Recently purchased a used 2014 300C AWD with the 5.7 V8, all the bells and whistles including the Beats system. I also own a 2003 Audi A8 L and a 2004 Lexus LS 430 for reference. I've put about 1000 m...
Recently purchased a used 2014 300C AWD with the 5.7 V8, all the bells and whistles including the Beats system. I also own a 2003 Audi A8 L and a 2004 Lexus LS 430 for reference. I've put about 1000 miles on it in the first two weeks of ownership and I really, really like this car for the highway. It's a very nice cross in ride style between the firmness of the Audi and the quiet smooth ride of the Lexus.
The V8 has plenty of jump, actually saved my bacon today on a Chicago area expressway, had to jump out from behind a stalled car on I90 with traffic coming up very fast, needless to say I got to well above the posted speed limit in a matter of a few seconds.
The tech features so far have been great, it's my first car with adaptive cruise control, wow, what a great feature, also the blind spot monitors are also very nice to have. I had this car as a rental in the Rockies last year, which is what turned my opinion of Chrysler around. The only drawback to me was the headlamp lighting, the standard halogen projectors just weren't cutting it on those very dark mountain roads. The light group with the adaptive HIDs and intelligent high beams is a far superior solution. Had a real chance to work those out over the weekend with back country driving in WI and it was great.
Unfortunately for first time buyers the depreciation rate on these has been pretty high so their trade in values have suffered but as a used car buyer the value ranks as extremely high. Test drive one, they're not for everyone but if you like the ride, style and the fit, it's a fantastic choice.