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Old 05-05-2003, 10:01 PM
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Specs for 300e

Hello,

Can anyone give me the following specifications for a 1990 300e?


1) Trunk capacity in cubic feet

2) Interior volume in cubic feet

3) Front leg room in inches

4) Rear leg room in inches

Thanks in advance.

Reason I'm asking is that I am finally going to part ways with this car. There are a number of contenders for a replacement, but I'm not willing to give up the room that the 300e has. Therefore, I need the abovementioned specs.

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Richard
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Old 05-05-2003, 10:12 PM
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From edmunds.com:

90 300E

Exterior
Length: 187.2 in.
Width: 68.5 in.
Height: 56.3 in.
Weight: 3315 lbs.
Wheel Base: 110.2 in.
Interior
Front Head Room: 36.9 in.
Front Hip Room: 55.4 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 55.7 in.
Rear Head Room: 36.9 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 55.7 in.
Rear Hip Room: 55.4 in.
Front Leg Room: 41.7 in.
Rear Leg Room: 33.5 in.
Luggage Capacity: 14.6 cu. ft.
Maximum Seating: 5

98 Toyota Camry

Exterior
Length: 188.5 in.
Width: 70.1 in.
Height: 55.4 in.
Weight: 3120 lbs.
Wheel Base: 105.2 in.
Interior
Front Head Room: 38.6 in.
Front Hip Room: 54 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 56.2 in.
Rear Head Room: 37.6 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 56.1 in.
Rear Hip Room: 54.1 in.
Front Leg Room: 43.5 in.
Rear Leg Room: 35.5 in.
Luggage Capacity: 14.1 cu. ft.
Maximum Seating: 5

Looks like you give up front and rear hip room and a half cubic feet of trunk space and a gain some everywhere else with a Camry [flame suit on]

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In my younger days, the only thing that mattered was rear seat room.
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:46 PM
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note that, inspite of the 300e having a significantly longer wheelbase (even though it has a smaller overall length), the Camry has larger front and rear legroom figures.

This is no doubt due to the long inline-6 of the 300e, mounted longitudinally.
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Old 05-06-2003, 12:48 AM
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Thanks!

Hello,

Thanks everyone, this really helps. Now I have to choose a candidate from six different cars. Here they are:

1) Passat GLX V-6

2) A 6 3.0

3) Maxima SE

4) G 35

5) Acura TSX

6) SAAB 93 ( with the 210 HP engine )

Any thoughts. They are all good cars but the Passat and G 35 are my front runners.

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Richard
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:54 PM
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Boy that G35 is a sweet looking car. Guess there's no history though and I haven't drove one yet...
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Old 05-06-2003, 08:59 PM
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A 6 3.0, ..........'nough said.
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Old 05-06-2003, 09:53 PM
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A 6 3.0

Hi,

I agree, the A 6 is really nice, especially with that CVT tranny.
However, it is $7-8K more than any of the others. Maybe at the end of the 2003 model year, they'll be dealing.

BR,

Richard
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:05 AM
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What is a G 35?
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:59 AM
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G 35

Hi,

The G 35 is a four door, rear wheel drive Infiniti with a killer V-6 engine. It's big and it goes.

BR,

Richard
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rcapi,


Sorry, they're all FWD, wouldn't consider any of them........
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Old 05-07-2003, 01:15 PM
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the G35 is rear-wheel-drive.
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The G35 is most assuredly RWD; it's built on the new Nissan FM platform along with the gorgeous G35 coupe and the new 350Z sports car.

I'd say either the Saab or the Infiniti, whichever you prefer. The VW has too poor of reliability to consider (looked into a Passat recently), the Audi will depreciate like a lead ballon (too expensive to own), the new Maxima is too ugly to be seen in, and the new Acura is just the Euro/Japan accord priced like a 3-series BMW.

See how easy it is to make car buying decisions!

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Old 05-07-2003, 01:23 PM
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SAAB 93

Hi,

Drove the SAAB 93 ( with 210HP ) yesterday. It's really nice too. I was going 90 without even knowing it and almost got caught in a speed trap. The alert salesperson warned be just in time!

I keep leaning toward rwd though, which means Infiniti. Too bad the new E Class is so expensive. It is truly the successor to the venerable 300e.

BR,

Richard
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Old 05-08-2003, 04:54 AM
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Bobbyv wrote:

the G35 is rear-wheel-drive.

Yes, sorry for the oversight.....they're not sold here and I'd never heard of it.

So the choice is easy now, isn't it?
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