I recently had a day's test drive in this car - I loved it.
I was worried about the handling and the interior quality. The handling is great, yes it is a big car, but you know that before you get in it, it is very easy to drive and handles extremely well.
The interior quality, in my opinion is superb, other's comment on cheap plastics, maybe they are used to more opulent surroundings, but I was more than impressed.
The car I test drove had every single extra possible, most are not necessary, the two best are the startech grille and the 20" alloys, they really enhance the look of the car.
Overall, I think the car is so good, I am about to order one, I also didn't see another one all day, can't say the same about the Audi A6 and the BMW 5, they are everywhere !!!
I've only had my my 300C for a short time but am very impressed with it . Mine was bought from Olds Chrysler dealership in Yeovil, Somerset at a year old with a genuine 135 miles on the clock due to a cancelled order, so is as new.
Olds - and I have no connection with them - are the best dealership I have so far come into contact with. They belong to the old fashioned courtesy school. I only wish they were closer to me.
Running costs with services at 7500 miles and fuel consumption averaging 25mpg are my only gripes, but what would the equivallent BMW, JAG or Merc cost? And look at the difference in purchase price.
I also have a 42-year-old MG Midget and this beast turns heads nearly as much as that does.
Sod the running costs, it's cheaper by a mile than a Jag and from my test drive better.
If you feel guilty about the emmissions join the Woodland trust and offset your carbon foot print that way.
Love it or hate it, you would be hard pushed to find a car with the same impact - it turns heads wherever you go. The handling and ride quality is great, it's fast enough - although go lightly on the throttle or you'll spend a lot of time refilling.
The equipment is more than adequate and the finish quality is acceptable. Go for a few toys: the Boston sound system is hard to beat, the full screen sat-nav is ok but fiddly and I've yet to find any way to download updates or pick up speed camera locations so buy a Tom Tom.
I hired this car in Canada on two occasions for two weeks and each time I was delighted with it. It is big but you soon get used to the size and it drives very well. Even around town I had no problem with the car and parking was easy, unless you have only ever driven a Micra or a Mini.
It has presence and is a lovely quiet cruiser. It was nice to drive something that is not a boring Euro-wagon or Japanese toy car.
I would buy the diesel in the UK as the running costs on petrol are high.
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