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6/30/15 5:04pm - Original Message: '2007 300C SRT Design'
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God help me...mom bought this car and now doesn't like that it isn't as squishy a ride as her 2000 Cadi DeVille.  She wants me to find shocks that are that squishy.  Anyone have any ideas?

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6/30/15 7:26pm - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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I feel Mopar suspensions go "squishy" early.... so that's probably as soft as it's gonna get.  How many miles?  Are the tires over "aired"

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6/30/15 7:42pm - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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Hate to say it, but there really isn't anything out there "squishy." Even my father in laws Caddy ATS is a very taught ride. Try to find an old low mileage Caddy for your mom. 

Or look for a '03-'11 3rd Generation Mercury Grand Marquis/Ford Crown Vic. I just bought a low mileage rust free '06 Mercury Grand Marquis for my daughter. That has a really nice comfy ride. She likes it better than her mothers new Ford Fusion. Funny to hear a 16 yr. old say she really "digs" the Merc. 


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6/30/15 9:22pm - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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Sarge81 said:  look for a '03-'11 3rd Generation Mercury Grand Marquis/Ford Crown Vic. I just bought a low mileage rust free '06 Mercury Grand Marquis for my daughter. That has a really nice comfy ride. She likes it better than her mothers new Ford Fusion. Funny to hear a 16 yr. old say she really "digs" the Merc. 


She likes it cause dad bought it!

I told her she was SOL so I'll buy her a nice 2001 Cadi DeVille and take her car.


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7/1/15 7:05am - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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We have an old 2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra. 86,000 plus miles, and a VEERY nice ride. Easy on gas, and dependable. The ats or cts should be about the same.  Consider a trade?

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7/1/15 11:42am - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Ermm BIG difference between crappy Chrysler and a Cadderack. If she really wants a magic carpet ride, get her a '70-'71 Fleetwood. Thumbs Up LOL

There's a big difference in the ride between my STS and D-evil, even tho the "T" in STS is for "Touring", My D-evil rides like a dream, while the STS is a little harsher around town. Both have road sensing suspension...the D-evil is just tuned for a more cushy ride....plus it's a little longer, and heavier. The newer Cads don't have the nice ride like the older ones do, but then, neither do any of the other manufacturer's cars, except Rolls/Bentley. Hey!! That's it! Buy Mom a new Bentley!! Wink

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7/1/15 2:57pm - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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When she got back here to Hamburg to go thru the last of what's in the house she put the 2000 DeVille to work.  I hadn't driven it for at least a year and it really does have a great ride.  Even with over 110,000 miles and as beat as it looks from the WNY winters it still drives great.  

I try to convince her to pick up a nice 1960 or 61 cadi convertible.  Heck, at about 5,000 lbs it will flatten most bumps she comes across!


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7/2/15 12:01pm - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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Well then...howzabout a '64 Fleetwood? I promise ya THIS one rides great, and has plenty of room for whatever ya needs to haul around.....Thumbs Up

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7/7/15 5:45pm - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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I told her to trade it in on a nice Cadi hearse... The ride is to die for!DeadThumbs Down

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7/7/15 9:52pm - Reply: 'Re: 2007 300C SRT Design'
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Got just the thing she needs then....Thumbs Up




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