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Old 09-27-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hello all!
I'm new to this site; but have been reading posts about the GXP for
several months now. So here'* my question to you owners of 2004 gxp;*.
After reading about varies problems on the car; ie. brake dust; brake squealing;
trans issues and most of all gas mileage blues; would you still buy the car? I'm asking
this because I'm "this" close to buying an '05 (once the rebates hit $5000 again).
But to be honest' I'm a little scared after reading some of your posts. Let me say that
I had driven the car and love the "good vibes" of the exhaust; car rides and handles
sweet and while the power off the line is ok; once the revs build the n star starts
cooking. I'm no "virgin" to gm cars. At present have a 2000 regal gs w/ 3800 sc power
great off the line,but coarse at highway speeds, during kickdown.The regal has given
me good service but getting up there in mileage; and I love the look and size of the
gxp; but to be honest i'm alittle gun shy. I know there can be problems with any car;
and I've had gm cars all my life; including a '84 grand national. So; how about it guys?
Please be honest. I value your input! Thanks UncleBuck
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Old 09-27-2004, 03:20 PM   #2
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It'* really up to you. There are a lot of great cars out there around the same price of the GXP. If you are really skeptical, go try out some other cars, and see what you want to do.
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Old 09-27-2004, 07:31 PM   #3
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Yf you are at all partial to the styling of the new Chrysler 300C, definitely take one for a drive. You will love it.
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I'd be curious to see what a few of our GXP owners would say on the subject. We have about a dozen now. I don't think any of them regret their decision.
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I have about 12,000 miles on my '04 GXP and I don't regret buying it at all! In fact, I look forward to climbing into it every day! I spend anywhere from 2-6 hours each day in the car for work and/or personal use. My only issue so far has been a bad foglight switch that the dealer fixed promptly. I get about 17 mpg in 50/50 driving; about 23-24 on the highway. I do have plenty of front brake dust and maybe a slight squeek from the rear brakes, but I only hear it occasionally with the windows down. I came from a modded '97 GTP ....and I don't miss her one bit!
I have not driven the 300C or Magnum - I'm not partial to DC cars or the styling.
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if you do buy, send me a PM, i'll give you a code to give you a discount.

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p.*. that goes for everyone - i can do two a month
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I have about 7,000 miles on mine and I've loved every single one of them. I was the one that posted on the tranny, but I'm not sweating that. A trip to the dealer and it'll be all good.

The brake dust and squealing is no big shakes either. I love the exhaust note, the fact that it'* a V-8 (and a Northstar to boot), the looks I get on the road, and the list goes on and on...

I also used to own a 2000 Regal GS. I went from that to a 2003 Vibe GT, but since my better half didn't like the three pedals on the floor I ended up taking advantage of the $5,000 rebates along with some GM card points and my Father-in-law'* GM employee discount and hayooooo!!!

You can go to any car forum that'* out there and you will see posts of "issues" that people have with their cars. That'* why we're here...to talk about the cars that we love.
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Came from an LS impala with 3.8L V6, 200hp. This car is amazing. Wouldn't trade it for anything. So what it makes some brake dust, and the brakes on my don't squeak anymore. Guess I just had a rock or spec of sand embeded on the pad. Go for it, you'll love the car. As for the 300C, good luck resting your arm on the window sill as you drive with the windows down, oh, and good luck even seeing out the side windows for that matter. lol, what an ugly car. It'* outrageousness got old REALLY FAST.
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As for the 300C, good luck resting your arm on the window sill as you drive with the windows down, oh, and good luck even seeing out the side windows for that matter. lol, what an ugly car. It'* outrageousness got old REALLY FAST.
i couldn't have said it better myself.
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I wish I could get out of mine. I wanted you to see the good before I chimed in. I will tell you this. It is fun to drive, the music from the stereo as well as the exhaust will make you smile. It stops like it wants to remove your eyes from the sockets. The interior looks better then anything else I have seen. (I am rather fond of the CTS-V though) So why am I unhappy? Because it'* not the car I thought I researched so well. I have beat this horse to death here so just look up my previous posts and you'll get the whole picture. Had I done my research here I wouldn't own it, but I didn't, and now I do, so I just suffer thru the good and live with the bad. In the end I could be in a worse position.
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