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300C goes down under

It's been confirmed recently that the 300C will be sold in Australia toward the end of 2005, when they start making right hook versions.

This is kinda exciting for a couple of reasons, it's going to be the 1st Chrysler product sold in Australia since Mitsubishi bought out Chrysler Australia in the early 80's. The 300C will be sold through existing Jeep dealers.

It will be positioned against Ford's Fairlane which a luxury long wheel based Falcon, and Holden's Statesman which based on the Commodore, as is the GTO, and is also a luxury long wheel based version.

These two cars have had this section of the market since Adam was a boy, so it's going to be good to see another car thrown into the mix. The 300C has been given some favourable write ups already in the Australian media. They will be getting the 3.5 V6 version and of course the HEMI.

The Crossfire is also due for sale in Australia before the 300C.

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Edit: Just a correction, the PT has been for sale down under for some time, so the 300C won't be the first Chrysler product there in years but it will be the first large car from them.

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Wha? That must mean that there are a lot of black people in Australia then if they think the 300 is gonna sell there.

Ok, I'm just kidding, please no one react to that.

But on a side note, I was gonna say "African Americans" instead of "black" but y'all ain't Americans, so what's the politically correct term for them there? Australian Americans?
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so what's the politically correct term for them there?
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Wha? That must mean that there are a lot of black people in Australia then if they think the 300 is gonna sell there.

Ok, I'm just kidding, please no one react to that.

But on a side note, I was gonna say "African Americans" instead of "black" but y'all ain't Americans, so what's the politically correct term for them there? Australian Americans?


Aboriginal. But what has this to do with anything? Also, PC ain't hasn't infected Australia as much as it has here.

And yeah it'll sell, a RWD V8 Sedan... no problem.

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. . .so what's the politically correct term for them there? Australian Americans?
I'm such a dork. I meant to say "African Australians".

But ok, back on topic. I hope that the car does sell well there and not be just a waste of money and hurting profitability.
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It should do well... Aussies, like Americans love a RWD V8 sedan that kicks butt, the styling might be a bit out there for the aussie market, (think GTO) but i think it will grow on people.
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It's also not cold there so the snow advantage of FWD is no advantage... but in one week of driving most everyday in and around Sydney I saw a total of 1 PT Cruiser.. said to my wife hey there goes one of those funeral cars you like so much (she hates them).... but I saw tons of IS300 and IS200's which I happen to like... way way more than you see here... so I don't think popular here is going to relate to popular there ... are 300's popular here? I don't see any at all in Boston

But it's nice to see Chrysler trying to expand their market. I saw a couple of Chrysler minivans the last time I was in Singapore. I also saw a few PT Cruisers

Do they sell the minivans in Australia? I didn't see any but they definitely make a right hand version


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Yeah they sell minivans and have been for years, called "People Movers" down there. A few examples, Honda Odysy (sp), Toyota Tarago, Voyager, Mitsubishi Express, Holden (Opel) Zafira, Kia Carnival, and i'm sure there's others.
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Different names for the same van? The Sienna is the Picnic in Sinapgore... the Mazda 323 is the Famili and the Infiniti I35 is the Nissan Ceifero...

And I swear when I saw the Statesman the word Cadillac jumped into my mind... are you sure it's not based on a Cadillac? And I also saw an Escalade although it was called something else
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Different names for the same van? The Sienna is the Picnic in Sinapgore... the Mazda 323 is the Famili and the Infiniti I35 is the Nissan Ceifero...

And I swear when I saw the Statesman the word Cadillac jumped into my mind... are you sure it's not based on a Cadillac? And I also saw an Escalade although it was called something else

Yeah, the Tarago it called the Previa here in the US. Go to the UK and they have a Toyota Avensis which is a 4 door sedan, and a Avensis in Oz is a SUV type vehicle. Go figure.

The Statesman is purely stretched Commodore, all the sheetmetal in front of the a pillar is the same as Commodore/monaro/GTO and everything in front of the c pillar is Commodore. They just nailed on a longer ass. There was a version of the Statesman from a few years back that is almost identical in the rear end to a Olds car, can't think of the model, but the rear is almost identical to it, very flat looking.

No Escalades sold in Australiam unless it was a private import.

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No Escalades sold in Australiam unless it was a private import.
Could have been I saw one at a resort in Hunter Valley

I also saw a Mini Cooper cop car... you know what sucks is Delta Airlines lost my luggage on the way to Singapore so I went to Australia without my digital camera so all I have is crappy disposable camera pics
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Hmmm a Mini Cooper cop car... they were driving WRX Imprezza's at one stage as well. Guess thats the only way they could catch up with them in high speed chases, if ya can't beat 'em, join 'em
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