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Old 12-11-04, 03:51 PM
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New car brag thread + recommend a wax

I picked up my new 300C last week after waiting over 2 months for one to come in. It had 5 miles on it when I drove it off the lot. I was waiting for a nice day to take pictures but the weather has sucked here.

Lots of fun to drive, though the stability control program kicks in way too soon.

There was another couple looking at a regular 300 when I drove up to pick mine up. They were complaining it was an old mans car to the salesman. He pointed out that I was here to pick one up. (I'm 25 and look a bit younger). They bought one.

Anyway, I'm looking for a good wax. Meguire's good? I don't mind putting some effort into it, but don't want to have to go buy a buffer and spend all day on it.

Minor compaint: It uses 5-20W oil. From what I've seen, most places don't have it.

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I have used Klasse it works great. Nice ride man.

http://www.premiumautocare.com/klasse.html
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nice looking car, same styping as those new station wagons. what does the stability control program actually do?

i am not sure if i am "sold" on the new design trend that makes the car look "thicker" from the kicker panel upto the window... reminds me of an old car with the tiny windows
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Sweet car man . I'm a truck person, but if I were to get a car this one would be it. I can't give a recommendation for a car wax because I just go to a car wash (live at an apartment building; plus washing/waxing a suburban is serious chore!).
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What is the difference from the 300 to the 300C? Is yours the one with the V8 Hemi?
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Ohh, and if you don't mind how much did you end up paying for yours, I am really interested in the 300 series.
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Originally Posted by Wooderson
What is the difference from the 300 to the 300C? Is yours the one with the V8 Hemi?

The C has the Hemi.
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Originally Posted by Wooderson
Ohh, and if you don't mind how much did you end up paying for yours, I am really interested in the 300 series.

I paid the supplier discount price (~invoice) because of the company I work for. They recently stopped doing the discount on all HEMI equiped vehicles though (and the viper).

For everyone else, good luck finding a dealer that will sell you one for anything under MSRP. There was one crappy dealer that had the exact one I wanted months ago and wouldn't sell it for anything other than $5k OVER MSRP. Don't shop at Alexander in Franklin, TN. EVER. For other reasons also.

Most dealers are having a real hard time getting stock. And when they do, it's sold within hours.



Stability control will apply brakes and limit engine torque when it thinks you are losing control or the wheels are slipping. It really limits the power in 1st gear and will keep you from burning out. Luckily there is an off switch but it doesn't turn it completely off from what I can tell, only relaxes the control a bit.

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i've heard good results on black cars with Zaino.

they look like bentley's. throw on some 22's and wow.

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if not meguiars, I'd use Mothers.
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Originally Posted by Mole177
i've heard good results on black cars with Zaino.

they look like bentley's. throw on some 22's and wow.


There is an SRT-8 version coming out early next year. Comes with 20s, lowered a few inches. But most importantly a 425hp version Hemi (they bore it out to 6.1L)! Good luck getting one, its hard enough to find a 300C now.
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I usually use Meguiars, but I am cheap and lazy Less than $10 a can and easy to apply, decent enough protection and shine for an everyday driver.

There is also a Q&A to help pick the best product for you

http://www.meguiars.com/rx/rx_main.asp


I am putting one of these hood strips on my new car

http://www.invinca-shield.com/main.htm

My old car had a ton of chip damage to the front hood region due to flying highway debris (nothing a wax could have prevented). I spent hours with various chemicals to cure the rust that resulted from many of the chips over the years.
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Originally Posted by asabase
There is an SRT-8 version coming out early next year. Comes with 20s, lowered a few inches. But most importantly a 425hp version Hemi (they bore it out to 6.1L)! Good luck getting one, its hard enough to find a 300C now.
That could be SWEET!!

I'm not a huge fan of most domestic cars, and I dislike all of the "hemi" propaganda, but that car is NICE.

-pedagogue
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy
I have used Klasse it works great. Nice ride man.

http://www.premiumautocare.com/klasse.html
Good-looking car.

I second BigDaddy's Klasse recommendation. I use the "All in One" polish followed by the High Gloss Sealant Glaze. It works great on dark-colored vehicles (I have a dark blue-grey Passat). I bought the Concours Kit from the site referenced by BD above.

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Do I need to get anything for the leather? I seem to remember people saying most so-called leather treatment products do more harm than good.
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Originally Posted by asabase
Do I need to get anything for the leather? I seem to remember people saying most so-called leather treatment products do more harm than good.
I use all 3 of the Lexol products indicated here. The first two are for your leather, the vinlyex is for your dash. I like all of them.
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Originally Posted by asabase
There is an SRT-8 version coming out early next year. Comes with 20s, lowered a few inches. But most importantly a 425hp version Hemi (they bore it out to 6.1L)! Good luck getting one, its hard enough to find a 300C now.


http://www.allpar.com/cars/lx/srt8-chrysler.html
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I do the full "Mothers" process on my 34 year old VW and it looks great despite the not so great paintjob.
As for Oil....my VW uses 20w50. I use Castrol with no problems. I also used Castrol 15w40 in my GTi I used to have.
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Great looking car but too bad it's the new "pimp" car here in Charlotte. Hard to find one around town that isn't ghetto'd out.
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That's what I don't like about it. As soon as more are available, you'll see them all with 22" spinners and a vibrating trunk from two 12" subs blasting.
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Has anybody used Zaino? I have heard great reviews about it throughthe Mustang site I frequent. It is only available directly from Zaino, not available in stores!
http://zainostore.com/

Enhance Your Zaino Experience
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/zaino.html

Leather Care: http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/...ory_Code=Zaino
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Originally Posted by Mole177
they look like bentley's. throw on some 22's and wow.
My girlfriend mentioned to me one night that her next door neighbor's new boyfriend drives a Bentley. She just went on about who would park a Bentley in a poor apartment complex like her's.

That night the guy pulls in and it's a 300. I couldn't blame her, though. Chrysler went out of their way to mask that it's a Chrysler.



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Love the engine, just not a big fan of the styling
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I recommend ear wax. Seriously though, nice looking car. congrats!
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Great Car! Also manufactured in my hometown...

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