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My wife and I recently drove to Durham North Carolina to visit our son at Duke Med School. This is the second long trip we have taken in the 300C. I averaged about 24 miles per gallon and most of the time I was driving around 75 mph. A few times when I had somebody riding my rear end for awhile I punched it and ran at 100 mph for awhile. I had this Pontiac Grand AM that followed me for miles and miles on my rear end and I was passing up traffic. I finally got irritated and without even opening up the Hemi all the way, I just stepped down a little on the gas, I left the tail-gater far behind.

The car is so comfortable. It is about an eight hour trip from Pittsburgh to Durham and when I stopped for gas my legs and back, etc., felt great. Let me tell you I have driven less distance and time and felt much worse in any other car. I used to own a Lincoln Continental and it couldn't touch the 300 as far as comfort goes, or anything else for that matter.

I noticed two things that irritated me though, occasionally on rougher patches of road I would hear a rattle in the center dash area above the navigation screen. On smooth roads there was no rattle at all. The other thing I noticed is there is no convenient place to grab the trunk lid when you are trying to close it. On the trip we loaded up the car a few times because we took side trips to other places. With the trunk lid in the vertical position I would push down on the Chrysler wing emblem but that didn't seem quite right. I know this is being picky but it just seems to me there isn't a good place to grab the trunk lid when closing it.
 

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With the trunk lid in the vertical position I would push down on the Chrysler wing emblem but that didn't seem quite right. I know this is being picky but it just seems to me there isn't a good place to grab the trunk lid when closing it.
Mine has a recessed handle inside the truck lid, have a look inside yours you should have one also :)
 

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Really? It does? I thought I even looked for a good place inside but I guess (??) I missed it???
 

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Sounds like overall you're enjoying your car! Rattles can be a real pain trying to isolate them and sometimes it makes it worse to take the dash apart looking for what's causing it.

I have to admit the trunk kinda irritates me not having anything to grab on to. There's no way I'm putting finger prints on the paint so I just grab it from the inside and slam it shut.

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Mine has a recessed handle inside the truck lid, have a look inside yours you should have one also :)
That's right! That came out in 06.

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Some early build 2006's do not have the handle. Mine, for example, does not have the handle nor does it have the gas cap storage on the fuel door.


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Some early build 2006's do not have the handle. Mine, for example, does not have the handle nor does it have the gas cap storage on the fuel door.


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Doesn't yours have the little hook on the door to put the tether thing around?

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My '99 Concorde had a piece of webbing looped inside the trunk that you could grab and pull the trunk lid down. I simply found a piece of nylon strapping, made a loop, and attached it inside the trunk lid. Bingo!!!
 

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I have been meaning to post to this again but my router died at home and I haven't been online in awhile.

I did find the pull handle on the inside of the trunk. It blends in well with the black insulation so I never noticed it. It is great though makes it easy to not touch the trunk lid now.
 

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I'd love to figure out a way to incorporate that kind of handle pull into the Magnum lift-gate. The OEM pull is a finger breaker or knuckle sprainer if you don't get your fingers out in time. A design like the 300 pulls would be much better IMO.
 

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Mine has a recessed handle inside the truck lid, have a look inside yours you should have one also :)
I was also pulling down on the latch thingy.
Thanks for the tip.
Little things can make such a different.:fing02:
 
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