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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    Daniellelusk
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    Price Listed For Car I Bought

    Bought car in Jan.2016 from used car lot speed one motors I think he charged me more then the sale price listed my vin 2c3ja43r35h663914 Chrysler 300 speed one motors used car lot

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

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    Replace An 05 300 Condensor

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    GrandpaD
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    The Trunk Will Not Open With Remote Or Driver Button

    I checked the release motor and it works fine when power is applied but not by button or key

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)