Chrysler 300 Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2006 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5 V6

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carAudi A6

Summary:

Fantastic vehicle

Faults:

Nothing at all, no problems whatsoever.

General Comments:

This car is a fantastic used buy. Everyone believes it to be brand new, and it still looks it after 3 years on the road.

The 3.5 V6 is strong, reliable and emits a nice growl when floored. It's no racer, and that's because it's not meant to be. It's a 2 tonne plus cruiser, and it does it extremely well.

You can feel the Benz within the car. It sits on an old E Class platform, and has Mercedes gearbox from the Daimler Chrysler partnership.

It feels so solid on the road, has too many features to list, and has good gas mileage. Living in Australia, mine has come from the Chrysler factory in Austria, which has further helped build quality.

I have had this car on the highway, and it floats along effortlessly. Would recommend to anyone. Thumbs up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2010

2007 Chrysler 300 Hemi 300C 5.7 V8

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 V8 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance43000 kilometres
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Best value for money, no other can compare

Faults:

22,000 kms O ring seal wore out (common problem), but a quick stop at the dealer service fixed that within 15 minutes at no charge.

No other mechanical failures.

I recommend disabling the tilt down mirror when reversing, as I bumped into a cyclist and scratched my paint, as I couldn't see him due to the tilt.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for almost two years, and I have no complaints. Things only got bad for me when I discovered what ESP OFF meant. I burnt thru my tyres and my average 13.6 l/100 kms jumped to 16.5 because I loved the roar of the HEMI.

Its expensive having a lead foot in a 300c, but hey you only live once.

I've lost count of how many ricers the 300C has consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2009

3rd Apr 2010, 00:51

Mirrors are no substitute for actually turning and looking for kids and cars... that's got to be the first thing I teach teens: safety first - look in the direction you're driving and check your mirrors.

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews