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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.
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Congrats!

Coming from the Mustang world myself you have to be very patient and understanding with the aftermarket on these new Chryslers as they are being released very slowly.

For now just enjoy the plush ride and the advanced technologyl features of the 300C 5.7 HEMI.

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Congrats!

Coming from the Mustang world myself you have to be very patient and understanding with the aftermarket on these new Chryslers as they are being released very slowly.
Thanks man! I agree that the Mustang aftermarket is pretty amazing and I will miss that. So far no modding bug with the 300, but we all know how that goes.. This time around, I made sure that I bought a car that had the options I really wanted so I wouldn't regret it later.. With the 5.0, I was just after the engine/speed. Now I still have a car that hauls ass and, more importantly for me at this point in my life, enough space for the family.

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I bought new 300C 5.7 for the same reasons and looked at the other cars also. 300C 5.7 most power comfort and pricing.
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I bought new 300C 5.7 for the same reasons and looked at the other cars also. 300C 5.7 most power comfort and pricing.
Definitely concur.. How's it treating you?
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Nice. Love that color.


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Great color choice..... Looks familiar...... Ha!
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gratz!! hope you enjoy the ride
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Definitely concur.. How's it treating you?
Still think I made the right decision. Traded in a mercedes e500 w V8.

The 300C has more power, rides better and dimensions are 2" wider 6" longer so it fits in the wife's parking no issue. IMO the 300C is the best rear drive, powerful, smooth car on the market and for the $$ you can't beat it.

The long term reliability will be the key issue. It was rated very highly on reliability and it this proves to be true I will be a repeat buyer.

I have owned Lincoln's, Cadillacs, Mercedes and others but this one tops in MPG power and comfort.
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