfinder Armada on I-5 today and a Nissan Titan in a parking lot in Pacific Beach. Also the new Durango.

    I've seen several Gallardos as well, but I work across the street from the service center for the local Lambo dealer.
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    ...near the Sports Complex in Philadelphia - a new black Rolls-Royce Phantom.
  • jaserbjaserb Posts: 858
    It actually looked more awkward in person than in the pics, to me anyway. Surprising because I liked the pics. It was in kind of an unattractive beige/brown color, so that probably didn't help. Black or silver would work better.

    -Jason
  • vikdvikd Posts: 187
    ...saw an '04 GTO yesterday. Pretty unremarkable exterior wise...

    Regards... Vikd
  • Saw a Nissan Titan the other day. First one I've seen since they've been on sale. I did see the SUV version of the Titan, the Armada, a month back at the Mohegan Sun Casino parking garage here in Connecticut (it had NY plates, though...).
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    One of the high level corporate cronyists at work has a new Armada. Is there some kind of styling theme out there where a vehicle is made to intentionally seem obese? It seems over-wrought at every angle.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,909
    Are Scions being sold nationwide yet? I saw yet another xB today, this one dark blue
  • bretaabretaa Posts: 130
    Saw all of those here in Minnesota this week. The GTO does look purposeful, but it is clearly an older design. It was parked next to a late model Mercury Cougar, and I'd hate to say which was the "fresher" design...

    The 300C is another case entirely. It has tremendous road presence and is very fresh. I couldn't help but think "modern day Bentley" when I was parked next to it.

    I know the SRX has been out a while, but I saw my first one here. It does attract attention. I still think it comes away looking a wee narrow, and not as "planted" as I would like.

    My $0.02.

    - Bret
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    Seen about 13 Acura TL's that I counted.

    Seen about 11 Mazda 3's so far(When I go to work sometimes I see a young girl driving a 3 going the opposite way.)

    I saw a Nissan Pathfinder Armada way back in December or something.

    Seen about 4 Chrysler Crossfire's(not alot of them around.)

    Seen about 4 04 Mitsubishi Galants so far(all 4 in the same day as a matter fact and haven't seen one since.)

    Also have seen a few Caddy SRX's around.
    Seen about maybe 6-10 04 BMW 5 Series around.
  • vikdvikd Posts: 187
    ...the GTO is simply a watered down version of the Volvo C70. I appreciate that Pontiac did away with the cladding theme on the GTO, but they could have made the vehicle just a bit more striking in appearance as would befit the GTO badge. It is one heck of a "sleeper" though! Lots of folks getting fooled at the stop light drags I'll bet...

    Still waiting to see a 300 on the street; saw one on the turntable at the auto show but that's it. Looking forward to see ing the Magnum in person as well.

    Regards... Vikd
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    ...I'd get a GTO and put one of those little "E" Enterprise car rental decals on it and fool people into thinking it's a rental Grand Prix.
  • vikdvikd Posts: 187
    ...I didn't go that far but I know what you mean...yaawwnnn...

    Regards... Vikd
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590
    has a son who works as a tech at a Chrysler dealership. He said that the 300's are in stock now. They only got a few of them though, and naturally, they're loaded to the gills. <sigh> Looks like it's gonna be the Pacifica/K-car/Volare all over again!
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590
    that's a sick idea, but I kinda like it! It'd be a nice practical joke...maybe if one of my co-workers ever shows up with a GTO, I'll do it to them! ;-)
  • seminole_kevseminole_kev Posts: 1,722
    I dunno. That 300c (specifically the "c" version with the V8) intriques me. I might, in a year or two, get a new car and I'm mulling the idea of a big cruiser that might still be a little fun. The 300c is the only version of the 300 I'd be interested in. So I'm hoping they have a bunch of loaded c's in stock (ok minus the sunroof) in dark blue ;-)

    Actually, I'd probably just order it from the factory.

    it's weird, but there's something about the 300c that draws me too it. Can't quite figure it out. I'll have to go drive it to see if I might get one, or hate its size enough not to be tempted by it.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 21,590
    the 300C intrigues me too! When I made a reference to the Volare/K-car/Pacifica though, what I meant was that they still seem to be repeating their old habits of only offering fully loaded-up models at first, which tends to hurt sales. They made that mistake with the Volare in '76, and almost botched the launch of the K-car by only offering loaded models to begin with, and did the same thing with the Pacifica.

    I agree though, that the Hemi C is probably the only model I'd be interested in, but I'm also not ready to pay $30K+ for car yet! My Intrepid came out to about $22.3K out the door, and looking back, sometimes I wish I hadn't spent that much, and just got a used one instead.

    With a 3.5, the 300 might not be TOO bad, but this car just screams out for the Hemi! And I think I have a rough idea of about how a 300 with the 2.7 will peform. Probably about the same as my Intrepid with 4 people on board and a trunk full of luggage. Umm, no thanks!
  • seminole_kevseminole_kev Posts: 1,722
    oddly enough I had a talk with the wife over breakfast this morning about a...(ahem) hypothetical situation if I was to buy a new car in a year or so about how much she'd be comfortable with me spending. (Hey she runs the checkbook and does a hell of a lot better job than I can/did!). Specifically targeting the 300c optioned out the way I want (approx $35,000 MSRP). Well she didn't have a problem with that. So woo hoo.

    Then she turned around and said "This isn't about that Chrysler you've been looking at is it!?!?! No! No way you're spending that much money on a Chrysler! A Chrysler?!?!?" She then proceded to rattle off a few "suggestions" as to what other cars I should look at in that price range ;-)

    I'm going to look around at quite a wide range of cars, but I'm going to give the 300c a fair shake. I think she has a little issue with the Chrysler name though ;-)

    *To be fair, she works for a law firm that handles bankruptcies for DaimlerChrysler, so I think she's also burnt out on the name.
  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    I worked at JDRP for ten years, I don't regret my move from law firm slave to bartender one bit!
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,071
    ...turns out to be all that, I might consider one as a cost-effective alternative to a new STS. The only problem is, I'm happy with Cadillac and Cadillac service in general. I've only owned one Chrysler vehicle - a 1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue - and it turned out to be one of the best I've ever owned. However, the one experience I had with Chrysler service was awful. I needed a new wheel lock wrench and the surly guy behind the counter gave me a response as if I just told him I slept with his wife. Fortunately, this dealer was bought out by somebody else so maybe things have changed.
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