Car: 2012 Chrysler 300C 5.7 Hemi RWD
Join Date: Jan 2013
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New 2012 300C 5.7 Hemi
Recently closed an amazing deal on a new 2012 300C RWD Hemi with the 20's and sunroof (no other options, none wanted). It's tungsten metallic with the black leather interior. Traded in a Mustang 5.0 because the lady and I really needed more space. Glad to have such a comfortable ride and interior without giving up RWD and V8 power. Love the 5.7 Hemi's MDS system (got 25mpg on the 30 mile trip home), 5-speed shifts nice and firm, and the Alpine system is surprisingly good to my ears. Wanted to thank this forum for all the helpful info it provided as I was researching the purchase; now I'm a member.
BTW, the car was a dealer demo with low miles on it and, combined with a very good offer on my Mustang and 6k worth of factory incentives, the deal was right where I wanted it. Cross-shopped Caddies, Audi's, Mercs, Hyundai's, etc.. The 300 was hands down the best looking, fastest, most comfortable option. The price was at least 10k under what the others wanted for a whole lot less. Like a lot of folks out there, I did/do have concerns about build quality and reliability, but I'm staying optimistic and on top of the car's health. Full factory warranty does offer some peace of mind and this forum seems like it's great for keeping owners familiar with potential problems.
So far so good with this lovely beast. No interior rattles, weird paint flaws, or electrical gremlins that I can see, though I'm sure some issues will pop up along the way (fingers crossed). Build quality appears to be on par with/better than my Mustang, which was a 5.0 stripper.
Last edited by Capo D; 01-13-2013 at 04:42 PM.