The 2023 Chrysler 300C Is the End of the V8 Sedan

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CHAPTERS:
00:00 CARS & BIDS!!!
00:16 THIS …
00:48 Summary
03:07 The Hemi V8!
04:27 Prices
04:58 Outside Quirks & Characteristic
06:32 Interior Revealing Its Age
09:41 Wide Front Doors
10:12 More Interior Quirks & Features
11:15 Rear Seating
12:02 Trunk
13:16 Vroom Vroom
13:38 What's Next?
14:23 Driving Experience
18:08 Final Words
18:37 DougScore

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The 2023 Chrysler 300C Is the End of the V8 Sedan

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  1. Fun fact: For the facelift 300C, they also made an SRT version just like the Dodge Charger SRT and the Challenger SRT (as well as the Scat packs). That was sold in the middle east and i believe in Australia

    1. Yep, The Chrysler 300 SRT is still available in Australia, but no more for 2024. Which is a shame because Australia loves big sedans with big V8’s. And this is one less more affordable version of the type.

  2. Seeing Doug still having the love and enthusiasm for this car is really amazing to see especially when many ppl definitely disregard the 300. Chryslers attitude toward the 300 is definitely a major cause of that but him getting even a little bit in depth with the 300s history along with the original 300s isn’t something thats common when reviewing this car and he’s still able to call out the many flaws of the car due to it’s age i definitely appreciate this review one of my favorites of his

    1. Chrysler’s attitude toward these lineup (no upgrade just keep taking in cash with old design) is probably because they know they have to go electric soon and there’s no future for them so why make heavy investment in them . If you think from this perspective, they could have ended these lineups a few years early but because people love them and keep buying them so it’s state profitable for them. That’s why they kept making them so people who love them can still buy them so we probably need to appreciate that.😂

    2. @hacatan24 nah I’ve been watching him since 2017 😆, but I remember him mentio how much he really liked the 300C SRT and as a die hard fan of the 300 I’ve always wanted him to review one but I honestly wasn’t sure if it’d ever happen

    3. @Jia Guo well sure buut they made zero attempts to add or invest in Chrysler so they could actually be competitive, and that was years before the EV trend really began, they could’ve added a luxury SUV to their lineup which would’ve sold well but they gave it to Jeep in the form of the Grand Wagoneer when Jeep really didn’t need it

    1. Cause it still looks great, sure not on par with the newest stuff but it still feels good and looks nice imo

    2. @acerauto21lol it’s actually very responsive, backup camera grainy. But the Carbon fiber and Leguna Seca leather sets it apart from most cars. Same as my Widebody Challenger

  3. This Mercedes/Chrylsler/Fiat/Silatius car is one of my favorites. I love sleepers, and this is just a ton of fun. One thing I appreciate about Chrysler over GM is their willingness to have fun and do these wild crazy models. Chevy didn’t do anything for the SS, or the Camaro. It’s just numbers and sales to them.

    1. The SS was practically unknown outside of NASCAR and Chevy didn’t even bother selling the high performance versions either

    2. @77R It’s a tragedy. It makes sense since they closed Holden, but the Chevy SS and Pontiac G8 GT GXP are both two fun sleeper cars a lot don’t know about.

    3. And that’s what pretty much killed Chrysler – they got good at making muscle cars, but forgot how to make regular cars.
      That, and the DaimlerBenz “partnership” which was the beginning of the end for Chrysler.

    4. @Life Of Vadim I don’t know if I agree. The muscle cars are what kept it alive. The issue was that they didn’t put any money into the brand. I’d be shocked if Chrysler survives. The entire brand now is resting on a minivan, which I’m sure we could all agree is not as popular anymore.

  4. The fact that they’re making only 200 of these models, and not the obvious 300, is a hilariously huge missed opportunity.

    1. Yes, Chrysler should’ve allocated 300 to take advantage of the nameplate, or 303 because “3” is alphanumeric for the letter “C”.🇨🇦🇧🇲

  5. I love my 2017 Chrysler 300c. While it may be “dated” compared to some brand new cars, it’s still well designed and very nice. It’s just a comfortable place to be. It makes long road trips pass quickly and keeps you about as relaxed and stress free as you can be when driving.

    I don’t get the complaint about the door opening too wide. There are multiple “notches” that will hold the door open at a narrower opening angle, even on a slope so you don’t have to open it all the way if you don’t want to. But it’s nice to have the option to open it fully if needed for some reason.

    1. @Lawrence Fearon on top of that the heated and vented seats complaint he had isn’t true. They are in a fixed place in the screen under “controls”

  6. I’ve had an ’05 300C Hemi since new, and 205,000 miles later, she’s still as strong and tight as the day I got her. I was in my late 20s when I bought it, but I could clearly see that Chrysler’s demographic for this car was the older generation who wanted just a touch of luxury and comfort, but still make you giggle when you push the skinny pedal. My 300C has seen a lot of highway miles, and that’s where she really shines. Wide open interstate, setting the cruise control and enjoying the scenery. If you happen to come up on a slow roller, pop it in the left lane and goose the pedal, and it’s no longer a problem. The OE stereo system left a LOT to be desired, which was rectified within the first year of ownership, thanks to Alpine. Aside from the audio system, the only real modifications I’ve done to the car was a swap for the Charger R/T wheels (They just look so much better on the 300C IMO) and a Flowmaster Series 50 cat-back exhaust. The rumble at idle lets everyone know you don’t have the V6.

    I’ve been considering one of these new ones, but I’d be hard pressed to give up my old gal. She’s been good to me for 18 years.

    1. Please explain how it has a touch of luxury. My grandparents have a first gen. There is not a spot of leather or soft material on the door. The materials and deisgns are very cheap. The stocks and steel wheel are cheap plastic. I just don’t see the appeal

    2. A nice story, amazing how certain possessions we link to different stages of our lives, often simpler times. This send off model is very nice if you can secure one, I suggest you treat yourself 👍🏼

    3. i owned a 2006 model that i bought brand new. there is no way in hell with 205k miles it’s a tight as the day you got her. The 300/Charger/Magnum were on the LX platform and were notorious for suspension issues. When i got rid of mine it had 62k on it and had the suspension fixed at least 10 times. Everyone that i know that owns an LX had a similar experience. No way yours is still tight, LMAO. Car was trash and that 43k i paid was the biggest robbery i ever had against me.

    4. ​@Baron Von Jothe luxury is in the space, design, and the way they drive. they are very smooth, the HEMI is awesome, and the stereo/comfy seats and everything kinda make up for the cheaper materials. even if it’s not a BMW as far as materials go the later models are much better

  7. I didn’t even realize the 300 was still in production. The design has aged surprisingly gracefully and managed to somehow not look too stuck-in-the-2000s for a body style that is still very much the same as that original mid-00s model.

  8. I actually love that interior and the “simplicity”.
    Regular gauges, a screen that isn’t the center of attention, simple dash and center console layout.
    It looks like a car, rather than the atrocious “minimalist style” of so many new cars trying to be “futuristic”.
    The limited model numbers was a unfortunate decision, because that means dealers are going to love marking it up to no longer be affordable.

    1. I had the same thought. I want my car to be about the car, not about the screens. Give me a modest infotainment screen and an analog tach and I’m happy

    2. True, a lot of modern cars have simply too much options and apps in their infotainment that won’t be used most of the time…

    3. Exactly. That’s why I like these “older style” interior designs. For our other cars we got a Maserati Grecale and a Volvo XC60 all 23’ models for our loaner cars last month. And I hated the complex nature of the small flat screen display plopped at the center of the dash. If I wanted to change anything I’d almost have to pull over for close to 4 minutes to try to figure out how to change the simplest of settings. You didn’t have that with these cars.

    4. In addition, living in the sunbelt ☀️ I’d hate to have to replace the display when it implodes in a 2-3 years time frame and they present me with a $5,700 bill for a new one including installation. 😂
      I’ll stick with my collection of pre – 2016 models. I’ll never buy an electric car. I was at the Ferrari dealer last week for an other car we have and they said they had a LaFerrari in last week to replace the battery and it cost including installation $250,000. 😂 ahhh how bright the future is in electric cars. 🤣

  9. I worked on the assembly line at Chrysler back when this first came out. I remember thinking how cool this and the Magnum were back then. Still think the Magnum was a cool looking wagon.

  10. It’s it just me or is that instrument cluster super cool and way better than a lcd screen? Looks sweet!

  11. As a german Chrysler mechanic, this is the variant of the whole platform I like the most looks wise (although we only got is as a Lancia) but also is like the rarest one over here (even the Lancias)

  12. I own a 2022 Chrysler 300S and I have been waiting for Doug to review a 300 ever since I got mine. It makes sense that he’d say it feels old, but I personally wanted it to be that way.

    All of the craziness with the infotainment systems and the overload of features these days, I wanted something that was less complicated but still “new”. The 300 is that.
    New but Old.

  13. I’ve always been pleased to get any variant of 300 rental car. And I always complement Lyft/Uber drivers when they pick me up in a 300. Not only was it the last holdout in big US cars, but it was arguably always one of the best looking ever (and slightly gangster). They will be missed.

  14. The door hinges swinging as wide as it does is because its for the police package Charger where the wide opening would benefit an officer climbing in and out of the car with their equipment. The other benefit to that design in law enforcement is when they’re in a standoff situation and the doors wide opening offers some more protection and visibility. For obvious money reasons, Chrysler decided to just install the wide opening hinges on all Charger’s/300’s/Challenger’s because installing different hinges is too expensive for them

    1. @For The Love Of Noise also the pursuit has metal shielding inside the door and the windows are two layers thick, 90 degrees for standoff shootings of course. But I never open the doors that wide you have to be an idiot to need to do it just because the car allows it. BTW thank you Continental for giving JW a 2014 Pitch Black Pursuit 😛 in the first movie, loved it .

  15. Although this cars reputation dipped the longer it was on sale, I will genuinely miss these. Kinda something that’s always been there, never something I wanted to own but always a car I admired. I remember how big of a deal these were when I was a kid

  16. I had a rental pentastar 300 this past summer for a road trip. I actually liked it a lot, I mean it’s pretty hilariously crass and cheap but subtle and and ‘lux’. I think it looks great, it handles pretty OK for the size, the v6 is perfectly sufficient for most people, ND everything works fairly well. It feels like they had 20 years to refine it, and worked out most issues. These hemi models are cool!

  17. Doug gives a nice history lesson, spot on when this launched in ‘05 it was a big deal, was an interesting car that filled a yearning for yesteryear. RIP Chrysler 300 🙏

  18. I’ve never been much on big sedans, but the 300 has always been the one exception. I assume this one is the hot rod version, and it’s awesome

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