Monday, October 04, 2004

300C Double Takes

I've been reading in some of the automotive forums about 300C owners and their experiences with others' reactions to the car. Most often I've read pretty positive things, like thumbs up, smiles, stares, etc. This past weekend there must have been 5 or 6 people that did a sort of double take.

One 50ish couple walked by as I was ready to leave a parking spot, staring as they went by. Then the woman stopped, turned around and walked back and just stared for a minute as I drove off. Every time I stop by a local grocer, one of the young guys that works there always asks, "How's that 300C? I sure love that car."

I guess what's interesting to me is the range of people that respond to the car. It's not just people in their 20's and the street rod thing, or the older luxury car crowd.

This is all good amusement but it really doesn't matter to me. I like the look and ride of this car now as much or more than when I first test drove it.


Anonymous said...

I am glad that you like your C. What gas mileage are you getting?

TopRank said...

Mileage has been about 19 - 20 so far. I hate to say it, but the 300C is not my primary car, so I don't drive it every day.

BrilliantBlackHemi said...

My Mileage on the highway is averaging in the 23s. If you reset it while at highway speed it can settle in the 27-28 range for a while, but if you factor in what happens when it goes back to 8 cyl mode for hills and passes, it averages 23s.

TopRank said...

My problem is I don't get much time on the highway. Will have to fix that.