Looking to buy a 2013 - Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums
2nd Generation Chrysler 300 Discussion This is the area for discussion of the new 2nd generation Chrysler 300.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 1,145, Level: 1 Points: 1,145, Level: 1 Points: 1,145, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looking to buy a 2013

Hey folks. I've been looking into the 300's for a while and finally did a test drive. It was really tough not to drive off with it. After coming from big SUVs for the last 12 years, I'm looking for something more comfy for really long 10+ hour trips.

With the exception of last year we can sometimes get some pretty bad snow here, wondering how a new AWD version would handle? Anyone have any experience with snow in a 2012?

I'm looking to get a basic 300, not a S or C or anything else. Making it AWD and adding the GPS will top out my budget. I just saw they released a glacier edition, but every dealership around me is loading them up over $40k and it looks to be mostly cosmetic stuff anyway. DOes anyone know if they plan to make any kind of station wagon version?
Necros is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 07:12 PM
Super Moderator
Points: 54,274, Level: 1 Points: 54,274, Level: 1 Points: 54,274, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
MADDOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 14,194
Thanks: 331
Thanked 1,785 Times in 1,611 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Garage
The "station wagon version" was the Dodge Magnum and they made those in AWD. They are no longer produced.

I know several owners in very snowy areas that say putting on some winter traction tires on their AWD 300 served them well. If you need winter traction and a sedan, the AWD 300 is a great choice!

Michael
2006 300C SRT8
MADDOG is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 1,145, Level: 1 Points: 1,145, Level: 1 Points: 1,145, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh .. could have sworn I saw a 300 wagon before, guess it was a magnum. I think I'm going to be stuck with whatever all weather tires I get with the car though, at first anyway. I live in a small condo, no place really that I can store the old tires while I have winter ones on. I mostly just want a comfy ride, that can also hold it's own on the 5 or 6 days a year when there's snow
Necros is offline  
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 08:23 PM
Super Moderator
Points: 54,274, Level: 1 Points: 54,274, Level: 1 Points: 54,274, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
 
MADDOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oregon
Posts: 14,194
Thanks: 331
Thanked 1,785 Times in 1,611 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Garage
The Blizzak is a great tire to consider and you can get a stock size set for your car.
MADDOG is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 01:56 PM
Chrysler Customer Service Agent
Points: 3,890, Level: 1 Points: 3,890, Level: 1 Points: 3,890, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
ChryslerCares's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Auburn Hills
Posts: 674
Thanks: 80
Thanked 202 Times in 150 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The AWD Chrysler 300 version is seamless to the driver and does very well in moderate snow.

The Chrysler version wagon was for European / Export models of the Dodge Magnum. It was a Magnum with a Chrysler 300 badge. Currently there are no wagon versions built any longer.
ChryslerCares is online now  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 02:18 PM
Member
Points: 2,098, Level: 1 Points: 2,098, Level: 1 Points: 2,098, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 80
Thanks: 1
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a 2012 SRT 300 and with snow tires on 18's have been impressed with winter driving. AWD would be even better.

Tires are a must on RWD.
Meatheads300 is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 01:42 PM
Member
Points: 5,870, Level: 1 Points: 5,870, Level: 1 Points: 5,870, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orlando
Posts: 85
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got a 2013 300s fully loaded we might be able to make a deal on...it's got some nice upgrades and it would be cheaper than the Glacier edition - just thinking out loud
Wizo is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 04:31 AM
Senior Contributing Member
Points: 21,229, Level: 1 Points: 21,229, Level: 1 Points: 21,229, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
 
LeeSoFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wellington, FL
Posts: 520
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My 06 C was just coming to the end of it's extended warranty, so started looking last week. Pretty much in the time I decided to go with the Lux C, and the time I contacted the dealer, they discountinued the model and rolled it into the Varvados Luxury model. I ordered the VarLux on 12/28, should take 4 to six weeks.

(There is a Varvatos Limited that is at least 4K more than the Lux.)
LeeSoFL is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 10:21 AM
Senior Member
Points: 4,809, Level: 1 Points: 4,809, Level: 1 Points: 4,809, Level: 1
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 254
Thanks: 17
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just bought a 2013 300s awd full loaded a few days ago, I actually went down to test drive it while it was snowing and there was already a few inches on the ground. Coming from a 08 Dodge Ram with 4X4 I can tell you the 300 AWD system is far superior to the RAM.

I've now been driving it in snow and ice and I'm still really really impressed. Granted on ice it doesn't really matter what you have your going for a ride if you drive like a knucklehead.
hainesm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chrysler 300C Forum: 300C & SRT8 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does 2013 SRT8 upper grill fit 2013 300C Mojave 2nd Generation Chrysler 300 Discussion 16 05-30-2013 01:24 PM
2013 300 C/S/STR8 Changes cinca General Discussion 0 09-12-2012 02:15 PM
2013 paint Jktwood 2nd Generation Chrysler 300 Discussion 7 09-10-2012 06:35 PM
What's New - 2013 Chrysler 300 Rambit 2nd Generation Chrysler 300 Discussion 33 09-06-2012 10:36 AM
2013 300 updates TC300C 2nd Generation Chrysler 300 Discussion 4 06-06-2012 07:52 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design