Sunday, January 29, 2006

Dub Car Show

Some pretty cool cars showed up at the 2005 dub carshow. Here are links to some photos:


Twista's 300c - Dodge Charger - The Game 300c

Check out the wild grille on this 300c

More photos over at CarDomain

Friday, January 27, 2006

Dodge Charger SRT8 Accessories

When I started this blog, it was a place for me to store links to 300C accessory sites. But now the Dodge Charger SRT8 is capturing a lot of nice press and attention and I can tell from my web site stats, that people are looking for dodge charger srt8 accessories.

Interestingly enough, the Dodge Charger was named “most accessory friendly car" at the SEMA show. Some of the kinds of accessories that are available for the SRT8 charger include:

Interior Parts and Accessories
Air Freshners
Anti-Theft Devices
Arm Rests
Cabin Air Filtration
Cargo Area
Dash Kits
Door Entry Guards
DVD Players
Floor Mats
Remote Start Systems
Safety Kits
Smoking Accessories

Exterior Parts and Accessories
Auto Tags
Bicycle Carriers
Body Graphics
Chrome Trim
Fascia Accents
Fender Vents
Fog Lights
Front End Covers
Gas Cap
Hoods & Scoops
License Frames
Park Distance Sensors
Rear Fascia Accent Panels
Rocker Panels
Roof Racks
Side Window Deflectors
Splash Guards
Sport Vents
Touch-Up Paint
Towing Accessories
Vehicle Cover
Vertical Door Kits
Wings and Spoilers
Wiper Blades

Performance Parts and Accessories
Computer Chips & Performance Modules
Exhaust Systems
Intake Systems
Remote Start Systems
Spark Plug Wires
Throttle Body Spacers

Mopar Dodge Charger Performance Lowering Springs

Wheels and Tires
TIS Wheels
Wheel Accessories

Dodge Charger SRT8 Collectibles
Bar Stools
Storage Accessories
Throw Blankets
Utility Mats

WOW! Now you can see why the Charger was named the most "accessory friendly car".

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300C Back from the Repair Shop

After a week, and almost $4000 later, I finally got my 300C back from the repair shop. After riding around in a Nissan Sentra, getting back into the more aptly sized 300C was a welcome relief.

They did a good job on the repairs, which were mostly not cosmetic. The trunk had a small dent in it and the rear sensors were knocked out on the passenger side. I also had a few small dents/scratches repaired on the front driver side fender and hood. Looks like new. It should for $4000 freaking dollars.

While the repair shop people were very nice and did a good job, the one thing I thought sucked was this. I recieved an estimate from the repair shop to fix everything for $3000. The insurance company of the person that hit me sent an adjuster and they gave an estimate of $3400. So I was sent a $3400 check. Then the repair shop called to say there was "additional damage" underneath. They said the additional costs for that would be paid directly to the repair shop. Fine.

When they called to tell me the car was ready, I asked what the total damage was - pun intented, and they said $3400, just like the estimate. I corrected her, looking at a printout of the only estimate they ever gave me, that should have been $3000. Her response was that they always go by the adjuster/insurance company estimate.

Now that's a load of crap if you ask me. Not because I was trying to make $400, but because if the insurance company estimate would have come in under the repair shop estimate, guess who would be paying the difference? Me.

But when the insurance company estimate comes in over the repair shop estimate, they get to keep the difference. Ha, smells like pain and suffering to me.

No matter how nice the repair shop people were, and the work they did, I will never go back to them again because I think it's slimy to play this situation the way they did.

I'm not so annoyed as to mention who they are, since this blog gets about 500 visitors a day on average. But word of mouth, good or bad, can be a lot more powerful.

In the end, I'm really just happy to have my car back.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

300C Repair

Well, my 300C has been in the shop 3 days so far. I got a call from them today saying that there was more damage than they thought. Bad news. But they called the insurance company of the person that rear-ended me and they seemed to be fine with it. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.

What's not cool is not having my car. If I get it back by Friday I'll be lucky. Not having a car for a week simply sucks.

For photos of other unlucky 300C owners, check out this 300C Damage link.