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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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36 reader reviews for Chrysler 300C Saloon.
  • 3.0 V6 CRD 4dr

    Mark Hilton , Lancs . Date: 11/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The Chrysler 300C CRD is quite simply a superb car.

    The Mercedes sourced diesel engine / transmission combination is very impressive, delivering 0-60 in the mid 7s, along with a mid 30's mpg. As you would expect it is quiet and refined when pushed.

    I had to wait 4 months to take delivery, but I understand that I was lucky to get my colour of choice (black) that quickly. Whilst waiting I did wonder about build quality, but no worries, it has been very well screwed together in Austria.

    I understand that the appearance of the 300C may not be everybody's cup of tea, but isn't that refreshing? I recently had an Orwellian moment when I looked from a Merc S Class to LS Lexus, and Lexus to Merc and could not tell which was which.

    The specification list on the 300C is remarkable. Some though have commented on a perceived lack of quality in the 300C interior, however I think the retro knob controls, and art deco winged clock add a little class. It is certainly a comfortable place to be in for the grind up the M6.

    The hardest question to answer is how do Chrysler make a profit on the 300C CRD? Well I'm sure the weekness of the Dollar/Euro against Sterling has helped with the UK List Price, but I suspect quite simply they don't make a profit.

    Lets face it, Chrysler are not the only car manufacturer making a loss at present. It's just unusual for the end punter to be the one getting the benefit.

  • 3.0 V6 CRD 4dr

    George Mounsey , Derbyshire . Date: 30/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Purchased the car in May after a long delay.Well worth the wait.

    The car is the best I have owned so far.

    It is an 'in your face motor' and everyone looks at it. People even come up and say how good it looks.

    I have so far driven 4000 miles in it and am achieving 33 mpg which I am pleased with. The driving is excellent and their is bags of power.The cabin is a little plastic compared to other cars but it does not matter.

    Boot space is ample and the room for passengers in the rear is ample If I wanted to be picky acouple of things need addressing. The a/c controll is not easy to see as it is set for a left hand drive car as is the door key.Other than that no poblems.

    I previousy drove Jaguar but this car is value for money.

  • 3.0 V6 CRD 4dr

    johnn methven , lanarkshire . Date: 25/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I went in to buy a Lotus Elise and came out with a new 300c.

    It's got great looks and I have never driven a car that makes you feel so good to be seen in!! The car drives remarkably well for its sheer size and bulk, in the fact I find that the car responds better if you treat the steering quite harshly, if you are too timid the car doesn't respond so well.

    The performance is more than adequate and if you use the kick down around the 50 to 70mph range for overtaking, the car just takes off and goes.

    Inside I don't mind the plastic finish, afterall all cars are plastic inside! What would help break up the bland area in front of the front seat passenger would be to continue the chrome strip along this area.

    The car has great presence,performance, comfort(on the standard wheels and tires), and bags of room, including the boot. It's great value for money and economical too. What more can I say but buy one too!

  • 5.7 V8 Hemi 4dr

    christine Allwood , lincs . Date: 24/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I work for a car dealership and have driven this car quite a few times. I love the whole package. In terms of value for money, it's a great deal - even with every possible extra added on, you're still not in the region of BMW or Mercedes money.

    This car is so unique, and I think that's why I like it so much. The market is not saturated with them, so if any one sees it, they instantly know what it is and can't help but gawp, or they want to know what it is. It doesn't look the same as all the Euro boxes out there, which makes it very appealing.

    On the road, I found it quick and fun, but comfortable, too. The steering is light and it's nimble through the corners, with little roll for such a heavy car. The braking distance was good also. Running costs can be good if you have a lot of self-control, as four of the eight cylinders will shut down if you're just cruising. If you haven't much self-control, and like to hear the V8 roar on a regular basis, don't expect anything wonderful.

    Overall, it's a car that speaks for itself. The looks are stunning and worth every penny, and if you're worried about the interior quality, then go and spend an extra £20,000 on the BMW equivalent. No thanks! This car is a great buy.

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