Congrats man! I am likewise coming from the Mustang world (as well as BMW, Subaru, Chevy, Ford, etc.)! My only complaint I have with the quality of my (Tungsten grey) 300 SRT8 is the paint is a bit thin and the rear deck rattles a little on high bass songs. But I tell you what, when I did the oil change myself recently and I was under the car looking at everything, I was impressed with the quality and strength I saw under the car! Not sure if all the subframe links and pinnings were just an SRT8 thing for added lateral strength, but I was impressed! The whole car is solid, quiet, and durable. The interior is just simply amazing. I STILL feel I made a great choice on trading out my 2008 Shelby GT500 for this thing. So much more technology and comfort and MPG, but RWD madness when I stomp the throttle!
Agreed. My '13 5.0 was a beast and a blast to get on, but the spartan, super plasticky interior, cramped accommodations, and jumpy ride quality over city streets just had me and the misses bummed out after a while. Not to mention the car having its own set of issues ranging from a leaking rear pinion seal, faulty front LCA's needing to be replaced, steering wheel shimmy that wouldn't die, and a few loose components rattling around inside. All that after only 10k miles just pushed me over the edge. Don't get me wrong, I still think it was an overall excellent take on a classic muscle car formula, it just wasn't the most enjoyable car to live with.. And the 5.7hemi does get better MPG's than the coyote 5.0.
With this 300C, all of my priorities were met, though I wouldn't mind a bit more power and exhaust growl. In the meantime, I can still tear it up, but do so in style, comfort, and a ton of space.. I might eventually add a tune, cai, and catback system to really wake it up, but I'm in no rush to do so.. Love the srt8, btw! What a car..