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Old 08-03-2004, 06:37 AM   #31
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i went to a lot the other day just to look around, saw a nice 98 ssei, 99 regal gs, but next to them.....2000 300m. ive always liked the styling, but i took a look inside, wow, what a classy car. im starting to look really hard at them. i love the interior exterior of them, they have good power (like 255hp in a 3600lb car) but its no l67......cant have the best of both worlds, they do seem a little smaller than my aurora, in length at least, still kind of a big car..
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One of my friends has a 1998 Olds Aurora (Pearl white QQX with chromies), and his brother owns a 1999 300M. They both agree that the Aurora has the smoother ride, but handles just as well as the 300M. They agree that if they had the choice to buy either one knowing what they know now, it would be a coin toss. They are both great cars, but if you want the high end power the Rora has more. And there isn't much for aftermarket perf mods for the 3.5 DOHC Chrysler, not that the N* has much but there is more.
As for the Riv, they don't ride quite as nice as the Rora, but they are still a damn tight car.
The Regal GS/GSE is/can be a fast ride and look damn sexy at the same time. Too bad I didn't buy that one I was looking at last year. Firemist red (not many made in this color) with the factory chromies and that thing hauled. But be fore-warned that you'll be sacrificing ALOT of ride quality by going to both this or a DSM.

BTW, what do you think you'll be wanting for the car (my brother is looking into selling his 1988 Olds 98 Touring Sedan with almost 300,000 miles and getting a Rora -he'* looked at a few, but they were broke, beat, or the seller'* were full of BS).

Also, Mikey, do you have anything as far as subs or amps go that you'd be selling (I'm looking to spend $200 max for a good used amp and sub -I'm cheap)
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ive been doing some research on the 300'*, seem they're about a 16.0 car, the little aftermarket they have (gears - 100, intake- 100, exhaust 400, tb ????) is about the exact same as a aurora, and it'll make it a consistant 15.5 car. i know it wont be a race car, thats not why im looking at it. i just think they're really classy/nice cars. they've just got more of a upscale, sleeker look than regals, bonnieville'*, and 1st gen aurora'*....but a regal im sure will slam you to the back of the seat and run migh 13'* real easy.

car shopping can be fun and frustrating, i really like the pearl white 2k1 aurora'*...gonna be tough.

sub and amps.......ill sell the cw stage 2 for cheap, dual 4 basically brand new for 100, it is in a box, but id highly recommend a different box. i paid 150 for the sub, and thats dealer pricing, used for about 1.5 weeks. im not sure on which amps to let go right now, ill be selling alot of stuff most likely when i sell the car........deck, subs, amps, cap, possibly rims, maybe more.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, DON'T buy a 300M. Interior parts fall off faster than you can pick them up. Sure they have 250hp but probably only 120 go to the wheels via the worst FWD transaxles of the world. They go from 0-60mph in 8 sec. flat. Look at edmunds.com or carreviews.com and read about these things. I've delt with Chryslers in the past and wouldn't wish that pain on my worst enemy.
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i know there unusually slow for a 252hp 3600lb car. probably cause the engine is mounted as if it was a rwd car, so there are more transmission parts sucking up power to get the power to the front wheels.... but im not looking at them for performance, i know with mods it'll be in the 15.5-15.8 range......im looking at them because the interior is very very nice, much nicer than just about every car in its price range, and they are very good looking on the outside. if i could afford it id probably get a white 2001+ aurora, but they're getting to be to much

car shopping sux somtimes
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