Just watched the local car expert, he reviews a new car every Friday morning
on the News. Today he did the Chrysler 300 and said that it is the new
benchmark for all American can makers. He said the ride is a good a
European car costing $20,000 more. He has never raved about a car like this
before. He had the top of the line touring model with GPS and all that
costs $33,000 but said there is a base model under $23,000 that includes all
power. Maybe Chrysler has taken some ideas from MB.
Depends on what you want. I don't want the ride in my Chyrsler/Dodge car
to be as "good as a European car". And I want both the Chrysler product
AND the Mercedes to have less expensive repairs than EITHER marque has had
in the last five to ten years of model runs. It will be interesting to see
how durability and reliability work out.
96 Dodge (Chrysler company) Viper (rides just like an American muscle car -
99 Mercedes S 420 (60,000 miles - recipient of new vaccum system for doors,
new compressor for cooling, and a few other things totalling about the same
price as a small Ford focus).
Here is the text from their web page:
Car expert Ed Wallace takes a look at the new Chrysler 300 sedan. It comes
with a choice of three engines: 190 hp V-6, 250 hp V-6 and 340 hp V-8 (This
is the Hemi engine and only on the 300C). Base price is $22,970, but that
includes power windows and locks and really doesn't need any options,
although Ed would recommend anti-lock brakes forsure. The 300 Touring model,
is hard loaded including navigation system, leather, traction control and
electronic stability control. List price is $34,215.
Ed says this is without a doubt the best driving and handling American sedan
he's reviewed. Cadillacs and Town Cars should drive this well.
You can catch "Wheels with Ed Wallace" on 570 KLIF on Saturday mornings from
8am-1pm. You can also read Ed's column every Sunday in the Automotive
Section of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
I used to really enjoy listening to Ed Wallace's show, but it is now
filled with so much liberal political B.S. and non-car commentary that
it has become boring and uninformative as far as automobiles go. He
rants on and on with his historical and political commentary, all very
liberally biased and only occasionally comments on cars. JMO.
What is the political commentary in the review of the 300? I can not see
any in it. I never listen to his shows. just on the 3 min TV appearance,
maybe he doesn't have the opportunity to spout junk there.
Gets a rather mixed review in yesterday's Sunday Times (UK's leading quality
Sunday with a circulation of about 1.3 m).
Technically not up to equivalent-engined BMWs. Audis and Mercs, nor is the
interior, but for the money GBP 30K, at least GBP 10K cheaper than the named
rivals, well worth it.
One point made is that the 300C is a new large car in an area largely
abandoned by other manufacturers because of the introduction of SUVs.
To me the most significant info was that this car type was finally being
offered in the UK. Maybe this means we will now see the whole Chrysler
range offered here. What this will contribute to total automobile pleasure
is moot, but that's up to individual buyers to decide.
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