The Mystery Car

Discussion in 'Community' started by iGav, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Looks like a Chrysler Product. :rolleyes:

    With a shape like that you'd almost guess a 300 replacement.
     
  2. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Sssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh..... :p

    I saw an image of the shooting brake version about 4 months ago... well all I can guess is that it'll appeal to someone out there!! :eek: :eek: :p :p
     
  3. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Actually, it looks more like the current LHS. But it might be the Bentley; I think it's VW who bought Bentley and is reviving the brand. (sigh) Cars are becoming all the same these days. There's little point in spending $250,000 on a Maybach, it looks like a loaded Crown Victoria and isn't functionally much better.
     
  4. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    heh.. I didn't know so I checked the domain.

    Organization:
    DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Interactive Communication Group
    1000 Chrysler Drive, CIMS 485-04-76
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326 US
    Phone: 248-512-2988
    Fax..: 248 512 1835
    Email: dnsbus@daimlerchrysler.com
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    ok, not that hard to figure out....

    do a who is on the website and you get

    Ha!

    D :D :p
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Doesn't matter if it's a Chrysler 300 or LHS, a RWD vehicle offered in a plain fleet version will eat into Ford fleet sales big time -- and find it's way quickly into police forces, especially if it has more torque and hp than the Crown Vic.

    Of course it'll probably take that to get Ford to finally bring out a 5.4L and/or supercharged Crown Vic/Marauder onto the market.
     
  7. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Beat you to it! :)
     
  8. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    that's cheating Mr D and Cr2sh... *raps knuckles with wooden ruler* :p :p :p
     
  9. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    wasn't the Yank PD's fav cop car the Chevy Lumina?? then Chevy changed that to FWD and the fuzz shifted over to the RWD Crown Vic??

    FWD sucks.... :eek: ;)
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Something like that, and Chevy has been trying to offer the current FWD vehicle as an alternative -- but problems remain with durability.

    And PDs don't like that Ford has dragged their feet on the rear end collision problem, and offering alternatives for the discontinued fleet interceptor Mustang (ie, where's the darn fast Vic they were promised -- the Marauder wasn't it). And the fleet Mustang died a long time ago.

    Expect Chrysler to start offering a fleet RWD soon as the low-end RWD vehicle hits the market.

    Haven't been following Chrysler/Dodge, so I don't know which vehicle that'll be.

    But a 5.7L V-8 hemi in a RWD LHS type car will definitely make some PDs switch from Crown Vics.

    So there's a good chance of seeing flashy red/blue lights on a Chrysler soon.
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    wanker ;)

    Must have been by just seconds...

    iGav: not cheating, just doing the obvious checking. If they were that concerned about making it a true mystery car, then they need to cover their tracks a little bit better.

    D
     
  12. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Mr D... you said the 'W' word :eek: :eek: that's very British of you... :p :p :p
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    ha!

    well, its a good word to use once in a while - and its not on the *list* :D

    D
     
  14. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    man, i was way off base... i guessed an AMC Gremlin on monster tires. of course, that's my fantasy car and my stock response to any car model question, but i really thought maybe today was the day...
     
  15. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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    We had a gremlin. It was the buff bucket for years, and then the rust bucket before it got smushed in an accident :(
     
  16. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Chrysler is an easy guess there. Look at the frontend styling, then at that grill. The only space unviewable is the top of the grill, where that narrow logo will fit nicely. I wonder if they actually thought anyone would be stumped?
     
  17. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I like the way they've added to their guess list...

    Aston Martin
    Audi
    Bentley
    BMW
    Jaguar
    Merc
    Rolls
    Volvo

    because obviously... it could be any one of those.... :rolleyes: :eek: :p :p
     
  18. Raid macrumors 68020

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    What gave it away for me the front grille, and their advertizement of the Hemi engine. The Hemi engine really narrowed the field, and that sure ain't no Dodge!
     
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    Is there any doubt that it's a companion to the Chrysler Crossfire? Maybe it's a C-series Mercedes underneath it all.
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Power, style, & elegance, describes a Chrysler. It looks very European in styling. Kind of has the look of a Rolls Royce.
     
  22. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I saw that car in person, at the San Francisco auto show a few weeks back. Very attractive car. I hope it does well.
     
  23. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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  24. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    320M sounds better than 300C. "C" students are so, average. I'd name it 8MG, for eight miles per gallon. When are we going to learn?
     

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