Car: 2017 Chrysler 300C
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Slightly different viewpoint from above since I never had the V8, always V6s. Started with a 2006 300 Walter P. Chrysler Special Edition. For the time it was great! Two-tone leather seats, sunroof, nav, and not much else. Pure drivers car. No luxury, nothing superfluous. Power was more than adequate. I had the ubiquitous suspension issues.
Next was 2013 300C. Night and day difference in many respects. Ride was much more luxurious and more to my aging liking. Handling about same but the car felt more substantial. Acceleration of the V6 with 8 speed was awesome. Never felt that I was missing out from the V8. (i am sure V8 owners would disagree). Even with more hp and kick, the mileage mpg was greatly improved from 17/25 (my avg 21) to 21/30 (my avg 26). All instrumentation superior to the previous car. Loved the Garmin nav. Obviously, big bump up to the C in terms of luxury items.
Currently driving a 2017 300 C V6. Overall, I like it even better than the Ď13. The 8 speed tranny seems more responsive at the cost of mileage being 20/29 (my avg down to 25 but Iíll take it). Instrument panel and EVIC again improved. Polished alloys instead of chrome wheels. More LED lighting (fogs, etc). Nav not as good as Garmin, but Ď17 is the first year for Apple Carplay in the 300 and I LOVE it. I use Google Maps all the time now. I understand Waze is coming too.
I havent mentioned styling as that is very subjective to each person. Overall, suffice it to say that I have really enjoyed the newer car over each previous model.
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