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Chrysler 300, Sedan
#467 of 506 Re: Chrysler 300 Octane [coolrunning]
Jun 21, 2007 (10:11 am)
Your right about if your car uses regular,it not a good idea to put in premium.I do recommend going up one grade.If your car calls for mid-grade,I wouldn't go down one grade to save less then 2 bucks.Don't go below what it calls for,you will have less performance,more carbon buildup
lower MPGs.I run premium in my 06 Charger SXT,3.5,and just got 20.4 in city with no A/C.My wife's Mazda Tribute 3.0V6
just got just over 20 mpg with A/C.Its rated 19 city.I worked on cars that were suppose to have premium,but regular was used.There was tons of carbon buildup.
#468 of 506 Help, how much should I spend?
Jun 30, 2007 (6:51 am)
Guys can you tell me how much over invoice should I spend on a 300C? I heard the Chrysler sold to Cerberus news really shake buyers confidence...
How about its maintenance costs?
Btw I've been told buying a brand new one isnt worth it since it loses almost $10k the 1st year, is it true?
If it is, then how much should I look forward to spend on an 06 or 07 300C?
I spotted a silver on beige 06 300c, 19k miles, almost fully loaded w/ protection group, sound group, wood trim, sunroof and xenon.
This is my 1st time for a Chrysler, so any infos are very appreciated.
#469 of 506 Re: Help, how much should I spend? [m4d_cow]
Jul 05, 2007 (7:58 am)
If you're buying a car worried about depreciation, then don't bother buying a car. They are drop as soon as you taken them off the lot. Buy the car because it appeals to you... is fun and comfortable to drive... NOT as any kind of investment.
As far as I'm concerned for a 300C (or even and SRT8) you shouldn't pay anything over invoice. It should be invoice or under, somtimes well under, depending on incentives. But, depending on the size of the dealer and your local market you "may" get the story of $500 over invoice. That's the typical story given by my local dealers in our small market town.
If you can get that '06 300C with 19k miles for around $24k I'd consider that a very good deal. Dealer auction price is more like $22-23k. More likely the lot is asking something like $27k or more and they will never get that.
#470 of 506 Re: Help, how much should I spend? [goofytiml]
Jul 05, 2007 (10:40 am)
Kelly Blue Book for that car retail is 31660.There's not much depreciation on this car.Like I stated on the 300c forum,The Chrysler 300 then the Charger had the least depreciation,in its class.
#471 of 506 Re: Help, how much should I spend? [xtec]
Jul 05, 2007 (10:44 am)
just what class is that?
#472 of 506 Re: Help, how much should I spend? [qbrozen]
Jul 05, 2007 (10:50 am)
Full size.I read it in a dealers magazine.The Charger showed a 1800 value over the Impala.I don't know what the 300 was compared to,but the LX cars hold their value.
#473 of 506 Re: Help, how much should I spend? [xtec]
Jul 05, 2007 (11:12 am)
It must be just full-size domestics ... or something specific like that. We certainly know its not beating Lexus in that regard. Of course, Lexus is also supposed to be a step up in class, so ... I dunno. Full-size, mid-priced class? Not a whole lot of competition there, I don't think. Grand Marquis, Impala, Ford 500 (and the rebadged brethren of all the above, of course).
but the LX cars hold their value
As long as the Magnum isn't included. I'm pretty sure the 300 trumps the Charger, too. It seems to be vastly more popular, anyway.
#474 of 506 Re: Help, how much should I spend? [qbrozen]
Jul 05, 2007 (12:04 pm)
I don't think the Magnum was include.When it first came out it was popular,but that seems like its gone away.I will say My Charger is the best Chrysler product they ever made,and I don't think that the Chrysler products get a fair shake.I been driving Mopars for over 37 years and never cared about what the critics said.Chrysler is the Rodney Dangerfield of the car industry.I worked on cars and trucks for 25 years,and worked on the big three,and became a Mopar man after I saw who had the better cars.Thats my opinion.I specialized on police cars,and the Mopars was superior over the Chevy and Fords.
#475 of 506 Re: Help, how much should I spend? [qbrozen]
Jul 05, 2007 (2:04 pm)
Magnums are not considered "cars" per se. It's a UTV or SUV or "truck" for that matter. That's why the MSRT8 is exempt from the ridiculous "gas guzzle" tax that unnecessarily drag on the 300 SRT8 and Charger SRT8 sales.
Yet, I just got repetitive 22 mpg on the highway over a 2800 mile vacation in our MSRT8 carrying 4 adults, a baby, and all the baby's parents "stuff" (stroller, nursing donut, pillows, car seat, etc! That's real-life mileage 1 mpg better thant the EPA rated estimate. I AIN'T complaining one bit!
I don't mind at all having two fairly unique vehicles!
#476 of 506 Re: Chrysler 300 Octane [coolrunning]
Nov 05, 2007 (9:10 pm)
I just bought the 2007 Chrysler 300C SRT Design. It has the 5.7L in it. I have read about half the owners manual and according to it, it says to use 89 Octane for the 5.7 liter engine. The smaller 2.7 & 3.5 it says to use the regular 87 octane.
Does anyone know if the 07 300C SRT Design is suppose to come stock with the Cruise Control Sensor behind the grill? The sensor will slow your car down when you have the cruise control set if your coming up to another vehicle that's driving slower.
Has anyone got the Blu-tooth system? If so, do you like it and is it working out ok?