What kind of car do you drive?

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What kind of car do you drive?

Post by fluffernuffer » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:00 am

Does (or would) anyone here drive a Chrysler 300? If so, do you like it? I'm soured on Chrysler at the moment. I have to trade in a lemon Pacifica and this is what their offering. Call me grandpa, I know.

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Post by jOnNiE » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:04 am

um....that car looks like it would take 2 years of my annual income. No Way in H I would buy it at this point in my life. But, if you can afford it go for it. What are the perks of this car...gas milage? warranty?

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Post by the tide » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:50 am

I see that car and I think thug. It's perfect!

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Post by moe » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:46 am

i got a Sanford and Son looking V6 4wd 2003 nissan frontier, black.
i beat the shit out of it, and run over old ladies every chance i get.
the front quarter panel is ripped half off, the bed is dented to hell, and the driver side door only opens half way.
makes me feel like a renegade.
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Post by Black Pope » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:02 am

I have a 2-004 Chevy Colorado and it has been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned.
Chrysler's quality control is the lowest of the big three; you gamble any time you buy one. Seriously, I'd avoid Chrylser Plymouth Dodge like grim death. They ranking is only getting worse.
I'll post a picture of me truck a bit later, I think.

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Post by Mike » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:18 am

I have a very clean - 1997 Nissan Pickup (before they renamed it frontier) King-Cab 4 cylinder 2WD. It has 112K miles, and used to belong to my dad. I had driven company vehicles almost since I have gotten out of school. I have honestly never had a car payment in my life. I bought one company car - 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis, and drove it until it had 227k miles - then gave it to my Grand Parrents. So when I changed jobs, and lost my company car - my dad kindly gave me his Nissan.

Chrysler 300 eh? If you need a 4 pasenger car, and not a mini-van or something like that for hauling kids around in, I would suggest getting the Dodge charger variant of that car - not becasue I know anything about them, but becasue they look cool!

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Post by fluffernuffer » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:26 am

Mike wrote:If you need a 4 pasenger car, and not a mini-van or something like that for hauling kids around in.
St00pid kids.

That's exactly my dilemma...we hate mini vans but can't find a car big enough to fit 3 kids (one in a booster). If it weren't for them I'd get a Mini Cooper or a motorcycle and be done with it. The 300 has gotten decent reviews though. We'll see.

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Post by hoodie » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:00 am

a 99 Jeep Cherokee
Hippymod drives an SUV?!?!? :shock:

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Post by pls » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:00 am

MoPar all the way for me.

I picked up a Chrysler New Yorker in Sarasota last summer via eBay, an '89, for $860, to use as my main ride. Great car - very comfortable, decent gas mileage, etc. Also drive a '92 Dakota, and I still have a '66 Barracuda (Formula S) and a '66 Dodge A100 pickup, just for fun.

BP, what sources did you use to bash Chrysler? I'd stay away from '70's Aspens and Volares for sure, but I've had excellent luck with all of the MoPars I've owned - I couldn't put 212,000 on a car ('69 Barracuda) without some quality being built into the vehicle ...

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Post by sasquatch » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:14 pm

Fluff,
If you get that silver 300, you should get a gold nugget pinky ring to match. Maybe a darker color would look less like retirement transportation? :D

My current number one ride is "Marguerite"... my '96 Ford Ranger with 180,000 miles of road trips on it:

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My current number two ride is "Butch"... my homemade '67 Offroad Beetle (currently finishing the rebuilding of him after getting hit by a teenager driver):

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The car I miss the most is "Ruby"... my old '71 Westfalia that I sold a few years ago (no drooling on her Hoodie!):

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Obviously, I haven't had a car payment in decades!
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Post by jwd » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:29 pm

99 Cougar.. 28MPG .. not bad for a V6...

Really miss the Fiero 86se V6...

Miss the 71 TR-6 Triumph most of all tho...


sigh..


Sooner or later, when I have two nickels to rub together, will buy a TDI VW and brew my own bio... (right after I get a new MBP 15"... sigh.. need $$$) And the Harley, can't forget the Harley... sigh.........

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Post by Blind Willie » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:44 pm

'89 Toyota pickup with a canopy. I've lived in it, driven it all up and down the west coast packed full of music gear and lumber, and generally beaten the crap out of it, but it's still running great at over 220k miles with minimal service.

Before that was my '66 Bug. Spent 10 years fixing it up and driving it and fixing it up again. Loved that car, but I spent way too much time underneath it.

Sas ... those photos bring back some memories. Ex-gf had a red '71 Westphalia exactly like your old one. Had some amazing camping trips in that bus. :D

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Post by michelle » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:39 pm

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yes yes I know it really cant be much girlie than that

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Chrystler 300

Post by Syzygy » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:50 pm

I think the Chrystler 300 looks like a dictators car.

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Re: Chrystler 300

Post by jwd » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:47 pm

Syzygy wrote:I think the Chrystler 300 looks like a dictators car.
dictator....


Olie and Leena were getting ready to go to a costume party. Leena had been prodding Olie to get his costume ready for hours. Finally, Leena went to the bedroom to put on her costume.

15 minutes later..

"No, no, no, Leena, you're NOT going to the party dressed like THAT!"

Leena had come from the bedroom dressed in only a lemon, placed over her crotch.

"Oh Olie, shut up now, and get dressed."

"No, I forbid you to go the the party dressed like that, what will the neighbors think when you show up at the Moose Lodge dressed like that?"

"They'll think the hot dish I made isn't the only hot dish in the place don't you know."

Olie grumbled and disappeared to get dressed for the party.

About 15 minutes later Leena could be heard from several houses away, "NOOOO! You are NOT going to the Moose Lodge dressed like THAT!"

"Now now Leena. If you can go dressed as a sour puss, I can go as a dick-tator!"


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Post by Packman » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:51 am

What do I drive?

Hmmmm......well I have choices....

For work 2003 Ford Expedition
For fun 1951 Chev Pickup minor custom or 1986 Honda V-65 Magna soon I will have a 1957 Chev Pickup minor custom, 1962 Pontiac Bonneville 428 with dual quads, or my 1976 Trans Am 500+ HP with a 455.

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Post by shock-n-ya'll » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:12 am

wife and kids 2003 yukon suburban, me 1967 ford F250 4x4 yep Im a redneck. :wink:

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Post by Scad » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:50 am

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Post by One Big Wave » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:50 am

I drive a pimptastic 2001 taurus, unless my family is feeling nice enough to let me drive the '69 Mercedes 280 SL
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Post by Drifter » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:36 am

My current ride, '02 Dodge Durango, has never given me a problem. The only maintence, change the oil and new tires...

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My honey, a 1987 Honda CRX Si (poor thing has been in storage for two years now). I got her in '88 with 13k miles. She has been from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast, Chicago to New Orleans, and all points in between at 40 mpg, and all after I parked her on a guard rail backwards with three wheels in the air after surfing the guard rail for 30 feet, and within pennies of being totaled (ahhh, youth and the belief that you are immortal). She was also stolen out of my driveway when I lived in Los Angeles, only to be recovered 4 days later. Now at 302K miles, she never misses a beat, never needs any major repairs, always starts (despite storage), and is still delivering the most fun out of any car I have ever driven, just a overgrown go-cart. I'll be buried in that car.

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I also have a '71 SS/RS Camaro in my folks garage in Louisiana, waiting on me to come get it. Dad got it when I was 10 month's old, I bought it from him when I got older, only 70K miles.

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My first was a '81 Chevy Luv pick-up, you cannot kill those trucks. Drain all the oil out, and they get better gas milage. I miss that truck, even if it did not have enough power to get out of it's own way, 0-60 in 22 seconds.

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Post by jimski » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:34 pm

I have a '93 Grand Cherokee for work and running around. Three kids so I just throw one in the far back if I need to. 175k miles with no major problems.
For the wife and road trips I have a '93 E150 conversion van.
And my toy is a '72 Cuda.
Next on the list will be either a Dodge Ram or Toyota Tundra.
Since high school I've had 3 Mopars, 2 AMCs and 2 Fords. No brand loyalty here. Not big on payments either. Only 4 primary vehicles since 1980 and only 1 was bought new.

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Post by Black Pope » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:38 am

Well, this is a bad picture of mah girl Pearle:

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She's a 2004 Chevy Colorado with an Inline 5...never had one of those before. I use it for all my driving and for a landscaping business in the summer. 23 MPG on highway, much less in the city. She's all heart.

My statements about CPD all come from my brothers; engineers and mechanics, every one. They describe buying a CPD as a gamble; you get a great car, or terrible, and not much in between. It seems there are always a batch of CPD in one of their lots, getting fixed for poor quality control issues.
Their finanacial woes are pretty well documented, as are Ford and GM's.
Now, as I continued to search for articles on the quality control problems at Chrysler, all I found were two things:
First, a socialist websites seem to have a real problem with any of the "Big 3"..lol
Second, most people's "evidence" seems to be much the same as mine: from personal experience. Thus, allow me to restate my original premise from:
Chrysler's quality control is the lowest of the big three; you gamble any time you buy one. Seriously, I'd avoid Chrylser Plymouth Dodge like grim death. They ranking is only getting worse.
to:

In my opinion, Chrysler's quality control is the lowest of the big three; you gamble any time you buy one. Seriously, I'd avoid Chrylser Plymouth Dodge like grim death. I believe with all my heart that they ranking is only getting worse.

For mah boy pls...woohoooo

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Post by pls » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:27 pm

Black Pope wrote:In my opinion, Chrysler's quality control is the lowest of the big three; you gamble any time you buy one. Seriously, I'd avoid Chrylser Plymouth Dodge like grim death. I believe with all my heart that they ranking is only getting worse.

For mah boy pls...woohoooo
Getting out the green Sharpie here ... it's "Chrysler", and Plymouth met its demise a couple of years ago, so you don't have to worry about buying a new Plymouth any more. I'm not so sure that the association with Daimler has been the best idea for Chrysler, but its association with Mitsubishi and using that company's engines has been a quiet success. I've had 3 Mitsu engines in 3 MoPars and found them to be bullet-proof. I'll stand by all of my MoPars. As far as VW's go ... I had three of them ('67 Beetle, '68 Squareback, '71 SuperBeetle), and they were all lemons. 1st one was probably the best, although it leaked oil; the Squareback, the first mass-production car to use electronic fuel injection, had an engine failure at 42,000 miles (I found out later that I should have retro-converted it to carburetion), and the 3rd dropped a valve into the engine and completely destroyed it. The only Chevy truck I owned ('63) "threw" its starter, which broke completely from the engine. Worst car I ever owned, as far as quality control goes, was a '70 Fiat 850, a convertible. I don't have room here to list everything that went wrong with that roller skate, but I'll mention that the frames of most of them rusted out so badly in the USA that they literally bent in half ...

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Post by Mouldy Dog » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:05 pm

looking at this thread it makes me wanna move to the states buy a suv and stick two fingers up to the enviroment......

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Post by Black Pope » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:31 pm

Or, you could leave Europe and enjoy time away from the perpetual clouds of black that kick out of the high milleage/dirty burning vehicles.
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Post by Mouldy Dog » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:37 pm

lol,

our st00pid government have raised taxes on cars here, I now have to £400.00 per year car tax before i even get in the bloody thing.....

i have a renault espace 7seat people carrier, if i sell it for a smaller car i then have to take two cars when we all go out together.....

defeats the objetc if you ask me....

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Post by Packman » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:57 pm

pls wrote: but its association with Mitsubishi and using that company's engines has been a quiet success.
Engines have never been Chryslers problem. They have made several bullet proof motors. 225 slant six, 318, 360, 440, etc.....it's everything else around the motor where the problems are.

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