Thursday, November 29, 2007

2008 Dodge Challenger Prices

Chrysler has just announced pricing for the 2008 Dodge Challenger prices will start at $37,995 and dealers will begin taking orders on Monday, December 3.
As they say in this new Dodge commercial over at for the new muscle car that declares simply "It's On!"

North Texas Area M & G.

If you are in north Texas you might be interested so I thought I would pass this on. Started at the charger forumz(from a post by VanillaSXTRT) via 300cforumz( post by wrenchjeff) to here.
"Hey my 300c brothers and sisters! We have a M&G lined up for Dec. 15th. It started over on the charger forumz but we wanted to invite all of you also. So if you can make it I`d love to see you all there. Here`s the info.(copied from a post by VanillaSXTRT)
It's that time again for the North Texas area M & G. everyone is welcome to join us,if not, don't worry cause there will be others. here's the details as follows:
When: Sat. Dec 15th at 2p.m.
Where: Papa's BBQ, 2231 West NW Hwy. at Lombardy, Dallas, TX"

Monday, November 26, 2007

How Much Does That 300C In The Window Cost

The title is a attempt at humor a play on a old song, How Much Is That Doggy in the Window. Anyway a interesting conversation going on over at 300cforumz on the relative cost of a 300C SRT8 depending on which country you buy it in. They say a Chrysler 300c SRT8 in the Netherlands cost is $124.000, in Canada it's MSRP $52,695 and here in the US it's $41,585. Guess you are better buying it here even with the exchange rates right now.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Awards Given the Chrysler 300C

List of many of the Awards earned by the Chrysler 300 and 300C

Advertising Age’s 10 Hottest Cars (2004
Smart Money’s Best Full Size Sedan (June 2004),
Money Magazine’s Best Large Car (2005),
Maxim Magazine’s Car of the Year (2005)
Motor Trend Car of the Year 2005
African Americans on Wheels’ Urban Wheel Awards Car of the Year,
Chief Executive’s Top 10 Cars for CEOs,
Automotive Rhythms’ Urban Elite Car of the Year,
Automotive Fleet’s Fleet Car of the Year (2005),
Road and Travel magazine’s 2005 International Car of the Year,
Detroit Free Press’ Car of the Year (2005)
Detroit News’ Car of the Year (2005)
Canadian Car of the Year 2005 Best New Luxury Car 300c
Car and Driver's Ten Best list 2005
Car and Driver's Ten Best list 2006 recognized the Chrysler 300’s vibrant and high performance characteristics as the most significant new vehicle for 2005. also included the 300 vehicle in its Top 10 Hippest for 2005 list.
It earned the highest government front crash test rating, which is five stars
The 2006 Chrysler 300 has already received awards in its lifespan.
Car and Driver magazine’s 10 best cars for 2006 for the full size sedan category.
Consumer Guide awarded the 2006 Chrysler 300 as its choice for Best Buy for 2006.
The Automobile magazine the North American Car of the Year
The Automobile magazine’s Automobile of the year.


Monday, November 19, 2007


From the UK we learn that residual value experts have confirmed that the 300C has been a massive residual value success story. Martin Ward, Manufacturer Relationship Manager for CAP, said: “A two year old diesel Chrysler 300C with 30,000 miles on the clock is today worth an impressive 67 per cent of the £25,750 it cost when new. In contrast, a BMW 525D of a similar age that cost £31,115 in 2005 is currently worth £19,300 – that’s 62 per cent retained value.Martin Ward added: “It has been a big surprise to the industry just how well the 300C has sold in the UK, and more importantly how well it has held on to its value. All previous large American designed and built cars have not performed anywhere near as well. The 300C styling has hit the spot with both new and used customers and even two years after its launch it is still attracting attention. The bold design is set to appeal to used car buyers for some years to come.” I could have told you that.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What a Chrysler 300c Is and What It Is Not

This is a old review by a gentleman, who by the accent must be English. The review is of a 2006 Chrysler 300c. I thought you might enjoy all the movie references of as he describes what a 300c is and what it is not.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Chrysler 300C+Headers+Nitrous

Does this sound like you ?
Your Chrysler 300C, Dodge Magnum or Dodge Charger must be even more powerful than it is.
Belief that rear drive and big Hemi power will always be a winner.
The fact that you can never have to much power.
The path to more power is long tube headers and a nitrous set up.

You might want to check out the deal on a combo Nitrous Express kit with Dynatech's SuperMaxx over at the 300cforumz.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chrysler Hemi Hybrid

Chrysler has stepped into the hybrid world at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show with the unveiling of the 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid and the 2009 Dodge Durango Hemi Hybrid. The two are the Detroit automaker's first entries in the hybrid market and will hit showrooms in mid-2008. No word if they will be messing with a 300C with a Hemi Hybrid, I hope not. more

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Chrysler 300C Raffle

Would you like a chance on Chrysler 300C for two years ? The Riley Foundation is unveiling the raffle for the two-year lease at its 5th Annual Black-Tie Gala, held this year at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17th at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, and will announce the winner Jan. 31st at the POH Regional Medical Center in Pontiac. Chrysler Jeep Superstores is a presenting sponsor of the Black-Tie Gala.
The POH Riley Foundation helps provide free health care services through the POH Regional Medical Center to women and children who otherwise would not be able to afford them. The Riley Foundation's Black-Tie Gala raised about $140,000 last year and more than $500,000 during the past four years. more

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Quick History of the Hemi

It is always kind of neat to see the refinement of of a technology in this case the hemi as it moved from fighter aircraft engine to a fuel saving big v-8.
1939 Chrysler begins design work on first HEMI®, a V-16 for fighter aircraft.
There will be nearly one million vehicles on the road equipped with Chrysler Group’s MDS.
With the addition of MDS to HEMI-equipped Dodge Durango and Ram, MDS-equipped vehicles through the end of the 2007 model year will save more than 60 million gallons of fuel each year.
To see everything in between there is a cool post over at the 300CForums


Friday, November 09, 2007

Chess Game Keeps The 300C

The chess board is being rearranged by Cerberus Capital Management LP, as the new owners of Chrysler LLC they are scrapping two vehicles made in Canada..
The No. 3 Detroit auto maker announced that it will no longer produce the Pacifica crossover utility vehicle in Windsor or the Dodge Magnum in Brampton, Ont., and will also eliminate the Chrysler Crossfire sports car and a convertible version of the PT Cruiser
Chrysler is scheduled to add production of the new Challenger muscle car there next year . It is also shifting assembly of right-hand drive models of the Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger to the Brampton plant from a Magna operation in Europe. more


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Rental Chrysler 300C Burnout

This is a rented Chrysler 300C working the hemi. It is a pretty intense burnout. There can't be much rubber left on the tires. When I found this on youtube there were quite a number of videos of different rentals where people seemed to have rented them to do burnouts, drive in reverse then shift into drive and other assorted tricks

Friday, November 02, 2007

Dodge Magnum On Chopping Block

Chrysler LLC, fresh off of the recent ratification of its labor contract with the UAW, has announced cuts to its hourly and salaried workforce, along with the official announcement of the elimination of a number of models from its lineup. Maybe if there were no lime green Dodge Magums the pruning wouldn't have included the Dodge Magnum. Well I guess not,as this one is pretty cool. So as said "Let the bloodletting begin". The 300C at least is not on the block.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

300C With Very Unique Wheels

What we have here according is an experiment with a Chrysler 300C that has LED wheels each one containing its own color display.A little more information on this from YahooNews: Bryan Davis, president of Led Wheels has his way, pedestrians and fellow motorists will soon be able to watch televisions mounted inside the wheel rims of other cars driving by.
"We basically reinvented the wheel," said Davis, who envisages his company's invention catching on with taxi and public transport companies wanting to attract advertisers as well as private consumers keen to go to ever greater lengths to distinguish their cars. "Mobile media, mobile advertisment, personalized graphic wheels for consumers," Davis enthused, saying he expects his hi-tech wheel rims to go on sale next year.