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Chrysler 300 / 300C Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • xtecxtec Posts: 354
    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.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,894
    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.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • xtecxtec Posts: 354
    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.
  • goofytimlgoofytiml Posts: 41
    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!
  • 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?
  • I have the U-connect system factory installed on my 300C and it works great. It is a little time consuming to program the auto dialer with all your most frequently called numbers, but after that it all voice commands and hands free. I love it, since I can never seem to hold on to a little cell phone in my big hands. It is well worth the price and works with any bluetooth enabled cell phone. It is also invisible to anyone (cops included) in areas where cell phone use is illegal in moving cars. :shades:
  • I have a 2006 300C and I also had a problem with the seal (I think it was the "O" ring), however, there has been no problem with the transmission. There was a very small leak that I noticed right away, took the car into the dealer, replaced the seal (which only took about 1 1/2 to 2 hours) and have not had any leaks or any problems with transmission since that time, that was over 30,000 miles ago. I was told that they put the wrong seal in considering the size and/or weight of the HEMI engine as opposed to the 2.7 and 3.5 L engines, so they had to put a heavier/sturdier ring in. :) peace
  • sftl1sftl1 Posts: 12
    I'm negotiating a price for a 300C. The MSRP is $38,805 including destination. With leasing as a non-Chrysler loyalty customer, I'm now at $32,400. I think there may be a few hundred more I can get out of the deal, but not sure - any thoughts?
  • coolrunningcoolrunning Posts: 117
    I had the exact same transmission oil leak on both of my 300C's at about 14,000 miles. As you said it was a "while you wait" repair. I took each one of them in on different days, went to lunch and came back and they were done. No problem since. The "O" ring cost was under $1.00 but covered under warranty. If that is the worst "problem" I have with my Chryslers, I will keep them forever! :D
  • coolrunningcoolrunning Posts: 117
    You are correct.
  • I plan to purchase a chrysler (T&C) in the next two weeks. Test drove them all and hands off the T&C is by far the best price! Many thanks in advance for the code.
  • coolrunningcoolrunning Posts: 117
    I highly recommend the Chrysler Town & Country. I have owned two of them over the last 16 years and they are by far the most useable and enjoyable vehicles I have ever owned. I currently own two 300C's, but my wife is missing her van so much I am now considering buying her a new T & C. Even though we no longer have any kids to haul around, we still enjoy the room and utility of using the van as a universal transport. One day it is a car, the next we use it as a truck, then maybe a mini-bus, then it is a really roomy long distance rolling bunkhouse. My wife like to make her bed in the back while I drive for 12 hours or more. When we arrive she is fresh as a daisy! That is a lot harder to do in a conventional car. I am really impressed with the new T & C. It is obvious that they designed it to improve upon an already great vehicle. It has a better engine, transmission, dash layout, seats and I really like the electric side doors with windows that can be lowered. The power lift rear door is cool. Gadget-wise I plan to get the navigation system with the MyGig system, the DVD system, and the U-connect system. I have used these things in my 300C's and I really like them. I also like the overhead console offered in the new T & C, with the led lighting. Chrysler invented the minivan, but now they are setting the standard for all others again. :)
  • smithedsmithed Posts: 444
    The new T&C and Caravan look great. :shades:
  • dhoolwerfdhoolwerf Posts: 1
    I bought a 2007 300C SRT Design at the end of March. MSRP was $40,760, I paid $32,500 out the door, including destination charge, TT&L (tax, title & license) and all other fees. My car was the last 2007 model left on the lot, and it had 975 miles on it (the General Manager used the car to drive to/from work for a few months), however, I still have the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty because I am the first registered owner of the vehicle.

    My advice is to focus on the "out the door" price when negotiating to avoid having the dealer tack on all sorts of extra charges as you write up the contract.

    Good luck!
  • m4d_cowm4d_cow Posts: 1,491
    Thanks for all infos guys.
  • I just got the deal of a lifetime. My 2008 300c has a sticker price of 46k. I was looking for a dealer demo online and found one up in San Francisco. I couldn't believe the price when I saw it. This car only had 9k miles and was fully loaded. I mean to the hilt. Even the back seats are heated.

    My final price 24,999.

    Here is why these prices have gotten so low in California. I spoke with the dealer who told me that a bunch of Chrysler Dealers in Southern California have gone out of business. Here is the good part. They can only sell their inventories to other Chrysler dealers at auction.

    Since most dealers are cash poor there are only a few dealers who can afford to buy up the inventory thus creating rock bottom prices. They were not only buying demo's but new cars as well. They showed me a few other cars that were new that they bought for .50 on the dollar.

    I live in the Los Angeles area as was afraid of buying the car online but it was a snap. I made the deal on the phone, hopped a flight to San Fran. The dealer picked me up at the airport, took me to the dealership, filled out the paperwork and six hours later I was back in LA with my new car.

    I would suggest to anyone who is doing this to make sure all your financing is done before you go. Also put a small down payment with your credit card. By doing this they can't sell the car out from under you. Also make sure they send you via email the official quote down to the last penny so you can have it in your hand when you get there. This will avoid any funny business by the finance dept.

    I wish you the best of luck.

    I will be sitting in my car watching cartoon network on my Sirus satellite TV if you need me.
  • i was recently given a quote of $36,499 for a 2009 300c AWD with luxury group II and protection group II packages included. according to the dealer the car is "fully loaded". i can also get 48 month zero percent financing. i was told that this was a "bottom line" price. this sounds pretty attractive to me. can i do better price-wise and if so by how much? are there any other things that i can negotiate that would be to my benefit.

    thank you in advance for reading this and any information or advice given is appreciated.
  • smithedsmithed Posts: 444
    Edmunds itself says $35,665 if the only options are luxry group and protection II. if there are other options then they are in the ballpark. the zero % financing makes that deal attractive. If you like the car, I'd take it.
  • robw64robw64 Posts: 76
    Because of the advertised Chrysler incentives and the federal tax program I decided to send out a few internet quote requests for a 300C. The online inventory showed one at the dealership in my city with everything I wanted (inferno red, genuine wood interior, fully loaded). Their internet quote came back with an excellent price ($8k under MSRP), so I set up an appointment to test drive the vehicle today.

    I was surprised when I was told that Chrysler Financial is no longer writing any loans at all, so the zero percent financing advertised through May 4 is unavailable. I hadn't seen that announced anywhere. In fact, I came home and looked on the Chrysler Financial website to find they are still accepting applications in the space right below the "We are not in bankruptcy like Chrysler Corporation is......." announcement.

    With excellent credit (no rating is in the top 2% of nationwide scores) the dealership quoted me 7.99% for 60 months. My local bank is offering 5.49%.

    I was offered $18,500 for my 2007 loaded Lincoln MKX. Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book both state a trade of approximately $24,500.

    I am realistic when it comes to car buying and I know it can be somewhat of a game. I am also aware they aren't giving their inventory away. However, I wasn't expecting such an extreme attempt at screwing me over at this point in Chrysler's situation.

    It's a beautiful car and I would definitely have considered driving home with it had the offer been reasonable.

    Oh well.
  • slp3slp3 Posts: 1
    We've been looking at the 300 C for about a month now. None of the dealerships seem too anxious to make a deal go through. We made 2 offers on one we wanted, and kept having to call them. We were trying to play hard ball, but they didn't want to even call us or counter-offer.
    I know there are a lot of dealerships closing, I've seen many cars listed as "new" with the years being 07 and 08, much less even all the 09s. I'd think they would make some killer deals on a 2007 that's been sitting on the lot for 3 years!

    We're going again tomorrow, so I'll update if we get a good deal. Is anyone else out there buying 300s?
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