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Old 04-28-2005, 02:13 PM   #31
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I was hoping to squeak past on that technicality. How quick can one push the e brake down and then get it back up on these cars? I've never tried mine.
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I was hoping to squeak past on that technicality. How quick can one push the e brake down and then get it back up on these cars? I've never tried mine.
My 93 has a release lever, not the silly push to release.
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A release lever...like back in the old days?
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I'm buying a 2002/2003 300M Special.

I have asked a few shops around here about the mechanical reliability of the 300M, never a complaint, with the Five Point Star they see, Neons, PT'*, and mid 90'* minivans.

I think we GM owners do to much harping on cars we don't know a thing about. Let me be the judge of the build quality and mechanical reliability once I get the keys.
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I'm buying a 2002/2003 300M Special.

I have asked a few shops around here about the mechanical reliability of the 300M, never a complaint, with the Five Point Star they see, Neons, PT'*, and mid 90'* minivans.

I think we GM owners do to much harping on cars we don't know a thing about. Let me be the judge of the build quality and mechanical reliability once I get the keys.
I agree with you. Not sure how long the 300 has been out...but you go test it. We'll see you in between gas stations stops.

Seriously..hope you enjoy the new car.
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The 300 series was introduced in 99 as a shortened and more sporty version of the LHS. the M Special is a factory riced version of the standard M...body kits, lowered, 18", Michy Pilots, HID, 5 more hp, dual exhaust, better suspension.

I think I will enjoy it. I've been disheartened by the General lately, so gonna give someone else a chance.

I prefer the previous 300 to the new 300
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I'm buying a 2002/2003 300M Special.

I have asked a few shops around here about the mechanical reliability of the 300M, never a complaint, with the Five Point Star they see, Neons, PT'*, and mid 90'* minivans.

I think we GM owners do to much harping on cars we don't know a thing about. Let me be the judge of the build quality and mechanical reliability once I get the keys.
I'll have to back you up here... I like the looks of the cars for sure... Ofcourse you know I don't really like them...

But I have seen very few with any trouble... And not many in the Junk Yard(Few and far between) This is a very good thing...

I'd have to say that the 300 M is superior to most all of the Chrysler cars... The cars you listed are the most problematic.... But again I have seen some of those cars go a long ways too... Far more problematic than a 300M tho... And the Minivans... Good for the mostpart... But those Transmissions and those 3.0 Mitsubishi V6'* could become a headache...

In the end I think you may have a car you will like... Maybe not as much of a screamer on the top end as the Olds, But an overall nice car... We can for sure call that a full sized 4 door sedan ( Luxury Style all the way )....LOL

You buy one and we have to have lots of pics.... You may be retired, but you still have to postwhore pics...

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I'm having a really hard time parting with my Aurora tho. The trade in value is respectable at $5000 CDN, but a laundry list of items are ticking me off. Things that a $50 000 car (new) shouldnt have happening.

Chronic burning out of marker lights
Dead interior truck switch
Rattling front suspension (me thinks struts)
Rust under the paint (come on )
Window guide rails that scratch my tint
Malfunctioning sunroof.
Bad driver door speaker
Dead ELC (no fix, replace with shocks from a F250 of all things!!!)

Even after 9 years, this shouldnt be happening to such an expensive car. Engine and trans..no problems...flawless actually. I fixed all the minor stuff.
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I'd be pretty let down on that stuff as well. Doesn't seem the norm though.
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I'm having a really hard time parting with my Aurora tho. The trade in value is respectable at $5000 CDN, but a laundry list of items are ticking me off. Things that a $50 000 car (new) shouldnt have happening.

Chronic burning out of marker lights
Dead interior truck switch
Rattling front suspension (me thinks struts)
Rust under the paint (come on )
Window guide rails that scratch my tint
Malfunctioning sunroof.
Bad driver door speaker
Dead ELC (no fix, replace with shocks from a F250 of all things!!!)

Even after 9 years, this shouldnt be happening to such an expensive car. Engine and trans..no problems...flawless actually. I fixed all the minor stuff.
1995 was the first year for the Aurora wasn't it? 96 being the second...

I'm a little supprised at all of those issues to tell you the truth... But I guess it can happen with age... The part I don't understand( Here is where I agree with you ) My SE Bonnie was 22,000 brand new... all of the windows still work, AC still works, I have some interior trim pieces break, I have had mainly wear and tear on the car... I have beat the **** out of it... Yeah I take care of it, But I run the crapp out of it so when things wear out I expect it as its my own fault.... And so far that 22,000 car has done very well...

Its supprising for an expensive luxury car like the Aurora to be slowly coming apart...

And after seeing some of the issues with the GM products lately, I'm not totally sure about them either...

My 91 was a 17,000 car new... I think it needs a drivers front wheel bearing now... Its been a great car with few problems.... And the interior has held the test of time...

I don't blame you one bit for the direction you may go in... I understand... Some of the people I wish I could help are just too far away....

LOL... Hope you find the one you really want...

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