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« on: April 17, 2011, 03:08:43 PM »

Looking back.. does anybody remember a few years ago, the Chrysler 300 was a sensation. I remember seeing the press photos and reading comments online. "Rolls Royce for the poor", "Gotham city police car", and just the all around positive praise. Even I was quite astonished in the looks of the 300. Six years ago it was a hit for Chrysler, buyers just loved them.

Then today, I can't notice but to notice that the 300 oddly feels outdated and awkward looking. I feel almost completely different about the car than I did 6 years ago. I can't think of any other car that shocked my attention at launch then quickly became bland and ignored as much as a Camry; odd?

I recently went along with one of the "office guys", from work, to look at the new 300. His current BMW 7-series has been nothing but a pain, and when the discussion of buying a "new car" came up I kind-of nuged the idea of the new 300 (he likes big cars).

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Styling wise, I was kind of hoping for something more than this update. It is more classy looking, the hotrod slim windows have been dropped in favor of a more refined normal look. The chrome is catchy in person. At first glance, it is still, just a 300.

Chrysler did spend their money in a good place; the new interior improves over the old model. Most everything looks more elegant, and the quality is soft and refined. One thing I notice is that the climate controls looks out of place; they look cheaper/less appealing in comparison with the other materials around the cabin (see press photo below). I'm a little undecided on the interior lighting. Oh, the classic Chrysler analog clock.. can't forget that. The dual-panel sunroof is a nice touch Smiley



Another thing I notice, this car is smooth and quite; "fitted with two premium-composite underbody panels that are responsible for over 8 feet of acoustic insulation and smoothing lower airflow".

I didn't drive the thing, just sat in the passenger seat. It probably handles like a boat, but man that 360-hp 5.7-liter shows! It grumbles cool, and pulls hard! I never notice it switch from eight-cylinder to four-cylinder "Fuel Savor Mode" or whatever Chrysler is calling it.

It may not be a work of art, but it is a RWD sedan with a powerful V8. Maybe one should hold out for the new 8-speed automatic that will replace the 5-speed latter this year.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 05:31:03 PM »

Ive never liked that car. Rather something that is actually classy, like a BMW 7 series.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 07:40:23 PM »

I'd think I'd still choose a Caddy over a Chrysler
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 09:39:51 PM »

Ive never liked that car. Rather something that is actually classy, like a BMW 7 series.

How is it not classy?

I'd think I'd still choose a Caddy over a Chrysler

The STS is only available in V6 trim since the Northstar program was scrapped. It's also a very outdated design. The current STS was only a slight facelift over the 2nd generation. This is a considerable facelift over the 1st generation 300C.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 10:29:20 PM »

How is it not classy?

The STS is only available in V6 trim since the Northstar program was scrapped. It's also a very outdated design. The current STS was only a slight facelift over the 2nd generation. This is a considerable facelift over the 1st generation 300C.

Its like a fake Rolex.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 01:13:59 AM »

If I was going to get a mopar sedan I think I'd take the Charger over this, but the interior of the new 300 does look MUCH better than the old ones.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 11:22:17 AM »

Its like a fake Rolex.



So it's fake luxury?
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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 02:02:49 PM »

this has too many small gadgets, small writing and too much bling for the croud it's appealing too  IMO... grandpa can't read that tiny centre console even with those glasses.   
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 02:23:50 PM »

Thats another thing, the styling now is more grandpa than ghetto, and the previous gen is driven almost exclusively by wanna be ballers, lol. This is a car that could hide in a parking lot with only two other cars, where the Charger looks like its ready to take a limb from you if you get too close.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 03:12:48 PM »

I like it overall but I wouldnt buy one.. I also dont like the front grille, it just doesnt seem to flow with the front of the car very well. For some reason it looks like a Toyota Camry up front...


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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 04:34:54 PM »

I like the front but I prefer the old rear better.

That interior doesn't look very nice. There's something about that ugly silver trim around the screen.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 10:35:03 PM »

I love how everyone just ignores the V8
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 10:51:09 PM »

But you could get that V8 in the much better looking Charger.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 11:00:23 PM »

That is true.

But he could get that V8 in the much better looking Charger.

 Not my type of car Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 11:23:54 PM »

a v8 in a boat... that is what that is.
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