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Replacing 99ES with LHS or 300M

Ok Im looking to replace my car now, I have been looking at cars like the LHS and 300M. I know I heard people say not to buy the 1999 Models, but do I need to stick to this(What are the real problems).

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I am not Buying any sort of GM replacement Sorry :(
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remember that one of the big differences between the LHS and 300M is autostick, LHS doesnt have it

there are several very happy 99 owners on the 300M board
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If I get an LHS, Im gunna Add AutoStick
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If i were you I would stay clear of the 1999 300ms too. You gotta lock on what you would miss out on in a 1999.

I would suggest you get a 2001 300m. One with EVIC, Wood Steering wheel, chrome shifter, and all that other good stuff standard. Or you could get a 2001 LHS and add a lot of that.

The decision is yours man. But I would stay FAR away from a 99. Those dont even have heat and memory mirrors.

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Depends on what options are important to you it sounds like. Every year newer you buy, add more money to add to the buying price.

I had a 99 Trep and loved it! ;)
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If i were you I would stay clear of the 1999 300ms too. You gotta lock on what you would miss out on in a 1999.

I would suggest you get a 2001 300m. One with EVIC, Wood Steering wheel, chrome shifter, and all that other good stuff standard. Or you could get a 2001 LHS and add a lot of that.

The decision is yours man. But I would stay FAR away from a 99. Those dont even have heat and memory mirrors.

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The three 99 LHS's Ive looked at had Heated/Folding Mirrors, with drivers side Auto Dimming. I can Add EVIC cheaply, I have no need for Wood Stearing wheel or Chrome knob.

Here are where the options differ:
LHS doesnt have:
60/40 Split back seat (only armrest pass through)
No Adjustable Headrests in the Back
AutoStick
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Well That is good. Personally I would want the leather Boot, which is not on a 99, but you can add that pretty easy too. I love my fold down seats in the back. I dont think I would buy a car without them.

I guess your right the LHS did have the break down heated mirrors. I know the 300m's didnt. Time to update my knloadge of LH cars.

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hey, if you plan on making upgrades, just pay more and get the special m, if you think about the abount you'll spend and exhaust, rims, interior parts, and so on you're better off just getting a special
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I personally think the 2002+ Models of the LH cars got cheap. No turning headrests, no courtsey lights, no glovebox light....etc. That is why I personally think the best year for the 300m and LHS is 2001.

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Im looking to spend like $10,000-$13,000
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2439136373

Id buy this in a heatbeat if I needed a new project car.

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I was originally going to buy a Concorde cause now they have the same styling as the LHS but it was about $4000 more. My brother bought a Concorde LXI. Going by your sig pic I would say you probably like the styling of the LHS but possibly think the 300M is sportier.
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Go for a 2001 M. Im sure you can land one in your price range.
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I like the Rear-End of the LHS, and I like the frong of th 300M
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I like the Rear-End of the LHS, and I like the frong of th 300M

Nice combination
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