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2019 Chrysler 300 SRT owner review

Phil M

About the Chrysler 300

Phil purchased this Chrysler 300 new with additional options for $82,500 (including all on-road costs). Phil would buy this car again because “it’s the the ideal car for myself, it fits the purpose that i have for the vehicle, which is road trips and having some fun.”

How reliable has your car been? Tell us about any issues.

I have had the car just under 2 years now, at this stage there hasn’t been any major issues. However i have had 2 minor warranty claims. First was some trim pieces in the front wheel well needing to be replaced. Second is the rubber of the sunroof was coming off and it had to be replaced before any issues occurred.

There is a long term concern with the engine, that the 6.4 Hemi does experience around the lifters, no signs of it yet with my vehicle, but time will tell. This is my second Chrysler product, so i have entered in to this purchase fully aware of issues this vehicle can have.

What do you think of the ownership experience with your car?

The car itself has meet the expectations I had for the vehicle. Its a fun, loud, hooligan of a vehicle.

How has the purchase and aftercare experience been with your car?

My vehicle was a special order to the colour/paint selected (Ocean Blue) and there was some issues at the dock upon arrival, which took 7weeks to sort and plenty of lies from either Jeep/Chrysler or the dealership themselves. (The front bumper was damaged coming off the boat and they had to replace it before delivery). They didn’t advised this until week 6 of the delay. They did cover the cost of the year service as a result.

Took the dealership 3 attempts to get the tint right and didn’t really get it right still in the end. Communication can be poor at times.

I asked to get a rotation and wheel alignment on the last service, which they outsourced (I wasn’t advised it wasn’t occurring in house) and the Bob Jane they sent it to, damaged the tyre. They tried to blame it on myself for having the tyre under inflated, but the covered the cost of replacement. It was a mess around and had to attend the tyre place twice to get it sorted, as they got the wrong tyre in the first time.

Are you happy with the price and features of your car?

Very happy with the price and features. This is a strong point for this vehicle. The level of equipment for a vehicle of this size and performance is unmatched these days. (post HSV days)

Heated & vented front seats, heated rear rear seats, heated and cooled cup holders, heated steering wheel, 19 speaker Harmon/Kardon stereo, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise, nappa leather covered interior (full dash, centre console, top half of doors), real carbon fibre interior inserts, sunroof that covers 70% of the roof and the list goes on an on.

Performance features include: launch control, 3 stage adjustable suspension, 4 drive modes (street, sport, track and Custom), Brembo brakes, 20inch forged alloy wheels, data displays like 0-100, 1/4 mile, engine dyno figures and etc.

What do you think of the performance and economy of your car?

Performance is great, its a 350kilowatt Hemi V8, the noise and the torque of this is epic. My only real gripe with the vehicle is that its under tyred. 245s all round. There is too much power and torque for them to launch very well, its fun and entertaining to launch but not the greatest for 0-100 and sometimes you just want to hook up and go.

It handles a lot better than most would think, but its still a very large, heavy car so its no ballerina.

Economy… well you don’t buy a 6.4litre V8 if you care about economy, but its pretty good on the highway around 8-9 litres per 100kms (it can drop to 4 cylinders under light load, but that’s still a 3.2litre 4 cylinder). Around town in stop start traffic, you would be looking at high teens to 20litres per 100km, if you are restrained and don’t want hear that 6.4 open its lungs, if you have heavy foot 20+ is not hard to achieve at all.

What do you think of the technology in your car?

Plenty of tech – Apple car play & Android auto, Safety tech (adaptive cruise, blind spot monitoring, rear path traffic alert, emergency braking, reversing camera, lane keep assist) great stereo, remote start.

What do you think of the ride comfort and handling of your car?

The comfort of the car is great, I always say its like a lounge room on wheels. Nice place to be on a road trip eating up the kilometres and its really where this car is at home. The car be a bit rough on rough roads, you can feel the bumps.

The handling is acceptable to good for a 5+ metre car that nearly weights 2 tonnes. The brakes can be bit to grabby/bity at times thou.

Do you have any additional comments about your car?

Its a modern day dinosaur… its has a big heavy V8 at the front, it has a drinking problem and it roars like no ones business. Its not fit for this world but I am glad got one new before they officially die off and this type of car is no more.

A lot of the Ford/Holden folks don’t like it because its showy or too heavy and etc, but that’s their bias talking and that is ok, it just makes my dinosaur more unique and special. This is one car that wont be sold.

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Technology 8.5
Reliability 8
Ride & Handling 8.5
Price & Features 9.5
Purchase & Aftercare 4.5
Performance & Economy 9
Ownership Experience 7.5
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