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Official Website of the New Car Buyer Names Chrysler 300 'Editors' Most Significant Vehicle' for 2005

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2005 Chrysler 300C

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2004 -- (, the Internet's premiere resource for consumer automotive information, today named the Chrysler 300 the "Editors' Most Significant Vehicle" for 2005.

This accolade is awarded annually to a vehicle that, according to the editors at, significantly changes the rules of a given segment, creates a new niche or redefines an automaker's image.

"The Chrysler 300 has changed the rules of the family sedan segment, adding dynamic looks, a roomy and upscale interior layout and, in the case of the Hemi-powered 300C, substantial performance," observed Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief at "This is an exceptional vehicle, and represents a tremendous achievement in the effort to make cars 'cool' again -- especially when SUVs are losing their appeal for many buyers."

Past "Most Significant" award winners include the Nissan Titan, Nissan 350Z, Mini Cooper, Chrysler PT Cruiser and Honda Insight. today also announced the winners of the seventh annual "Editors' Most Wanted" vehicle awards, recognizing the new model year vehicles the editors would choose to buy with their own money.

   The 2005 winners are:

   Coupe Under $15,000                               Honda Civic
   Sedan Under $15,000                               Mazda 3
   Wagon Under $15,000                               Scion xB
   Coupe Under $25,000                               Ford Mustang
   Convertible Under $25,000                         Mazda MX-5 Miata
   Sedan Under $25,000                               Chrysler 300
   Wagon Under $25,000                               Dodge Magnum
   SUV Under $25,000                                 Chevrolet Equinox
   Coupe Under $35,000                               BMW 3 Series
   Convertible Under $35,000                         BMW Z4
   Sedan Under $35,000                               BMW 3 Series
   Wagon Under $35,000                               Audi A4
   SUV Under $35,000                                 Toyota 4Runner
   Coupe Under $45,000                               Chevrolet Corvette
   Convertible Under $45,000                         Audi A4
   Sedan Under $45,000                               Cadillac STS
   SUV Under $45,000                                 Volkswagen Touareg
   Coupe Over $45,000                                Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
   Convertible Over $45,000                          Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
   Sedan Over $45,000                                Audi A8
   Wagon Over $35,000                                Mercedes-Benz E-Class
   SUV Over $45,000                                  Land Rover Range Rover
   Compact Truck                                     Dodge Dakota
   Large Truck                                       Nissan Titan
   Minivan                                           Honda Odyssey
   Exotic                                            Ford GT

Details on all award winners can be reviewed at and video clips are available at

Visitors to are invited to vote for their own vehicle choices each April. Last year's picks can be found at

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