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Old 09-19-2007, 11:52 AM
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2008 Chrysler 300C rolled out quietly
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click above image for more pics of the 2008 Chrysler 300

Late last year we posted on spy shots of the 2008 Chrysler 300, which showed a test vehicle with its front and rear covered. No one was really sure how extensive the changes would be, though we could see through the covering that the taillights had been redesigned. At the time we thought the 300's mid-cycle enhancement (MCE) might be more substantial, but we were wrong. Chrysler has quietly updated its website with information and images of the 2008 Chrysler 300 sedan, and as far as we can tell, the new taillight design is the only real difference aside from a new lip spoiler supposedly inspired by the SRT-8 model. While Chrysler claims in its press release that both the front and rear fascias were altered, the changes are so minor as to be practically invisible.

The interior was also upgraded, though the most visible difference between the two model years is a new nav system for 2008 and a slightly different center console around where the shifter resides. You can compare the two interior designs after the jump.

Other additions for 2008 include optional adaptive cruise control, new soft-touch surfaces for many interior panels, Chrysler's MyGIG entertainment system (hence the new nav screen), and a "Fuel Saver Mode" display between the gauges. Seeing now how Chrysler handled the 300's MCE, by avoiding it really, we're very curious how the automaker will ever be able to redesign an exterior as instantly iconic as this one.


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Old 09-19-2007, 02:30 PM
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Well, at least they please the Gangsta clientele.
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Great now their ripping off of Nissan in using Euro lights. I really hate Euro lights.
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:59 PM
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I always thought the 300 was a decent looking car... [sm=smiley5.gif]

Now the new Sebring, on the other hand... [sm=yikesomg.gif]
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I like the 300 and have seriously thought about buying one. That would screw up owning a new Challenger though. [:@]
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I'm underwhelmed.... not all that much different from previous versions, and they never excited me all that much either.
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Although it was kind of bland I actually liked the previous rendition of the 300 compared to this latest one. I rented one several years ago and it was comfortable and had a little power. I am not a fan of the "boxy" look that they adopted with this latest 300.
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It's alright. It's looks like a luxury car. And it does until the Bentley actually pulls up next to it.
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ive driven an srt8 300 on a closed circuit and ive had a 3.5L model as a rental, and honestly, i love the car. i think that the exterior styling is muscular without losing a luxury look...
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ive driven an srt8 300 on a closed circuit and ive had a 3.5L model as a rental, and honestly, i love the car. i think that the exterior styling is muscular without losing a luxury look...
I like the looks, I just don't care for the Euro-type lights is all. This would not steer me away from one if I wanted one, though. I'd just see if I couldn't just change the lights back is all, and if not, it isn't that bad.
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