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Car: 2006 Chrysler 300C
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So, I'm bringing my new-to-me car home and...
You all know the excitement when it comes to buying a vehicle, whether it be new or used. For some like myself, this hasn't been very many times in my lifetime (I tend to hold on to everything for long time) so it's usually pretty damn exciting. I'd already driven the car, made a visit to look it over, etc so when the wife and I carpooled the 2 hours to the location, you can imagine the thrill.
We get there, everything goes smoothly, paperwork, exchange of funds, etc. I don't know about every one else, but that first start when it's yours is different than the previous times. You're looking to get things in order for the ride home, like radio station (yeah, radio, because there was no aux in, had no CD, no BT), set the seats and mirrors, and so forth. I'm still in awe with all the neat bells and whistles this car has, far more than anything I've ever had before.
It's about 15 minutes of rural back roads before the freeway and halfway there I notice there's no way I'm going to make it home on the gas that's in the car. I know there's a gas station right before getting on the freeway so I'm ok there.
I pull in, taking care not to get too close to those yellow concrete filled poles and exit the car, making sure that I don't appear to be some wierdo can't stop openly admiring his own car (you know those people). I slide my CC, answer the onscreen questionaire and turn around.... whoops, forgot a step.
I slip back in the car and start looking for the gas door lock release. Got to be there somewhere on the left of the seat, in the kick area, along the door sill, somewhere right? I know it took a minute to find the trunk button and that's right out in the open. So where the hell is it?
After a couple relaxing sighs I text the guy I just bought the car from, but of coarse no immediate answer. I take another thorough look. Nothing. I start Google searching and eventually it lands me here.
Imagine my disbelief when I conclude that with all the bells and whistles, technology, there is NOT a gas door lock! I'm still dumbfounded every time I fill up.
So, what are you surprised the car doesn't come standard with?
'06 300C Hemi (the 5T FTR)