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CU recommends 300

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by voiceofstl, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    Latest issue of CU, for affordable luxruy cars they recommend the 300.
    UNBELIVABLE
     
  2. ImperialCrown

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    I can't wait for the libraries to open back up so I can read this with my own eyes! ;)
     
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  3. GaryS

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    A good rating and recommendation won't help sales if they have nothing to sell. After months of waiting, there are still almost no 300 Limiteds in our region, and none with the desired colors or equipment. Last time I checked, they still couldn't order, so we continue to wait.
     
  4. unverferth

    unverferth Well-Known Member

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    A great car and the best kept secret in the automotive world. Blame FCA for that unexplainable action.
     
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    Totally unexplainable since they have every part they need on that line to make a huge variety of 300's, color, performance, interior??? It's like they don't really want to make any money off it, thus forcing them to keep and/or update it.
     
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  6. rapidtrans

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    Like an awd Hemi!
     
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    FreeLantz Well-Known Jeeper

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    After this many years in production with so few changes, one would expect the 300 to be virtually trouble-free. Ditto the Charger and Challenger.
     
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  8. HoboChangba

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    Love my wife's 2017 300S. Great car. Great vaue.
     
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  9. patfromigh

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    The used car lots are full of used 300s the rental companies flushed out. Business for rental cars is dead, but the rental companies, which aren't bankrupt, are under contract to buy what they ordered before the pandemic. Old inventory gets flushed out to make room for the new.
     
  10. HoboChangba

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    My wife's 2017 300S window sticker was a bit over 43K and some change new. I got it last July for 20,900 (they had it for 27k at one of their other dealerships). Got it from an Acura dealer once they got reasonable about the price. It had 31k and that's a lot of car for the money. What's funny is the equivalent Charger will cost a few thousand more even though they were cheaper when new.
     
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  11. AHBGuru

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    Ain't happening. The 2020 AWD 5.7 Pursuit was discontinued after November 1st of 2019, when the supply of the 5-spd A580 ran out (it went out of production in August of 2018, they simply used up the remaining inventory).

    As to the development of a V8/AWD LD with any 8HPxx, they've decided to keep it V6 only in the cars.

    As I posted in the Police/Fleet section, Job 1 for the 2021 models begins November 9th, and - like the truncated 2020 MY, there will be just 2 Charger Pursuit models - an AWD V6, and a RWD V8 (opposite of 2020).

    Were the Jeep or Durango V8 AWD systems considered for the Charger Pursuit? I haven't seen or heard anything, whether facts, rumors, or lies, that indicates they did. The only interesting thing about the entire debacle is Fleet/SRT wanted the squads to have the 8-speeds well before they were actually able to do it. The Police Advisory Board insisted on keeping the A580, as it was holding up very well in police service. So ... they delayed the inevitable, until FCA pulled the plug on the charade.

    I have to wonder, if Fleet and SRT had won that battle (most likely in mid-2014), would there be an 8-spd V8 AWD by now in the cars? Well, sales of the AWD Pursuit skyrocketed every year since its introduction in December of 2014. It was the ultimate police sedan, heck - the ultimate American sedan - and we will never see anything like it, ever again.
     
  12. MSwenning

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    What is CU??
     
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  13. rapidtrans

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    And that’s why I moved on.
     
  14. R230

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    Consumer Union... and they publish Consumer Reports.
     
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  15. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    They are famious for being chrysler haters
     
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    Welllllll.... Scotty Kilmer says........
     
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  17. Dave Z

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    FYI, AutoNews reported that they were allowed to cancel all those orders.
     
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    Took CU only 16 years? I have always recommended the 300... :)
     
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    Hell has officially frozen over.
     
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    So far my '18 ScatPack Charger has only had one minor issue, a leaky valve cover. Granted it only has 16k miles, but I'm hopeful! :D
     

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