Frisky Dingo

Ultimate Dream Garage: 300-399 HP Edition

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Frisky Dingo    635

As we get to the range where the first digit becomes a '3', we start to see a lot more diversity. In this bracket we have everything from mid-engine rockets, to benchmark sport sedans to AWD rally fighters, to entry level muscle and pony cars. Something for everyone!

Rules-

1) Production models only.

2) Maximum of 5 choices.

3) These are your only vehicles.

4) Any era and market is allowed. 

5) MFR's power rating MUST be AT least 300hp, but NO MORE THAN 399hp.

 

Have fun!

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Car #1, 1957 Chrysler 300C, 375 HP or 390 with the optional motor.

Car #2. 1962 Cadillac.....see the link...335 HP....

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Car #4, 1966 Mercury Cyclone Pace car. When I had my 1966 Mustang Fastback, I was offered a red 390 GT 1966 cyclone convertible in trade for it...in a way I wish I had made the trade...that old Mercury haunts my subconscious from time to time...

 

CAR #5, For a daily a brand new Chrysler 300 with the Hemi, 362 HP. It would kind of fit the profile of this particular collection...interesting and quirky RWD American iron...

14 hours ago, Stew said:

Time to go home.  Will jump in here tomorrow. :)

Please do!

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Stew    352

Ok, here goes.  Decided to stick to the 2017s. 

 

1.  2017 Colorado ZR2 V6, 308 HP

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2017 Challenger TA 5.7 372 HP

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2017 Camaro 1LE V6 335 HP

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17 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Hemi  360 HP

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2017 300S with the Sport appearance package 363 HP

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Interesting that we both have a 300 on our list, even though we have radically different lists of cars!

The 300, especially with the newest restyling, creeps up on you like really good spicy food....you don't realize the cumulative effect until boom....

Nice list, really can agree with the Camaro 1LE also.

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Stew    352
2 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Interesting that we both have a 300 on our list, even though we have radically different lists of cars!

The 300, especially with the newest restyling, creeps up on you like really good spicy food....you don't realize the cumulative effect until boom....

Nice list, really can agree with the Camaro 1LE also.

The 300 just looks amazing.  I do wish the interior conveyed a bit more personality.  It just seems sort of bland to me. 

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2 minutes ago, Stew said:

The 300 just looks amazing.  I do wish the interior conveyed a bit more personality.  It just seems sort of bland to me. 

Biggest issue with me in buying a 300 is depreciation.  FCA has done a lot to damage brand equity, these vehicles loose their value very rapidly around here.

Interior to me is slightly cheap in materials and slightly underwhelming in terms of execution and assembly. Were I to be buying a car just for road trip comfort, Buick and Lincoln both have the 300 beat in terms of domestics.

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Stew    352
2 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Biggest issue with me in buying a 300 is depreciation.  FCA has done a lot to damage brand equity, these vehicles loose their value very rapidly around here.

Interior to me is slightly cheap in materials and slightly underwhelming in terms of execution and assembly. Were I to be buying a car just for road trip comfort, Buick and Lincoln both have the 300 beat in terms of domestics.

They hold heir value OK around here, especially Hemis.  IMHO, of the LX cars the Challenger far and away has the best styled and nicest interior.  i was blown away about how high quality it is too, even compared to it's stablemates i is a step above.  Give me a 300S Hemi with the Challenger interior and I would be heppy as  can be. 

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ccap41    1,235

Crap. I already have like 10 cars on a list and I'm not even done. No clue how I will get this down to 5.

32 minutes ago, Stew said:

They hold heir value OK around here, especially Hemis.  IMHO, of the LX cars the Challenger far and away has the best styled and nicest interior.  i was blown away about how high quality it is too, even compared to it's stablemates i is a step above.  Give me a 300S Hemi with the Challenger interior and I would be heppy as  can be. 

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Yeah, why does the Challenger have the better interior?!?! That Challenger interior looks sharp as hell.

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1 minute ago, ccap41 said:

Crap. I already have like 10 cars on a list and I'm not even done. No clue how I will get this down to 5.

One list for you and one list for your wife, bingo, all done....if you had 5 kids like I do you could have 35 cars on the list....

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ccap41    1,235

The GF would only want like 5 G-Wagens though.. lol I guess hers is an older G500 that's only like 305hp or something like that.

Hahaha 35 car list.. Well, it wouldn't be all that difficult to do at this hp range.

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7 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

The GF would only want like 5 G-Wagens though.. lol I guess hers is an older G500 that's only like 305hp or something like that.

Hahaha 35 car list.. Well, it wouldn't be all that difficult to do at this hp range.

Nothing wrong with that....!

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ccap41    1,235

This is probably the most broad range for me. I don't think I could have done 35 for sub-200hp but probably 200-299 I could. 35 is a lot though.. It'd get sketchy lol

I have 13 cars for 300-399hp right now... :o

Whatever I get up to I might just post the whole list for sh!ts and then narrow it down.

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Frisky Dingo    635

@ccap41 I narrowed my list down from about 15 very strong options. It was rather BMW and Porsche heavy, lol. But for diversity's sake-

 

 

BMW M5 E39- The car that should be on everyone here's list. Greatest sport sedan ever built. My DD.

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Chevy Colorado ZR2- Off-road fun, occasional family hauler.

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TVR Sagaris- I just adore these. Raw, visceral, scary, manic. Perfect.

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Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder- Gotta have a vert. And this is my favorite modern Ferrari built.

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Porsche 964 Turbo S- Almost picked the equally lovely 3.8 RS, but I had to have one car with some boost.

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ccap41    1,235

Ha, I didn't even think of Porsche..

You have one of mine in there but mine isn't a Spyder. It was probably my favorite car while growing up.

GREAT list! :thumbsup:

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ccap41    1,235

I'm just going to post my current list for sh!ts. I'm really not even sure what to keep from this at all.

-2004 Terminator Cobra - 390hp

-2004 Mach 1 - 305hp

-AMG C43 - 362hp

-Ferrari 360 - 395hp

-Ferrari Testarossa - 390hp

-Range Rover Sport 3.0 s/c - 340hp

-Jag F Pace - 340hp

-Jag F-Type S - 380hp

-2017 F150 FX4 - 375hp/470tq

-C5 Vette - 350hp

-2002 WS6 - 350hp

-Supra - 320hp

-1970 Pontiac GTO - "366"hp

-1968 Z/28 - "350" hp

-E46 M3 - 333hp

-Mustang EcoBoost - 310hp

-Cayman S - 350hp

-911 Targa - 370hp

-Mecan GTS - 360hp

-Golf R - 305hp

-ZR2 - 306hp

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Frisky Dingo    635
11 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I'm just going to post my current list for sh!ts. I'm really not even sure what to keep from this at all.

-2004 Terminator Cobra - 390hp

-2004 Mach 1 - 305hp

-AMG C43 - 362hp

-Ferrari 360 - 395hp

-Ferrari Testarossa - 390hp

-Range Rover Sport 3.0 s/c - 340hp

-Jag F Pace - 340hp

-Jag F-Type S - 380hp

-2017 F150 FX4 - 375hp/470tq

-C5 Vette - 350hp

-2002 WS6 - 350hp

-Supra - 320hp

-1970 Pontiac GTO - "366"hp

-1968 Z/28 - "350" hp

-E46 M3 - 333hp

-Mustang EcoBoost - 310hp

-Cayman S - 350hp

-911 Targa - 370hp

-Mecan GTS - 360hp

-Golf R - 305hp

-ZR2 - 306hp

 

These were on my list, as well. Along with a 997 or newer 911, BMW 1M or M2, E34 M5, Miura, Boxster Spyder.

 

Also, the R has 292 hp. You can strike it out. 

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ccap41    1,235
5 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

 

These were on my list, as well. Along with a 997 or newer 911, BMW 1M or M2, E34 M5, Miura, Boxster Spyder.

 

Also, the R has 292 hp. You can strike it out. 

Yes, More Porsches and more BMWs. So many to choose from. I'm not a huge fan of the older stuff. My line is kind of drawn at the E46 and E39 for BMW and the current and previous gen(maybe last 2 gens) of 911's.

Ahhh I could have sworn it was 30Xhp. Well that's easy to strike off the list then.

Some of mine are actual dream cars, some of them are lame daily drivers that I'd love to drive daily like the Mecan, Rover, and C43 and then some old school muscle that is just bad-ass.

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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

Ha, I didn't even think of Porsche..

You have one of mine in there but mine isn't a Spyder. It was probably my favorite car while growing up.

GREAT list! :thumbsup:

Indeed!

TVR is fantastic, and the M5 is an astonishingly solid choice....

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ccap41    1,235
7 minutes ago, Stew said:

I may do a second list of used cars from the last 20 years :D

It's easiest for me to just do the newest stuff as well. The older cars on my list are just ones I've always liked so I didn't really have to put any thought into them other than to double check their power levels. Maybe I'll do a "new" list and a "used" list. That might make this easier for me.

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9 minutes ago, Stew said:

I may do a second list of used cars from the last 20 years :D

Please do!

40 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

 

These were on my list, as well. Along with a 997 or newer 911, BMW 1M or M2, E34 M5, Miura, Boxster Spyder.

 

Also, the R has 292 hp. You can strike it out. 

BMW M1 would just be the bomb, did not think of that but it makes total sense!

56 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I'm just going to post my current list for sh!ts. I'm really not even sure what to keep from this at all.

-2004 Terminator Cobra - 390hp

-2004 Mach 1 - 305hp

-AMG C43 - 362hp

-Ferrari 360 - 395hp

-Ferrari Testarossa - 390hp

-Range Rover Sport 3.0 s/c - 340hp

-Jag F Pace - 340hp

-Jag F-Type S - 380hp

-2017 F150 FX4 - 375hp/470tq

-C5 Vette - 350hp

-2002 WS6 - 350hp

-Supra - 320hp

-1970 Pontiac GTO - "366"hp

-1968 Z/28 - "350" hp

-E46 M3 - 333hp

-Mustang EcoBoost - 310hp

-Cayman S - 350hp

-911 Targa - 370hp

-Mecan GTS - 360hp

-Golf R - 305hp

-ZR2 - 306hp

If I had to narrow this down, values of the cars not withstanding....

1970 Pontiac GTO

E46 M3

Supra

Jag F type S

Terminator Cobra

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