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2006 Chrysler 300 Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by stefan.b

A member in Ontario, Canada


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Reviewed: 2006 Chrysler 300

4dr Sedan 250-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Why the 2006 Chrysler 300?

Exterior styling

Looks good up close and from a distance, at all angles. Nice paint job.

Interior styling

High quality and functional interior. Plenty of space.

Safety & braking

Good braking performance overall.

Ride smoothness

Rides very nicely. Smooth over bumps.


Is quiet around town. Lets in some engine noise under hard acceleration. Overall acceptable.

Why Not the 2006 Chrysler 300?

Powertrain performance

Engine is powerful enough; 4 speed transmission could use some adjustments. Acceleration is poor when torque converter clutch is locked up (this supposedly for better fuel economy).

Driving position & visibility

Large C-Pillar creates somewhat of a large blind spot, takes some getting used to. High rear shelf commands respect from other drivers although blocks visibility when reversing.

Reliability & durability

Many front suspension components have been replaced with newer or redesigned parts. Hopefully this will be addressed by Chrysler for newer vehicles.

Dealer practices

First dealer didn't cover repair under Chrysler warranty until prompted. Did not fill up oil all the way when car was brought in for oil changes. Second dealer is worse. Will have the vehicle serviced elsewhere. Will not use Chrysler dealers for se


Handling is good around town but the car feels large and heavy when pressed. Body roll is excessive under high-speed cornering. Make a performance suspension available on non-SRT (both v6 and v8 models).

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