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Chrysler 300 surpassed the 300,000 mark

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U.S. sales of the Chrysler 300 surpassed the 300,000 mark in April 2006, making it the quickest Chrysler brand vehicle to reach the milestone in 25 months. This comes on the heels of another Chrysler brand achievement: global sales of the Chrysler PT Cruiser exceeded one million units in March.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060427/deth022.html?.v=50

Well, so much for the people on here that were so sure that the 300's sales would tank after the first year......and also, so much for the people who said retro and the PT Cruiser were dead!

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I love the 300 and kudos for Chrysler having the balls to build it, but 300k in 25 months? How the mighty have fallen! There was a time when Chrysler had 4 or 5 names on go (some combo of Windsor/Newport, 300, New Yorker, Imperial) and routinely hit a quarter million units per YEAR. Now, Chrysler has all their eggs in one basket. HOw is the 300 selling against what the Intrepid/Concord/Vision triplets did in their first 25 months?

When Plymouth was a name to be reckoned with and Chrysler styling/engineering was king, Chrysler looked poised to overtake Ford. Then Chrysler got out of the car business. They had better get back into the car business because gasoline will be $5 a gallon soon enough and then even the Caliber may look too big for the market!

I've always rooted for Chrysler, but in this market (Toronto) they only have the minivan and the 300. You could count the Liberty/Grand Cherokee, too. They've lost the small car market entirely just as gas prices are skyrocketing.

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I love the 300 and kudos for Chrysler having the balls to build it, but 300k in 25 months?  How the mighty have fallen!  There was a time when Chrysler had 4 or 5 names on go (some combo of Windsor/Newport, 300, New Yorker, Imperial) and routinely hit a quarter million units per YEAR.  Now, Chrysler has all their eggs in one basket.  HOw is the 300 selling against what the Intrepid/Concord/Vision triplets did in their first 25 months?

  When Plymouth was a name to be reckoned with and Chrysler styling/engineering was king, Chrysler looked poised to overtake Ford.  Then Chrysler got out of the car business.  They had better get back into the car business because gasoline will be $5 a gallon soon enough and then even the Caliber may look too big for the market!

  I've always rooted for Chrysler, but in this market (Toronto) they only have the minivan and the 300.  You could count the Liberty/Grand Cherokee, too.  They've lost the small car market entirely just as gas prices are skyrocketing.

Dude..the 300's been a sellout success...none of the models you mentioned hit 250k/year individually....plus, number of sales don't matter as much as transaction pricing....

Newsflash-All of the Belvedere products are coming out in the next 9 months...(Caliber/Compass/Patriot)...that's called good timing!

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Dude..the 300's been a sellout success...none of the models you mentioned hit 250k/year individually....plus, number of sales don't matter as much as transaction pricing....

Newsflash-All of the Belvedere products are coming out in the next 9 months...(Caliber/Compass/Patriot)...that's called good timing!

Yep, the LX cars have been a major hit for Chrysler Group, they're more or less signle-handedly turned around the company (particularly the 300), and continue to sell very well (in back Charger recently had it's best month yet). If the redesigned midsizers are anywhere near as good as these, DCX is gonna be gaining some serious market share.

GM and Ford take note: style and performance sell.

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I love the 300 and kudos for Chrysler having the balls to build it, but 300k in 25 months?  How the mighty have fallen!  There was a time when Chrysler had 4 or 5 names on go (some combo of Windsor/Newport, 300, New Yorker, Imperial) and routinely hit a quarter million units per YEAR.  Now, Chrysler has all their eggs in one basket.  HOw is the 300 selling against what the Intrepid/Concord/Vision triplets did in their first 25 months?

Did you miss the part about it setting a record? :huh:

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Well, so much for the people on here that were so sure that the 300's sales would tank after the first year......and also, so much for the people who said retro and the PT Cruiser were dead!

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Posted Image Rick James Bitch!!!

Edited by Charger4U

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i commend DCX for its success with the 300, but it just goes to show you how many rappers and insecure balding penis envy forty something budding executive/banker types there are out there looking for the ultimate penis extender

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i commend DCX for its success with the 300, but it just goes to show you how many rappers and insecure balding penis envy forty something budding executive/banker types there are out there looking for the ultimate penis extender

Huh? How about we say, instead, a ton of people out there looking for the ultimate in style and performance, but with a pricetag they can actually afford?

That sounds a little more accurate to me...

The rapper crowd and their friends are just one little segment of 300 lovers.

Edited by caddycruiser

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i commend DCX for its success with the 300, but it just goes to show you how many rappers and insecure balding penis envy forty something budding executive/banker types there are out there looking for the ultimate penis extender

Some people actually aspire to a bit more performance and distinctive looks than what a Ford 500 can offer.

People buy these things because they look awesome and have great performance. There's such a thing as buying a car because you happen to genuinely like it. It's not DCX's fault GM and Ford have yet to do such a thing with their large cars.

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People buy these things because they look awesome and have great performance.

Or because they look similar to the the awesome-looking, great-performing 300s. By which I mean people who buy the crappy 300 base.

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They are all pretty ugly...but the only one worth buying is the 300C...the other ones are too porky to be good performers.

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Bravo, Chrysler. You have proved to the world that, as Dodgefan noted, style and performance sell. Now, how about investing some of the fat profits you're making off these LX's into more stylish interiors, eh?

P.S: Anyone have combined figures for all the LX models? I'd figure that the Charger and Magnum would add at least another 100K to that total.

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I agree with the finishing order in this article. The 300 Touring, with the 3.5L V6, was the quickest in the group. As far as looks go, I'd say it's just about a wash between the two top finishers. The Lucerne is quite the looker, (I wish it had a more assertive face) imo, but the 300 is dashing and masculine, with a bit of "bad boy" attitude. If the Lucerne were RWD with the supercharged 3800 as the base engine (yes, I'm still a fan of the 3800 engine, sue me)... then the Lucerne would have finished first easily. The Ford product is a competent snoozer. Hopefully, the larger engine and facelift will change the Ford's fortunes.

EDIT: :blush: Wrong Chrysler 300 thread! DUH! My opinion still stands, however.

Edited by ocnblu

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The 300 has done well and I'm happy that the LX cars have done well - if they tanked, I don't think we'd be getting Zetas. However, I'm wondering how much of an increase the 300 has seen in fleet sales. When the 300s first came out, the only ones I ever saw were C's and were obviously not rental vehicles. Now, I'm seeing a lot more base-level rental cars than before with steel wheels and cheap-looking trim. Before, when I saw a 300, it was striking because they were almost always 300Cs, but now they look rather dumpy since most of them are base models with steelies and the C's blend right in because of them.

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Bravo, Chrysler. You have proved to the world that, as Dodgefan noted, style and performance sell. Now, how about investing some of the fat profits you're making off these LX's into more stylish interiors, eh?

P.S: Anyone have combined figures for all the LX models? I'd figure that the Charger and Magnum would add at least another 100K to that total.

This years productions so far:

300-50K

Charger- 38K

Magnum- 19K

or thereabouts, IIRC from this weeks' AutomotiveNews. Yearly should be about 300K+

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The 300 has done well and I'm happy that the LX cars have done well - if they tanked, I don't think we'd be getting Zetas. However, I'm wondering how much of an increase the 300 has seen in fleet sales. When the 300s first came out, the only ones I ever saw were C's and were obviously not rental vehicles. Now, I'm seeing a lot more base-level rental cars than before with steel wheels and cheap-looking trim. Before, when I saw a 300, it was striking because they were almost always 300Cs, but now they look rather dumpy since most of them are base models with steelies and the C's blend right in because of them.

I've yet to see a fleet 300, I see quite a few Tourings and C's though

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One came down the block and my mom said "What is that expensive car?" And I told her the base price and she was shocked

It just goes to show that a car doesn't need to be expensive to be cool 8)

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It just goes to show that a car doesn't need to be expensive to be cool  8)

percisely. My aunt loves that car...for some reason she thinks it looks like a caddy...at her house, the 300 is referred to as the "big car"..."When we pay off the PT Cruiser, can we get the big car?"

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The ironic thing is, the Charger is a far better buy...

Chrysler 300 Base @ $24,600

2.7l 190hp V6

4-speed auto

Dodge Charger SE (base) @23,245

3.5l 250hp V6

5-speed auto

Stability Control

Hmmm...alot to pay for a waffle iron between the headlamps.

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The ironic thing is, the Charger is a far better buy...

Chrysler 300 Base @ $24,600

2.7l 190hp V6

4-speed auto

Dodge Charger SE (base) @23,245

3.5l 250hp V6

5-speed auto

Stability Control

Hmmm...alot to pay for a waffle iron between the headlamps.

im suprised your surprised, ive gotten used to notcing how soemtimes you can pay alot for a certauin name

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im suprised your surprised, ive gotten used to notcing how soemtimes you can pay alot for a certauin name

I'm surprised Chrysler is priced more than Dodge yet delivers less content...and more surprised suckers buy that grille for an extra $1200.

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It isn't just that grille - the 300C from the back is a simply timeless, stunning car. And for cruising the great American road (for me its five hours on the Pennsy turnpike a couple of times a week), there is nothing that I've ever driven in my life that compares to the performance and comfort.

I agree, though, about the need to spruce up the interior. But that's why they sell so many dashkits for the 300.

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