I had planned to stay with Chrysler, but now, I'm thinking not. They even accidentally left the can of spray paint in the vehicle and we have it. Very nice lady I dealt with. What's New for 2008 Significant changes are in store for the 2008 Chrysler 300. The carpets were wet from being washed that day by the dealership. It's been a royal pain.
If they would of dropped I definitely would of bought it. The gaping grille - an exaggerated version of those seen on other Chrysler vehicles - is flanked by two hefty headlamps balancing out the aggressive styling of the front end. Powerplant options include a 3. Had one recall on it an had dealership fix it free. Driving Impressions After a generation of mostly tepid front-wheel-drive family sedans, the Chrysler 300 has led the return to rear-drive dynamics Americans experienced and took for granted decades ago. Wrapping everything up is freshened front and rear exterior styling and Chrysler's new limited lifetime powertrain warranty. Highway mileage is 26-28 city it 17-22.
Had it over 8 months an not one problem. Spacious and very comfortable interior. Once you are behind the wheel its difficult to believe that your drivin. Lack of visibility because of high back dash and short windows. Introduction Mold-breaking cars don't come along very often.
Vatland Honda had used toxic acrylic black spray paint on the wet carpets in the vehicle. Nice neutral handling through the turns, and good communication as you approach the car's limit's. If you aren't sold on the 300's bold style or performance, however, front-drive sedans like the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus also available with all-wheel drive are worth checking out as well. Great car that's safe an very customizable. Front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are optional on all models. The 300 benefited greatly from the now-defunct merger between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler by receiving a number of German-engineered components, including its rear suspension and five-speed automatic transmission.
Interior Design and Special Features The Chrysler 300's interior features a simple but elegant and sophisticated layout for 2008 as a result of new instrument panel and center console designs highlighted with satin silver bezels. Based on a good deal of Mercedes-Benz technology underneath, the 2008 Chrysler 300 goes one step further and offers significantly more refinement than its pre-1970s ancestors. Safety has been enhanced with new front seat-mounted side airbags added to the 300's available side curtain airbag system. Cabin dimensions are generous in all directions -- even more so in the extended-wheelbase models, of course, with these variations offering more rear legroom by far than any of their primary competitors. All-Wheel Drive An option not available on many sedans in its price range, the 300's all-wheel-drive system promises to provide increased stability and traction in all driving conditions. Wrapping everything up is freshened front and rear exterior styling and Chrysler's new limited lifetime powertrain warranty. Shoppers loved its artful, edgy styling, rear-drive layout and powerful V8 engine options, and it was an immediate hit.
This year's new Limited trim level comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a touring suspension, projector headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power passenger seat, heated front seats, power-adjustable pedals and satellite radio. At the time of this writing, neither organization has tested the 300 with this year's expanded side airbag availability. I now have 148,000 miles, and no problems yet - I still have the original brake pads and rotors! The suspension doesn't readily evoke that of a European sport sedan, but tight and true steering keeps you feeling in control of what is admittedly a large vehicle. They definitely cheapened this version compared to the 2006. The front bucket seats provide excellent lower back and thigh support, and feature adjustable lumbar support for both the driver and passenger. With the 300, Chrysler proved that this type of car could actually be fun and desirable. Also available is the W.
It's also extremely comfortable an big inside for the cost. Inside, the 300 gains a redesigned instrument panel and higher-quality materials. However, most buyers will find that the standard 300C offers plenty of excitement while keeping fuel costs reasonable. For 2008, Chrysler has made a number of significant upgrades to keep the 300 from becoming a full-size aberration. Overall great experience with them. Vehicle Details The 300's attractive instrument panel and interior design is in line with its high-style exterior, though some of the plastics lack the precise color-matching and touch-friendly feel of some top-notch luxury sedans. I finally started to get a little warping of the front rotors at 160K, and went ahead and replaced all four rotors and installed new brake pads.
In addition, shorter drivers will likely take issue with the car's poor outward visibility. The rear end, while handsome, is more conservative and the trunk's tall lid makes gauging reverse parking maneuvers a bit of a guessing game. Sadly I was hit by someone doing 45 at a complete stop. An my car held up like a tank compared to there's! Absolutely the best car I've ever owned. It's noisy and has been having issues since day one. Despite the 300's somewhat colorless interior, exquisite touches, such as the faux tortoise shell steering wheel on the 300C, add an air of individuality and elegance. While the ride is smooth, the noise level is ridiculous.
The 2008 Chrysler 300 sedan has succeeded where many of its domestic rivals have not. The Touring was a more balanced car, delivering everything I needed. For its size, however, the 300's trunk capacity measures a modest 15. Ample power, stable and confident handling and great control in poor weather conditions. Thanks to the 300's popularity among the tuner crowd, there are plenty of aftermarket parts, allowing owners to customize their cars to their hearts' content. I can afford a new car, but this has everything. On our 3 hour ride home from the dealership our 9 year old daughter became ill.
Safety has been enhanced with new front seat-mounted side airbags added to the 300's available side curtain airbag system. But that's exactly what happened when the Chrysler 300 debuted four years ago. Leather seats cracked at 28,000 miles,crank sensor seal leaked and had to be replaced 2 x. Update: Just passed 170,000 miles and the car's still running strong. We drove the powerful 300C model that Chrysler claims accounts for almost half of all 300 models sold.