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Pros: total package
Advice: Do not pass this car up.We have not owned an American car for quite a while. Even though the Chrysler 300 is a fabulous looking car, classically designed, we were hesitant about the quality and performance. We chose the 300 limited and have not been disappointed from day one. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and performance which was comparable to our foreign cars. We continue to get kudos for this car and are open to any future chrysler products. JMB
Pros: Cool Look
Cons: Cheap dash material and door panels by Rubermaid
Advice: Leave it for another year or more to get debugged.Leased a 2005 and at 2500 miles had sun roof seal, rear suspension click, stiff steering when cold then finally trashed tranny. The tranny slammed down and almost caused a rear end accident. Dealer tried to fix with valve body and clutches, 3 days later tranny slammed into a low gear again. Service response was it is so new we do not know a lot about them or problems are unknown so they seem to ignore them. CAR RETURNED TO DEALER
Pros: The Luxury appearance
Cons: The Goodyear tires
Advice: Go for the Touring or the Limited Edition.After my initial test drive of the base model Chrysler 300, I was convinced that this was the vehicle to have. After driving it for a few months I start to notice a flaw in the wheel alignment. I took it back to the dealer and it was sorted. Once, my gear was stuck in park and my passenger door had to be slammed aggresively to close. Given the benefit of the doubt, I understand that this a new car and the real problems won't be obvious until driven for a while. Overall, I am impressed with the ' eye catching' appearance of the vehicle. If I had to do it all again, I would have opted for the Chrysler Touring.
Pros: Navagator and Uconnect
Advice: But it!My last 4 cars have been BMWs. This car is amazing. I can't believe it is a Chrysler. It has the 3.5 liter engine which is fine. Love this car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: The Bentley look
Cons: I was disappointed when I got home and relized I didn't have ABS and traction control as standared features. I took it for granted that these items where included and in my opinion since it's rear wheel drive...should not have been an optional feature!
Advice: As aforementioned, If your a 300 base car buyer as myself, read the window sticker for standared equipment, you may want to add some options, winters coming...I hope I won't have a problem???Well...where do I begin?...IT'S GRRREAT! A fine automobile fit to finish indeed. My brother has a loaded 2004 E-320 Benz, he drove my new Chrysler home for me and declared it had the identical ride to his Mercedes E-320 I myself purchased an expensive luxury car back in 1999 A Cadillac DeVille, although a fine auto, I didn't want to spend a lot of money again on a vehicle because of the rapid decline in value as soon as you buy them. Well...an answer to prayer... the Chrysler 300 'bottom line.' As has been said about it... ' A whole lot of excellent car for the money.'!!!! I'm delighted with my new purchase. In my opinion it's the finest vehicle out there for the 'bucks', I drive this fine car and say to myself...'I can't belive I got all this for $24,000'. To the Chrysler Corporation: You've out done yourselves, thank you...for this phenomenal automobile!
Pros: Exterior/Interior design
Cons: Cruise control stalk
Advice: Plenty of power with the 3.5 L V6 without the premium gas and insurance costs of the HemiPurchased 2005 300 Limited (Deep Lava Red Metallic) with Luxury Package, 6 CD Changer etc. (No NAV system) on June 10. What a dream!! The styling is Bentley elegant, but muscle car aggressive. Literally stopped every day I drive it by admirers. Great handling, wonderfully quiet and spacious interior, huge luggage capacity. The 3.5 V6 provides more than enough power for my purposes. Fit and finish is excellent, and mileage is at or better than advertised. Braking is confident and sure, and the suspension is a nice blend between luxury soft and handling tight. This is a watershed car for the American car market. Compare it side by side with the Mercedes E class, factor in the price difference, and you will go home with this one!!
Pros: Excellent seats front and rear.
Cons: Cruise control 'stalk'
Advice: Be patient.Amazing how a large, near-luxury car can handle like a sport sedan. Well, almost anyway.