Chrysler ‘s hot-selling 300 is a car that redefines what the American sedan can and should be, and its popularity is cutting a wide path in the marketplace. These were among the reasons we voted it our 2005 Car of the Year, which gets it an automatic invite into our one-year-test fleet–although we’d have probably wanted one anyway. As you’d expect, ours is a 300C Hemi, packing that all-important 340-horsepower, -liter, OHV V-8. Covered in Magnesium Pearl Coat (a rich color that looks dark green or charcoal gray, depending on the light), our newest tester is stately and stylish. The cabin is wrapped in luxurious Slate/Graystone leather. 300Cs are well-equipped, so our selection of options was minimal. We went for the Sound Group ($635), which includes an AM/FM/cassette/CD six-disc/MP3 radio with a Boston Acoustics seven-speaker/subwoofer combo powered by a 368-watt digital amplifier. To accompany the upgraded sound system, we added Sirius Satellite Radio, which includes one year of service, for $195. Our final option choice was a $950 power moonroof. With the $625 destination fee, the total came to $35,275. So far the only problem is getting the keys for a night in this always popular ride.
The Festool Trion jigsaw has 3-way blade guidance - first by the pendulum rod, second by the pendulum guide roller, and third at the cutting point by two carbide plates, the patented CP (Carbide Precision) blade guide. The blade stays at exactly the pre-set angle, for precise cuts of all kinds including bevel or miter cuts, and reduced sway out in tight radius cuts. You get virtually no cutting errors, spoiled workpieces, or need for reworking. The Festool Trion jigsaws are among the most powerful jigsaws in existence, with a full 720 W. They can cut 4 3/4" wooden beams, 3/4" aluminum, or 3/8" steel.