Monday, May 23, 2005

300C Accessories Wish List

The 300C accessories I am most interested in:

Trunk Mat
Splash Guards
Mesh Grille
or this Mesh Grille with Center Bar
Wood trim kit

Any other suggestions? I'm seeing 300C's every day now in my neighborhood so I'd like to customize soon.

So, if there are any retailers or manufacturers interested in trading Chrysler 300C accessories for advertising on this site, let me know. This site ranks #1 on Google and Yahoo for "300C" plus lots of other related phrases. We get 250+ unique visitors per day and counting.

Contact me at: 300cfan at gmail dot com

Saturday, May 21, 2005

West Coast Customs 300C

This is one over-the-board sweet ride! This 300C was modified by the amazingly talented folks at West Coast Customs. You can see a whole gallery of photos of this on their site. You may know them from MTV's "" show. Since I linked to their site, do you think they'll send me a t-shirt? (hint)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Chrysler 300C AWD Test Drive

Unfortunatley, it wasn't me that was able to test drive the AWD version of the 300C. But there's a good review in MACLEANS - As Much Mozart as it is Mos Def.
"Here's the lowdown: both V6- and V8-powered 300s use an adapted version of Mercedes-Benz's 4Matic system, as seen on the C, E and S-Class sedans. However appealing all-wheel drive sounds, the system isn't as modern or advanced as those used on Audi vehicles equipped with quattro, or even Subaru's famed symmetrical all-wheel drive. Instead, a more primitive, permanently-fixed ratio is used to deliver 38 percent power to the front and 62 percent power to the rear. Simple it may be, but it gets the job done without fuss or muss."

"Where it's possible to shear the tread off a new set of tires in the RWD 300C with a few burnouts, there's no such drama to be had with the AWD. The system hooks up instantly, translating every jab of the accelerator pedal into a brief time-pausing warp and making every stoplight dash a perfect launch."
I actually thought about waiting until the AWD version of the 300C came out to buy one, but I'm glad I didn't. However, we'll see if this Winter in Minnesota is any better than last year. I did need to put some weight into the trunk in order to get traction with the RWD on my 300C.

Here's another review of the Chrysler 300C AWD from Detroit News

Monday, May 16, 2005

300C Helios Concept Car

300C Helios
I came accross these Chrysler 300C Helios concept car photos from American Specialty Cars on the site. The upgrades on this thing plus the droptop convertible are sweet!

View other photos of here.

Wikipedia even has a page for the 300/300C now.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

0-60 in 4.7 - Chrysler 300C SRT8

Car and Driver posted a nice article today on the Chrysler SRT8.

"Chrysler's 300C SRT8 is the car we thought the American auto industry would not build again. After the muscle-car era, U.S. automakers relinquished the high-performance family-sedan formula to the Germans (who added refinement but charged elitist prices) and Japanese (who charged a little less than the Germans but somehow sterilized the whole thing)."

Full article

Check out this link to the Chrysler 300C SRT8 Photo Gallery

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Motor Trend One Year Update on 300C

Motor Trend recently ran a one year update road test on the Chrysler 300C:
"Chrysler's hot-selling 300 is a car that redefines what the American sedan can and should be, and its popularity is cutting a wide path in the marketplace. These were among the reasons we voted it our 2005 Car of the Year, which gets it an automatic invite into our one-year-test fleet--although we'd have probably wanted one anyway."
Link to full article

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Cruisin at 7K

I've had my 300C almost a year now and just broke 7 thousand miles. I don't need to drive that often, but I find excuses. I go to one of those carwash places that does the inside and out. Every time I go, I get comments on the car.

When I was on my way in to a movie store this weekend, a woman walking out said, "Is that thing as fun to ride as it looks?". Of course I said yes! Absolutely. Then I noticed she wasn't looking at the car - just kidding.

What's wild is almost a year later people still look as I drive by and I am still enamoured with this vehicle. I keep it ultra clean but I do still have a scratch on the hood from an unfortunate weight bench incident.

A few weeks ago I had it up to 125 - that was wild. 80-125 in nothing flat and handled perfectly.

Now I just need to decide which 300C accessories to add. First on the list is the stainless mesh grille. I wonder if the nickel plated version is worth it? Then I'm going for the wood trim kit inside. Any pieces advice on either of those is appreciated.

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