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Cannot fault, Brilliant underrated
I bought my SRT8 Core in May, and cannot wait to get up everyday to drive it. I've been a mechanic for 20 years so hopefully I know a thing or to about cars. The second gen 300s 2012 onwards are so much better than the first gen it's not funny. If your looking for a large sedan, put these on your list to test drive. As for the 6.4 Hemi, oh my goodness!!!
Stupid foot brake, turning circle
Car developed harsh, jolting downshifts into lower gears at only 3000km's. Chrysler technicians at the dealership purchased from have no solution. Search on the internet reveals that dozen's of V6 8 speed Jeeps, Chryslers and Dodges (share the same Pentastar engine and ZF transmission) have developed similar issues. According to these forums, Chrysler is fobbing off owners by declaring the problem isn't a problem at all, but a "characteristic" of these vehicles.
If this is characteristic of these vehicles, why:
1. didn't the demonstrator ve...
Great value for money!
I purchased a new Chrysler 300C (2013 model) and so far it has been excellent, much better than my previous Holdens.
This vehicle is great on fuel, it got us from Seymour where we filled up and all the way to Sydney (Riverstone) on a full tank!! We couldn't believe how fuel efficient it was, we were also using the air conditioning for most of the trip. The Chrysler is extremely comfortable, quality interior, quiet (no rattling), cool features such as the rear sunshade, push start ignition, usb/bluetooth, big display screen, premium Alpine soun...
After test driving and reading the rave reviews we were excited to order our Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core. The Hemi V8 was impressive (love the soundtrack) and the styling much improved on the previous model.
Unfortunately after only a few hundred kilometres our new car developed a fault that was unable to be fixed within a reasonable timeframe. We did receive two replacement vehicles only to find that they had been sitting in the weather for over six months since being delivered from the US (we suggest potential buyers check the build date) this ...meant the paint and chrome trim was marked and scratched. In addition, the interior quality was disappointing as the doors didn't align properly (causing a buffeting noise), the console had dents/flaws and some of the vents didn't move. Another couple of disappointing features we found are that you are unable to get a full size spare - meaning you are left with the tyre sealant kit (useless if your tyre comes off the alloy) and the LSD/Traction Control doesn't engage at slow speed (making it hard to get up steep driveways). Even thought this is well priced, after three disappointments sadly we had to let our passion for this car go. Hemi V8 Quality
The Chrysler 300 C petrol is very economical. It used only 13 L per 100km and I live in Sydney! Great fuel consumption! Diesel uses only 10L PER 100 km in the city. I tested it and both diesel and petrol are very fuel economical. I definitely recommend it to anyone.
The Chrysler 300 C Luxury is the best car I have ever driven would recommend to anyone, it's much better than the Ford Falcon low model. Very fuel efficient. I used to own a 2005 model, it still works with 190,000 kms on it. Very easy to repair too. The inside is very luxurious. Would recommend it over the Kia Sportage and Hyundai Santa Fe. VERY GOOD CAR I LOVE IT
fuel efficient cheap luxury
This guy's in love
We have 2013 300 C diesel and I can't get enough of it, looks brilliant in Tungsten grey, why didn't I buy another Flacon? Too small, too much, and too thirsty and it just blends in with the rest of them (boring) , I know it's a Chrysler co's it's big, powerful, and fully loaded, the way Chryslers have always been. Compare it to a 1965 AP6 V8 regal or an 1982 SE 318 V8 regal you can see the similarity's, you can't do that with a Falcon V Falcon or Commodore V Kingswood. I was getting 5.9L / 100 on the freeway yesterday, with more torque than my 440 charger, Nuts!
43k on road brand new!!!
2012 Chrysler 300C
I bought my new Chrysler 300 C in November last year and I have to say it is the best car I have ever driven and believe me I have owned many cars over the last 33 years. This is my first large car I have ever bought so I was a bit worried about fuel consumption with the 3.6 Pentastar petrol engine but I need not have because I get around 10 litres per 100 klm's which is great. The interior is pure class with the large touch screen controls and even heated and cooling cup holders!!! The ride quality is outstanding and corners nicely for a large car and the noise factor inside the cabin is practically zero. I live in the greater west in Sydney and it is a real head turner out here!!!
Looks, Driving pleasure, Fuel economy, Quietness.
New 2013 Chrysler 300 C Luxury
Just love it! It's a beautiful car in avery aspect inside and out. I test drove the Falcon G6E but there is no comparison. When my wife and I took it for a test drive it was all over for the Falcon. It's just a class above or two. The radar blind spot sensors came in handy 2 minutes after buying the car when a 'P plater' charged into the space I was moving in to.
It is so quiet, I have passengers ask if the engine is on! Everyone loves the blue back lit dash, the quality of the interior and the sheer presence of the car in the street. People s...
Picked up a new CRD 2 months ago and cannot be more pleased. For such a large car we currently return 6.7 - 6.9 ltr/100k's and the driving experience is fantastic. I'm 6'3" and she's 5'2" and we both have a great driving position. Handles very well, great stereo, awesome Bi Xenon headlights, goes like stink etc etc etc and for not a lot of coin.
Foot brake is in a pain of a position, other than that, so glad we made this choice.
Incredibly economical, looks great IMO, sensational value.
A good move
I purchased this car after 14 years in 4WDs wondering how I would settle to life at street level.
There is nothing lacking in this car. The ride, the equipment and finish are second to none.
The car looks and drives like it really should have a much larger price tag, try it for yourself, the big Chrysler will not disappoint.
Amazing Car - 2006 SRT8
I have owned my 300C SRT8 for over two years. I bought it used with 120,000k's. The car still drives like new! I now have 150,000+ k's on the clock. The interior has held up really well. It also looks virtually like new after 6 years. The plastics and leather are long lasting. The interior styling is elegant and feels like a luxury car should. For a 6.1 Litre V8 the fuel economy is amazing. I get 10.5 L/100km on the freeway. And around the outer suburbs where I live, I get between 15 and 16L/100km. I think this is good considering that my previ...ous 6cyl Avalon was getting 13.5l/100. I think the extra 3L per 100Km is easily justified considering the level of luxury and power that this car has. The car goes up steep hills like it was on a flat road. Other cars are easily left behind The thing to remember with these cars is that they are an import. A lot of money can be saved by buying parts directly from USA, and getting your local mechanic to install them. Chrysler Australia seems to charge a lot for parts which can be bought from overseas at around 1/3 to 1/4 the price you will get them from the dealer here. Eg. Local dealer wanted $800 to replace 16 spark plugs! - I bought the correct genuine mopar spark plugs from Amazon for $120 delivered! Another example is that the local dealer wanted $600 to install 20 new wheel nuts. You can get 20 aftermarket wheel nuts from ebay USA for $30 delivered!! Chrysler dealers in Australia charge $300 for a replacement remote key fob. I bought replacement rubber buttons from eBay for $15 delivered. I needed to also replace my sway bar links. $500 or so from Chrysler - $50 a pair from eBay + $80 installation at the local mechanic. No brainer! And yes, like another person said here, my transmission locking device broke. But, I checked the 300C forums and found the way to fix it myself - cost me $0 (luckily mine broke in my driveway). But FWIW - You can buy the entire Shifter assembly from USA for about $150 + shipping. Or modify the part before it breaks - It can be fixed by drilling a hole and inserting a split pin and re attaching the spring. Another thing is that the transmission needs "resetting" every 6 months because it starts to get a bit rough - But a "reset" makes it feel like new again (the dealers seem to do this for free - if you ask nicely).
Good Will - Lack there of!
My husband dream car has always been the 300c - it all came true for him 3 years ago when we purchased ours. He is one of those blokes that take immense care of his things, washes it weekly with only the best products, given me strict instruction on the places I am allowed to fill the car up if need be due to the quality of diesel, serviced on the dot if not close to it and driven sensibly. Our car had started to play up loose power (turbo didn't kick in) and the engine light was coming on and off, he took it to our mechanic who ran a diagnosti...c report which showed the DPF did not automatically clean out at 100,000km (we are now on 120,000km) and advised us this is a fault within the car looking to be between $6k-$8k to fix! I rang Chrysler Head Office to get the ring around till a Manager spoke to me we were told to send to our local dealer who would be sent an email to open a "case" on the vehicle. We go down first thing in the morning, they know nothing about it few phone calls later and $121 to do there diagnostic report which showed the same as what we had told them and shown them from our mechanic. All the information was then sent to a regional manager who without talking to us immediately just said no we are then told that because it's out of warranty and we have had the car serviced through a non Chrysler mechanic (mind you our Mechanic does our local Chrysler work and offered way better service than what the dealers did) and they felt there was no need to offer any good will. Good Will?! How about standing behind your product! The car is only 5 years old, immaculate service history, fully detailed and will now cost us $6k-$8k to have road worthy!! I appreciates car's are expensive and this car has not been any different with services costing $700-$900 a pop but $6k-$8k at such a young age! Beware! The car looks good Faulty parts that after warranty wont be fixed
Good but not so good
I have owned a Chrysler 300c SRT8 for 4 years and over all it has been a reliable rewarding vehicle.
However some minor gremlins that popped up and as it is out of warranty its to bad:
1. There is a plastic latch that locks the shifter in P until the brake pedal is applied. where the spring mounts onto the plastic latch is a weak spot that breaks and leaves people stranded. There is an aluminum product available on the after market. I believe it is the same fault for a few other Chryslers built on the same platform.
2. bonnet struts failed w...
Beautiful Luxury Car at a Genuine Bargain Price.
Mine is a 2010 3.5 Litre V6. Had it one year now and it has been absolutely faultless. I was told to stay away from the V6 as I was told that it had trouble carrying the weight. All I can say is that it leaves the lights like a slingshot and has quite scary overtaking response. It also delivery very good fuel economy on the highway of better than 11litres per 100 k's/ at 110km/h. It looks awesome, build quality is better than I hoped for (Built in Austria with Mercedes input), and people never stop admiring it and talking to me about the car. I...have had several brand new cars in the last 5 years but I will probably never sell this car, it's a keeper. Besides, they won't be making this classic retro muscle shape again. New model looks like a Maxima. Styling, Price, Economy, Retro Feel, Finish. Everybody wants a ride in it.
Headturner for young and old
Just love it. The CRD just loves to be driven sedately. It is very distinctive but the driver never sees just how good it looks (unless he lets the missus drive it!). The beauty of it is that it is more economical to take on trips than most 4 cylinder cars - how ridiculous is that? Never been a gadget man, but the auto everything is great.
Buy your 300c from a nearby dealer, pay the servicing costs, be prepared for failures, and you'll have the best looking car in town.
It must be the best looking car around - distinctive - sex on a stick. O...
This is for people looking to stand out from the crowd, I have driven the diesel and there is no compromise, plenty of low down torque gives great take off acceleration and overtaking speed, plus the benefit of good fuel economy. Low noise interior and little noise at highway speeds.
You can really pimp up this car, if you want, to really make a bold statement and they just look fantastic.
Mean looking car, different and standout styling in comparison to it's competitors, luxurious and smooth drive with plenty of reserve power.
Not the highest quality interior for a prestige vehicle.
Questions & Answers
I am up to my seventh key on this vehicle I believe there had been a recall on this ignition I would like to know if this was a recall I didn't hear about this is my vin no I would really like this checked 1c3c96cv5ay105041
I owned crisper 300C Him..2008..but without a rear or front Cam..is it possible to fix a cam or it may effect the electricity of the car...please advise.
Thinking of buying a 300c Diesel..25k (NZ) and 98,000 Km. It's a trade in from the local Chrysler dealer. Any thing i should be aware of?
Hi Cuz, I havn't heard of anything untoward with the diesel 300c's. It should prove to be a good car for you but beware that dealer servicing can be a bit rich. I would change the oil and filter every 5000 kms max, at a regular mechanics and maybe get every second service done at the dealers for computer updates/ diagnosis etc. This could save you $500 per year. Enjoy !
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