2012 Chrysler 300

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Big, Brawny, American Iron! by Drake from Napa on 09/01/2012. Trim: 2012 Chrysler 300 C RWD, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Big, rear-wheel-drive, V8 powered American car. The ride harkens back to days gone by. Make no mistake, this is no wanna be euro car or pedestrian Asian marque. This car is for a specific driver who remembers floating on a V8 powered cloud - but with the addition of modern day conveniences such as Sat radio, phone, GPS, vent blown seating, and the like. U-Connect is one of the best interfaces I've come across.
Cons: Traction control - hate it - has no business being on this old school derived machine. Get rid of TC, add a Dana locker and we're in business.
Overall review: Simply put: great car! Not much available out there for people who want to ride around in big vehicles like this 300C. Guys - you will not be accused of driving a girly car - that is for sure!
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An Imperial? by Winthorpe from Green Gables on 12/20/2012. Trim: 2012 Chrysler 300 C RWD, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Our 300C is simply a great riding vehicle. The car manages to be both plush and stable simultaneously. The 3rd generation 5.7 Hemi engine is an absolute blast to drive. We've also driven the V6 Pentastar and it is no slouch, either engine is perfect for this car. Leather seating, wood trim and steering wheel, rear camera, satellite radio/traffic/info/navigation, streaming Bluetooth, USB, heated steering wheel, heated seats, cooled seats, LED DRL's, auto headlights, fog lights, auto wipers, remote start, and powered rear sunshade all standard on the C. Chrysler huh? Yes, since Cadillac has chosen to gouge those of us who prefer V8 and rear wheel drive with our US luxury car,
Cons: The car isn't free.
Overall review: This car is quick, quiet, comfortable, elegant, masculine, and reasonably priced. Some additional notes: While a US car - the transmission, differential, front and rear suspension are all Mercedes derived. 18 inch rims with 60 series tires add to plushness of ride. This will decrease if you opt for a S model or larger rims in general. Tires will break loose on 2nd gear shifts on spirited acceleration. However, traction control eventually reigns everything in. Mixed city driving yields about 18 MPG for this owner. Spark plugs, all 16 of them need changed at 30K miles. Car has noise suppression windshield and glass - not sure how it works, but it does. Probably pricier to replace as well!
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"Mixed feelings about Chrysler 300C AWD" by David in Aurora on 01/21/2012. Trim: 2012 Chrysler 300 C AWD, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Reminded me of my 2000 Mercedes S500 interior (Java) and exterior color (Capri blue). There are some nice lines, such as the hood and mini spoiler in the rear. The lights are a nice feature. My wife sits comfortably in it, but rarely drives due to all the high tech features.
Cons: 10 body panel mis-matches of up to 1/4". Rear quarter panel on driver's side is full of fine scratches . The fine nappa leather has 16 seams in the seats. One is OK, The other 15 gathers are misaligned, vary in size, shape and location. Looks like it was done by a one eyed, one armed upholsterer. A similar car they brought in to compare had 15 good and one bad, but, there was no one in management to observe the difference. Proposed solution is to tear the seat covers apart and put them back together without the pleats which are supposed to be there to show the high quality of the leather. My upholsterer advises this will destroy the fabric due to the perforations near the seams.
Overall review: Sometimes, I really enjoy looking at the car; sometimes I hate it. Car was supposed to be custom built, but, the build was canceled the day before the build date and this one was shipped from NY to OHIO with no real time for me to review in detail. Anyone who has driven across PA knows the damage that happens along the route. Evidence of rubbing compound, etc. Poor substitute for the 2011 BMW I had to trade in. PS: Shipped from Detroit means made in Canada
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Perfect Large American Automobile by Darrin from Utah on 01/17/2012. Trim: 2012 Chrysler 300 S V8 AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Great car. Owned for 2 weeks. Love the new body.Turns heads and people have even asked me if it was an "Audi". The info. screen is huge , very clear, and no problems with the system. Traded in a 2006 300C RWD. This new car handles all the weather northern Utah can throw at it. Big improvement in all areas compared to 2006 model year. Have surprised some friends with the power from the 5.7 liter hemi. V8. Have owned over 12 new vehicles in 30 years of driving and i am very impressed with this automobile.
Cons: At freeway speeds there is some wind noise and tapping coming from the sun-roof. Having service done, hopefully will correct this problem. No other problems at all.
Overall review: If looking for large sedan. Take a test drive before purchasing any other vehicle. You will be hooked. Comfortably seats five adults. Excellent smooth ride. And Hemi. V8 powered Sports model will carve any canyon with ease.
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Excelent value by Frank on 04/17/2012. Trim: 2012 Chrysler 300 C Luxury Series, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: Fit and finish is excelent I ,like the interrior and the over all siloute. I ordered the luxury series with safety tech and premiun sound system. I am well satisfied with my purchase.
Cons: The seat does not retract for easy exit and entrance.
Overall review: Very quite and comfortable ride,a real pleasure to drive
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