Monday, September 27, 2004
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Yahoo Cars gives a 360 view here.
SuperDave has some excellent 300C videos including some exerpts from ER where the 300C was featured as well as a very cool shot of the 300C on a test track showing some serious smoke.
Chrysler UK has this video, although the quality is not that great.
Auto Spies has this 300C video from August 2004. Notice the custom grille, 22" wheels and many other customizations.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
While researching information on the 300C, I've found a number of useful 300C forums and review sites where owners share info, Q/A etc. Most require registration to post, but not to view.
Also, Froogle has links to a variety of Chrysler 300C Accessories
Since I'm in Minnesota, I'll need the 300C Slush-Style Rubber Floor Mats by Winter. I'm also considering the Rear Painted Spoiler. Some of the stainless steel mesh grilles look pretty interesting.
Additional Chrysler Accessories Web Sites:
Lee Auto Mall
Monday, September 20, 2004
2005 Chrysler 300C LOADED
I've finally figured out how to use Hello to post images to this blog. The above photo is of my new Bright Silver Metallic, 2005 Chrysler 300C. It drives like a dream and looks fantastic. Thank you Chrysler for such an incredible vehicle.
I'll post more photos in the next few days.
Saturday, September 18, 2004
First Drive: 2005 Chrysler 300C
Consumer Guide: 2005 Chrysler 300 Review
CarsDirect.com 2005 Chrysler 300C Review
Road & Track Test: Chrysler 2005 300C
Also, here's a link to another 300C Owner's site: SuperDave's 2005 Chrysler 300C Page. - There are some great videos and photos of the 300C.
Every time I had the opportunity to show my wife a new ad with the 300c I did, to get her familiar with the design. I also pointed out the Chrysler 300c web site. Hoping it would grow on her. She was a bit reluctant as the Jaguar XJ is more her type. The 300c has a unique silhouette with more of a Bentley-like grille and flavor.
Then after a few months, we were driving by a Chrysler dealership on the way to my parents and there was a model perched out front. We didn't stop the first time. I continued to speak about the car, noting reviews in publications like Car and Driver. The next time we drove by the dealership, we stopped and took a look. It wasn't open, but we took a look of the outside. With a SUV full of kids, we couldn't stay long, but it just added to the anticipation to see the 300c live.
Another pass by the dealer during the week allowed us to look inside, but again a SUV full of kids meant just a short look and no test drive. Being able to sit in side, "kick the tires" so to speak was enough to bring my wife on board. We planned on getting a 300c in the coming months.
One day my wife sends me an email list of things to do and one was: oh, and remember to go get a new 300c! I checked the Chrysler 300 web site again for local dealers and their inventory. Of the 3 closest dealerships, each only had one 300c and suggested an average 10-12 week wait. I had researched the options I wanted and was prepared to have to wait to get my new car when I luck would have it that the closest dealer to my home had the exact model/trim package that I wanted on site. It was VERY cool to be able to check the dealer's inventory online via the Chrysler 300c web site. I took a test drive and brought the car home the next day.
I've only had the 300c a few days, so it's understandable that I'm still very excited to have this new car. But I have a feeling my enthusiasm is going to last for quite a while. This car is amazing. The ride is smooth, acceleration is nearly effortless and powerful. Inside it's cavernous with lots of space and very well-designed dash, instruments and appointments. Mine has the burl walnut accents but you can get a tortoise shell flavor as well.
I'll post some photos on subsequent posts because this car is too amazing not to share.