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Old 08-11-2004, 05:49 PM   #21
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Rode in my cousin'* '04 GTO. NICE ride! Putting it in gear makes the rear of the vehicle lower. The sound is fantastic! So MEATY! Yay for V8 power!

Personally, I like the Solstice and hope it does well. I'm just not sure that a manual top will appeal to very many people. We'll see. More HP is a must, as well.
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Fastest stock GXP in the 1/4 ive seen is 15.3.

Fastest stock GTO in the 1/4 ive seen is 14.5
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one thing that nobody seems to be looking at is Reliability. How much do you want to bet the 300C is going to be a major headache and falling apart way before the GXP will even have any major problems? This is how I've seen it for a long time.. Chrysler products are flashy, good looking cars, but mechanically and reliability wise, they don't measure up. Just what I've noticed. Like our Dakota for example. It was the best damn looking small truck, but wow.. mechanically it wasn't very reliable. Transmission problems at 55,000 miles is pathetic!
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Putting it in gear makes the rear of the vehicle lower.
What? From acccelerating or automatic adjustment of the shocks.?
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one thing that nobody seems to be looking at is Reliability. How much do you want to bet the 300C is going to be a major headache and falling apart way before the GXP will even have any major problems?
Very good point!!

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Putting it in gear makes the rear of the vehicle lower.
What? From acccelerating or automatic adjustment of the shocks.?
I was wondering the same thing. I know either Honda or Acura (I know, same thing ) put out a vehicle that automatically crouched the suspension once you hit 80mph.

Is this the same type of thing where the suspension crouches by the computer when put into drive?
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The GXP may have a lower engine score because not of Peak HP, but the entire RPM output. The Northstar doesn't have much off the line, which may be part of it.

Euro car? No the 300c is american, designed here and built here. They just took a suspension design, from a brother that knows wtf it'* doing. If i had 32k would I buy a Magnum/300c or a GXP (on a deal) or a GTO?

I'd buy the 300c.

GTO if i had a garage, and a beater. Just because i'd keep it forever. The GXP is nice and all, but it'* not worth the going price. Heck i'd rather spend 8k less for the SLE, then build up the L36 inside over the GXP N*.
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Putting it in gear makes the rear of the vehicle lower.
What? From acccelerating or automatic adjustment of the shocks.?
I was wondering the same thing. I know either Honda or Acura (I know, same thing ) put out a vehicle that automatically crouched the suspension once you hit 80mph.

Is this the same type of thing where the suspension crouches by the computer when put into drive?
It lowers when the car is put into Drive. It'* either automatic adjustment of the shocks, or it'* just the torque from the rear wheels. Either way, it'* HOT.
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The 300C was a major blow.
This will be the KO punch.
http://thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=7410
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The 300C was a major blow.
This will be the KO punch.
http://thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=7410
OMG!!!
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the 300c is bada$$, but i fear that it will turn into an Escalade type of vehicle...

anyone peeps the new Charger yet???
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