2005 Chrysler 300 Overview


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2005 Chrysler 300 Overview

Chrysler introduced an all new 300 in 2005, as the well-known and well-traveled nameplate reemerged on this muscular full size sedan. With the arrival of the 300, Chrysler retired both the Concorde and the popular 300M. The cab-forward design that had marked Dodge and Chrysler styling for the last decade was also retired. Clearly.

This base model was the first tier of many trim levels, and while pricer 300s were available with AWD and a 5-speed automatic transmission, the base could be had only with rear-wheel drive and a 4-speed. The 300 was powered by a 2.7-liter V6, which provides 190 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. The 3,700-pound sedan had an EPA rating of 21 mpg city/28 highway, but it progressed from 0 to 60 in just over 10 seconds.

Chrysler's reputation had been plagued by build quality and reliability issues for some time, and the first 300 owners faced similar problems. There were frequent complaints about excessive interior wear, especially regarding the floor carpeting. A suspension system borrowed from the past Mercedes E-Class offers a smooth ride, and drivers found the gas mileage very reasonable for a car with such bulk. The base 300 offered buyers an affordable way to get behind the wheel of this head-turning new sedan.


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    Tiwanda Hair

    Vehicle Shut Off And Would Not Restart

    As I approached a stop, my car just cut off. I could not get it to restart. It sounded like it would start, was turning over but never fired up. Everything inside the vehicle was still working, it ...

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    Coolant Outlet Housing

    I was coming home from a friends an hr away and my heater cut out just started blowing cold air and then about 10 mins later my overheat light came on but my gauge wasnt showing it. It was still ...

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    Angela Smith

    My Car Is Stalling When I Drive Slow. It's A Chrysler 300 With A 3.5l 6 Cy...

    My car engine light comes on and off, it hesitates and surges sometimes. It just started stalling while going slow. Happened three times, but idles fine.

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    Amanda Porter

    Why Is My 2005 Chrysler 300 Still Over Heating After Replacing Thermostat, ...

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    Alton Carter

    Factory Security System In Lock Out

    I have a 05 chrysler 300 today it turned on an right back off 3time now it won't turn on lights come on everything works but horn front windows an radio red security light stays on how do I rest ...

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