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Old 03-16-2004, 06:22 PM   #11
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Cuz it has no grille.... :P

The 300C front end is trying to hard to be a Rolls.

That tach, looks like a Rolex, so it wins my heart there
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The new 300C has a lot going for it. Big V8, cylinder deactivation, classic style and choice of RWD or AWD. This next 300C basically has cooler hardware than the new GXP; typical scenario when we have a brand new platform aiming against a highly revised platform. The 300C style also looks like a fresh break from the wedgy played out profile the current Bonneville has. Overall, I can't find one characteristic in the new GXP that is enticing over the 300C.
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Reliability. Chrysler has had transmission and A/C problems in recent years.
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I think it looks pretty neat. Alot better than the Dodge one thats a station wagon. I saw the commerical the other day and laughed at it (monkey one). What a waste for a hemi.
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Reliability. Chrysler has had transmission and A/C problems in recent years.
I bet lots of people think all american cars are same in reliability (not). But who knows. Also, I heard that they used mercedes transmissions in this car i believe (at least for the hemi?) So i bet that should help them out. I'd still rather have a Bonne GXP just because i like the brand and model more but in terms of performance and price there is no immediate reason to go GXP over C if I were a random consumer. I dont know about aftermarket or possibility to get more power from the Northstar but I doubt that.

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^^^If I were a random customer I wouldn't buy it just because of that grill
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I'd pick a GXP over the 300C any day.

The 300C is the UGLIEST new car I've EVER seen.
When I first saw pics of it, I actually laughed out loud, I couldn't believe any company would bring something so ugly to production. It'* like they're trying to bring back the hideous boxy beasts of the early 80'*. It'* like a retro Dodge Diplomat. The GXP is at least sleek and sexy. I don't care that the GXP is FWD, 300C is so ugly I wouldn't want one even if it had an anti-gravity hovercraft mode and ran on nuclear fusion.
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The GXP is overrated for minimal changes overall with higher price tag. The 300c needs to work on the front end. I'm a pontiac man, but if that 300c had a better front end I'd be cruising with that hemmy engine with new cylinder shut off technology for gas conservation when your not dust'n someone off on the road. I want GXP looks with 300c performance with 300c price tag!
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