Review 5 of 7|
from Mitchel Chrysler, Ea
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The looks still get comments at least twice a week. It is extremely sharp. The power is awesome and smooth and never ending. The handling and ride are first rate and it is very quiet. The seats, gauges, and controls are great and the layout makes sense.
Gas mileage is not good. It is just now (9,000 miles) getting better with the 8/4 system on the highway.
The other weakness may prove to be the dealer network. If the Chrysler dealers had good reputations like the BMW or Infinity dealers I would feel more comfortable.
Having looked at a BMW and an Infinity I chose the 300C. It is larger and quietier and more powerful than the others and I love the look. I have a chrystal black one and it is fabulous. There are 300C fourm sites that will put you in touch with thousands of owners. Some have had more trouble than others.
I love my car. It has been to service for a warranty issue and it was fixed properly. I have 9,000 miles on it and have had it for six months. I drive in the northeast megolopolis corridor and the driving an be tough. This car has the power and the suspension to handle it all with a quiet style that turns heads every day. It is part Mercedes and part Mopar power.
I don't regret purchasing American one bit. I bought the rear wheel drive and it has been fine. The AWD road stiffer and was somewhat noisy. I have read that the noise can be attributed to the type of run-flat tires that are on that model.
If you don't want the 340 horse hemi, get the 250 horse touring or limited. I had the 3.5 liter engine in my old 300M and my son is now driving it at 160,000 miles and it still going strong with no problems. That was a big part in my consideration of the new rear wheel drive 300C.The automatic climate control, computer control, radio controls and everythig else are all well thought oput and work as one would expect.
Similar Products Used:
300m, SVT, 340i, S80