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Old 04-19-2005, 01:50 PM   #21
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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.
Ask yourself this, who'* gonna have GXP bumpers in 5 years? Think it'll be cheaper then a 300 bumper?
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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.
Ask yourself this, who'* gonna have GXP bumpers in 5 years? Think it'll be cheaper then a 300 bumper?
You mean parts in general? Yes, years down the road GXP specific parts will be hard to come by.
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Yup jwikoff99. 300'* are selling like hot cakes, so there will be plenty of parts for them.

But no, not eveyone needs 350 HP in theirs either. How many moms driving them need that? The Hemi is there for the performance crowd who wants a big muscle car. The fact they give you those engine choices all with AWD or RWD is amazing.
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Can you get AWD Hemi?
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Yup, after playing around on their site a Hemi AWD starts around 35k.

Hemi RWD starts around 34k.

2.7 = 190 HP
3.5= 250 HP
5.7 = 340 HP.
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Yup, after playing around on their site a Hemi AWD starts around 35k.

Hemi RWD starts around 34k.

2.7 = 190 HP
3.5= 250 HP
5.7 = 340 HP.
6.1 = 425 (for 43 g'*)
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While it is agood point about the GXP parts , I wasn't talking about the body parts. The engine mechanicals for the Northstar are tried and tested, while the Hemi is an all-new engine-without a reliability record. You know how much it is for German engine parts? If you think the Hemi is a tougher engine, keep in mind the Northstar is one of the few engine STILL on the market that can run without coolant . Just say that about your 300c.

I know its a little off-topic, but what do ya'll think of the other Hemi car, the Dodge " Charger"
(Otherwise known as the Third-generation Intrepid)
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:03 PM   #28
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It'* not my 300c, i'm looking at this objectively not subjectively. The Hemi is an American V8, that has a computer that deactivates some cyls. It'* a very easy process, and GM has it out now too.
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an LS2 owns a hemi any day. They wanna bust out the 6.1, hell, Chevy how has a 7.0!
I think those engines will be reliable down the road. One thing they can do that a N* cannot is run on regular fuel.
I dont think you can compare a 4.6L Northstar to a 5.7L Hemi engine. Of course the HEMI will make more power, it has .9L more space to work with! If you want to compare the HEMI to anything, compare it to the LS1 or LS2.
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FYI GXP N* runs fine on regular 87. Owners manual says 87 is fine as well but to use 91 for max performance but mine is performing fine on 87.
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