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Pros: The kick in the a...s it gives you at any speed !!!!
Cons: The cruise control stalk. Akward to use.
Advice: Get one but make it a HEMI !!!!Man this car is the BOMB !!! I am an ex... GM dealer and the last caddy my wife drove she hated so in 1999 I bought her a 300m and again in 2002 another 300m. She loved both cars and they were never in the shop for other than normal maintanance!!! Each car had 60,000 miles on them when turned in. I now have a Thrifty car rental agency and in 2005 we ran some base 300's and a few touring versions in our fleet. I HATED them!!!! When she was due for her new car in September I didn't know what we were going to do so I started looking at the caddy CTS and Audi A-6. Than the Chrysler dealer that I bought the 2 300m's from brought me a 2006 300c Hemi to drive for the day. It was love at 1st drive and I and my wife like it more each day. After vowing not to buy one we're gald we did. This is one AWSOME ride!!!!
Pros: It's looks are so cool-got that Bently look to it.
Cons: It's not mine - She's not fond of the chopped look
Advice: Definatly get the C - just test drive it - you'll get hookedThis car was bought for my wife but she really didn't know what she was getting, going from a Honda Accord to a Hemi, the smile told it all on the test drive. I didn't even have to drive it. The new Charger has nothing on this car, THIS IS A MUSCLE CAR....with a load of luxury and it's BIG, Everyone knows her now by the lady with that beautiful yellow car, after six months it's still turning heads..Can't say enough about it, This car screams.
Pros: It is quiet and comfortable like reading a book by yourself in a living room.
Cons: Nothing really, just don't drive it like a Honda Civic because the engine is touchy and not designed for sport driving.
Advice: If you like a calm quiet comfortable ride at a good price, then buy the 300 Base Model or 300 Touring Model. If you are more into showing off like you are driving a muscle car then go for the 300C or SRT8.This car is everything I ever wanted in a full sized family sedan. When you get on the freeway you feel that you have total control on the vehicle, even at 90 mph! I never experience any shaking or drifting at high speeds. On top of this the noise is minimal at 90 mph, where most cars are noisy and somewhat sluggish, like our previous 2003 Mitubishi Galant. I love going around town in the 300 because I feel so safe as if I am sitting on the couch at home. You can't go wrong with this car, if you are not a performance nut that is. I recommend the 300 Touring or higher for the performance nut.
Pros: That 30's Gangster Styling with a Futuristic Twist
Cons: Getting out of it to sleep!!
Advice: Be Warned - If You Test Drive One, You'll Find a Way to Buy ItThis car is the perfect combination of luxury,handling,and style. The ride is cushy but firm - on corners it remains quite flat with no roll;hugs the road like a big sports car.It's extremely quiet when cruising and roomy like the cars of the 50's! Styling is very cool and you feel conspicuous driving it! We got the base 300 with the 2.7L V6 and yes, a 3.5L would be nice (the Hemi price was prohibitive), but with 2 kids in college we were absolutely thrilled to afford such an incredible car.It's nice to be so excited about our new car!!!
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.