Traditionally, convertible cars have a quiet style and are aimed at sensitive souls, who do not want to stand out from the crowd. Not a Chrysler 300C, this large American machine is intended to attract attention from every angle and it is no surprise that it is labeled ‘gangsta car’.
Now approaching its tenth year in Oz, Chrysler’s big 300C matures with the introduction of a brand new model in July 2012, which is less gangsta, more mainstream – though you still don’t use the word sedate about it. This 300C gen-hai made a big change in July 2015, adding some interesting details ahead. It obviously won’t be included in this used car feature.
As a strikingly shaped vehicle, many buyers of the 300C add individual accents, huge wheels with extremely low profile tires that are being used by many.
Chrysler shipped us only cars when the first boats arrived in November 2005. Butch’s freight cars began arriving in June 2006 and were immediately welcomed as something. that’s unusual, even more than convertibles.
The original Chrysler 300C can be awkward to drive until you get used to it. You sit a long way from the front of the car, look over a large dashboard, then through a small windshield, on a long bonnet. The tail of the 300C is also a long way away and the car’s bootlid cannot be seen from the driver’s seat. Thankfully, the rear parking sensor provides handy assistance. The 2012 version of 300C is better arranged and simpler to manage.
There are more traces of traditional American softness than some like
The 300C has good legroom, space and prop for four adults, but the inside weight is not as good as for home goods and Falcons. There is enough width in the center of the back seat for adults but the transmission tunnel steals a lot of space.
There is a large boot at the rear of the car that is in good shape so it can handle bulky items. However, there is a long section below the rear window to the end of the shoes. The backrest for the rear seats can be folded down to allow a long load. The luggage area of the Chrysler 300C wagon is quite large, but again, not as good as at Ford and Holden.
Australia’s 300C has what Chrysler calls a suspension of the ‘international’ specification. However, there are more traces of traditional American softness than some prefer. Try yourself on your own road test. The advantage of a soft setup is that it flies comfortably, even on rudimentary and ready Aussie back routes. An exception to the suspension is the SRC8 300C with muscular vehicle setup.
The 300C V8 petrol engine is an old-style, two-valve propulsion engine, but good cylinder head design and an updated electronic engine management system help it work nicely. The V8 engine can cut out four cylinders while running easily. It produces many punches and sounds and is not too thirsty.
If 5.7 liters of the first 300C V8 is not enough, use the 6.1-liter SRT (Sports & Racing) version. Not only do you get more clicking, but a sports frame to enhance driving pleasure. The V8 engine was raised to 6.4 liters in the new 2012 SRT8.
A lower-cost SRT called the SRT Core was introduced in mid-2013. It retains sporting features, but has a cloth instead of leather; a basic sound system with six non-nineteen speakers; Standard, non-adaptive, cruise control are; and standard, no adaptive damping. The new Core price has dropped $ 10,000 compared to the full SRT, making it a real bargain.
The large number on the watch could be the used 300C focal point already living the limo life
For those who want lower performance, such as limousine owners, there are turbo-diesel petrol engines and V6 petrol engines on offer. The large numbers on the watch may be the clue that the 300C used to live limo lives, on the other hand, they are usually reasonably controlled and strictly served by the book.
Chrysler is properly represented in Australia, although most dealers are in the metro areas. Chrysler has been connected to Mercedes-Benz for some time, today, it is controlled by Fiat. You can find an intersection in the technical knowledge of European marques at some dealers.
Spare parts for the Chrysler 300C are priced higher than the spare parts for Goods and Falcons, though not too much.
These large cars have good underbonnet space so working on them is easy. Amateur mechanics can do a lot of work due to the layout and simple components.
Affordable insurance. Some companies charge slightly higher for SRT8, but there is a little difference between the company and the company in these sports variants. Shop around, but make sure to research the fine print before choosing a lower premium.