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Old 04-15-2005, 11:13 PM   #11
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The 300 starts below 25k with a 2.7, the 3.5 should be just above 25k..

300C (Hemi) starts @ 30k. (2wd) ANY 300 over 40k is dealer markup, and a ******* joke.

The GXP and 300 can still be compared. Both are large cars. around the same price (300c v8 cheaper then GXP at some levels...)
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LMAO...come on, the 300 has a 2.7 option....oh man...

The only 300 that can compare to the GXP is the much bigger V8 Hemi version...big deal... 50'* design with a 60'* engine...

Anyone know what the weight of that 300 is anyway?

Sorry but I cannot stand the styling of the new 300 I'd take the GXP over a 300C in a hot second, it flies under the radar since its production numbers are way less then the 300'*, its progressive in its design and its aggresive without being flamboyant. Iif you 3800 heads could for one second look past the V6s you have, you may find the 4.6L V8 Northstar is a great engine with enough torque and horsepower to hold its own.
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Sorry, I love the Bonne, but brand new more people will choose the 300C over the GXP due to more interior space, better interior layout (color, design) more power and comparable price if not cheaper. Oh yeah, 5spd auto with more quickness. I'm a Pontiac man. Thats why I wouldn't go HEMI!
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LMAO...come on, the 300 has a 2.7 option....oh man...

The only 300 that can compare to the GXP is the much bigger V8 Hemi version...big deal... 50'* design with a 60'* engine...

Anyone know what the weight of that 300 is anyway?

Sorry but I cannot stand the styling of the new 300 I'd take the GXP over a 300C in a hot second, it flies under the radar since its production numbers are way less then the 300'*, its progressive in its design and its aggresive without being flamboyant. Iif you 3800 heads could for one second look past the V6s you have, you may find the 4.6L V8 Northstar is a great engine with enough torque and horsepower to hold its own.
Yep. I've driven a Caddy with the 4.6 and it was much more powerful than our 00' SSEi. Only reason the SSEi'* are often faster is because they'r emodded. You can't compared Moddified engines with stock engines and say that the modded engine is better because it has more power since it'* moddified. We're talking stock here the V8 in the GXP IS better than the 3800 by far. It'* only lacking in the fuel economy aspect.
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Actually most car engines could be considered HEMIs including ours. Marketing hype
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LMAO...come on, the 300 has a 2.7 option....oh man...
mainly for fleet cars and rentals. maybe for broke brothas as well
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LMAO...come on, the 300 has a 2.7 option....oh man...
mainly for fleet cars and rentals. maybe for broke brothas as well
I know I hate all over your 300C, but thats a good point !
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Actually most car engines could be considered HEMIs including ours. Marketing hype
True, considering why it was called a Hemi in the first place. These new "Hemi'*" shouldnt even have that name. The 300 is piece of redesigned Euro-trash. Give an American car American styling, dont copy the Brits and Krauts.
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I don't like the 300/Charger/Magnum but it'* certainly not a 50'*/60s engine. They do perform great too. I can't argue that. Go read some articles on it before you all trash it please. The name is only similarity. IMO the Northstar is great, but needs a higher redline/more power to be competitive. Thank god it finally went to RWD.

Hot Rod has an indepth article of the LS1 (most LSx too) engines, down to casting numbers, and a big feature on the 4.4L SC Northstar this month. They also had a great one abot the magnum/Hemi a year or so ago, and the 5.4L Ford (mostly the blown one) a few months ago. All are great reads, and give more sources for info.
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Gayest thing ever- a base v6 300c with 22'' rims. Keep in mind also that the 3800 and Northstar are very reliable engines. Anyone know how that dispacement-on-demand works after 45,000 miles? Good luck paying for those Mercedes parts after the 36,000 mile warranty expires.
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