2012 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.6 V6 from North America
This car's design is beautiful.
Inside the seats are comfortable and the interior is very quiet.
It has the best instrument panel, in both looks and ability to read, that I have ever seen.
Engine is quiet and the 8-speed transmission is very smooth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th March, 2012
13th Mar 2012, 09:08
8 speed automatic is one thing, but Chrysler hasn't even fixed their current 6 speed automatic system. Keep us posted on your 300, and let us know how it's doing post 70K miles. Currently the 6 speed only lasts about 50K before they re-install software, because they supposedly 'fixed' the problem.
I'm not bashing Chrysler personally, I'm bashing any auto manufacturing company that make automatics with more than 4-5 gears. People might say it saves fuel, but your fuel saving will be spent on repairing your vehicle and time loss. Ford's not any better.
18th Mar 2016, 20:03
I was a bit nervous about purchasing my wife's 2012 300 with the 8 speed transmission, but 4 years later at 85,000 miles it has performed flawlessly. For a car of this size to regularly obtain 26 MPG with 30 MPG frequently being seen on the highway is incredible. It gets better mileage than my 02 Sentra that I use as a commuter.
Overall the car has had only minor issues (wheel bearings at 70k and rear brake pads hang up in the sliders every 6-8 months and have to be removed and cleaned up).
Without a doubt the most reliable Chrysler we have ever owned.