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Chrysler 300, Sedan
#457 of 506 Re: There's a $2500-$3000 dealer cash incentive til 1.31.07. [300seeker]
Feb 14, 2007 (11:10 am)
You can contact any DCX employee and get a number to use their discount. I hear each employee has the opportunity to give one person of their choice "less than invoice" pricing.
The 300C is a great cat. Had our RWD 06 model since Nov 05. Still looks/drives great. Never thought about the AWD version, but we don't get much snow here in AL.
#459 of 506 think twice about Chrysler
Mar 26, 2007 (3:54 pm)
I owned a 05 Chrysler 300 Touring since 2 years ago. But it's now 27k miles into its life and I've been driving it carefully ever since I got it. Everything seem s fine except they had to fix the alignment a few times ( a common issue among all 300's)when it was less than 1000 miles and they also replaced the rear left power window module and flushed the software. Dealers got those issues taken care. But I was told the camber bolt has to be replaced in order to adjust the alignment again. And it is not covered under warranty. I was a mechanic in the service too so I understand how things work. In this case, it's either the mechanic at their dealership was trying rip me off by charging $460 to replace it, or Chrysler had a defect bolt on this one. How can it be damaged when this bolt sits at the center of the wheel? So I contacted one of the warranty Rep to discuss it, but this lady seemed know nothing about mechanical problems and she called up the service Dept. A few minutes later she returned to me saying that Chrysler 300's has different alignment design and it's costly to fix the alignment issue. Then she kept on saying the $460 job of replacing this Camber Bolt is considered "Normal Wear and Tear". What a joke!!!
I like this car and I expected to see big panel gaps and some issues as people stated on forums. But now I believe why people also said "Chrysler doesn't stand behind their products".
To those people who consider Chrysler products as their daily drivers, be prepared to deal with quality issues during life expectancy of their products. If you want reliability and service, go somewhere else.
And to Mercedes Benz, they made a big mistake to associate with Chrysler. This kind of experience truly damage the image of a world class car manufacturer. Mercedes should sell Chrysler, NOW!!! They don't deserve it.
#460 of 506 The 2006 H.E. Numbers are known!
Apr 06, 2007 (2:22 pm)
This is second hand, but an H.E. owner over at 300Cforums.com just queried DCX Customer Assist about the production number of Heritage Editions... and got and ANSWER! The number... 4615 in the U.S. I've heard there were H.E.'s in Canada also, but at least we have a bonafide number for the U.S.
So if you have one of these outstanding cars enjoying, and it keep! Also please post to my Heritage Edition Build Sequence thread over at 3CF.
Sorry cm3, but I think your troubles were more from having a VERY early build 300 - probably pre-June 2004 build date?)... I had no trouble with my June-2004 built 2005 pre-owned 300C, and no problem with my new 2006 H.E. (15k miles in 12 mo) and now no problems (in the first two months of ownership) of my 2007 Magnum SRT8. I traded the '04 build 300C for it because I got the trade price I wanted ($22k) and a purchase price $10k under the MSRT8 sticker!
#461 of 506 Transmission Problems
Jun 04, 2007 (8:23 pm)
I am so disappointed with my 06' 300C I bought it brand new from the dealer and now I'm having Transmission problems it only has 3000 miles on it! I had noticed a leak from under the car in my garage and its like a pinkish color and really oily so I checked and nothing so I took it to the dealer and they said the gaskets had to be replaces. And within the same day its ready to go I don't know if I can trust them because they are lazy and it just makes me mad to pay $43000 and for it to be giving problems and it hasn't even reached 5000 miles! Well if anyone else has had this same problem please let me know what I should do, because at this point I want to trade it in..............
#462 of 506 Re: Transmission Problems [renzo07]
Jun 05, 2007 (12:46 am)
I've had the same issue my 2006 300C Heritage at approximately the same mileage. My local dealer said that the fittings needed to be tightend. I had the same experience on a 1999 300M. I haven't had any problem since. Both cars were manufactured at the same place in Canada. Maybe they just need to fire the wrench-robot...
#463 of 506 Re: Transmission Problems [lmohr83900]
Jun 05, 2007 (1:28 am)
I know thats for sure...Do you still have your 300C? Well I hope it doesnt give me anymore problems but thats not the only thing everything is falling apart and ungluing, ugh! Than the Rain-sensing wipers dont want to work!
Jun 05, 2007 (1:53 am)
$18,888 for a new base (2.7) 300 at Sacramento area Peoples Chrysler-Hyundai-Jeep at Folsom Automall. As advertised in last Saturday's Sacramento Bee newspaper.
#465 of 506 Re: Chrysler 300 Octane [yeayea628]
Jun 19, 2007 (8:46 am)
"I purchased a 300C Touring last weekend-pale linen gold-two tone leather-sunroof-upgraded stereo. I asked specifically about the gas grade required and was told regular unleaded is fine."
That is a nice car and you did very well. However, not to be nit picky (okay this is nit picky ): There is no car that is a "300C Touring". There is a 300 Touring and a 300C (the latter has a 5.7 liter Hemi, the former a V6). There is a 300CSRT with a 6.2 liter Hemi.
#466 of 506 Re: Chrysler 300 Octane [95maxima]
Jun 21, 2007 (2:26 am)
Read your owner's manual! Octane requirements are clearly listed and there is even some warnings about using other than recommended octane fuels (misfueling. One service writer at the dealership told me that they have to reset the "check engine" lights on some cars that come in becaue they are tuned for only regular unleaded, and the owners think they are going to get more power with premium fuel. Instead, the engine has trouble burning the fuel at the air/fuel mixture settings for lower octane fuel. It needs more air to burn higher octane fuel. You can actually end up getting worse mileage!