The Chrysler 300C Hemi Car - Not a Ferrari!
The Chrysler 300C Hemi
One Sweet Ride!
In 2008, my old baby Chrysler PT Cruiser decided to have serious front end problems. I loved my PT Cruiser, but it was time to find a new, adult grown up car that I could drive and enjoy for the next 10 years.
I had special ordered the PT Cruiser. It was 6 months of waiting as I custom ordered everything. The Cruiser was Inferno Red and I got it on Valentine's Day for my 10th anniversary. It really was a special little car, very fun to drive.
Eight years later I traded it in for the big luxury car, the Chrysler 300C with the Hemi in Cool Vanilla. I didn't have to wait. I didn't special order the car. It was a previous panic year for gas guzzling cars and they were practically giving the big Chryslers away! I drove to the lot, picked it out and drove home that night getting a swell deal on this beautiful car.
Zero to Sixty in about 6 seconds!
That's what Bob says my car will do. It's got some sort of manly engine in it. A 5.7 liter V8 with a Hemi. The Hemi is important because it makes the car go faster. I have occasionally had to use my car's powers to enter a freeway or pull out in traffic.
The engine has some sort of displacement mode or "gas saving" mode where it runs on 6 cylinders instead of all eight cylinders. This makes my gas mileage vary between 17.9 mpg and 22.5 mpg. The gas saving feature is most apparent at highway cruising speeds.
All I know is that at current rates (April, 2011) it takes about $50 to $55 bucks to fill the tank! I only have to fill it up every week and a half to two weeks though, so it's not as bad as the normal pick up truck that most Texans drive. The PT Cruiser only took about $18 in gas in 2008. It would probably take about $30 or so in today's economy.
My big beauty comes with several luxury features. I have power everything, seats, mirrors, dual control climate settings, etc. I have a Boston CD player and stereo. It came with a year of satellite radio which I did not like as every time I went under a freeway overpass, the satellite radio blanks out and I would miss the punch line of whatever comedian I was listening to.
In the winter, I can warm up my megabutt with the electric heated seats. This is one feature I never thought I would need in Texas, but we have had some pretty cold winters lately. Once we even got down to 8 degrees with a wind chill factor of Zero! I flicked the switch and in no time, I had warm buns.
The seats are leather and black which is a terrible color for Texas. In the summer, when the wind chill factor isn't a factor, these seats can heat up to 100 degrees plus! Do not wear shorts in a car with black seats unless you want burnt thighs.
The trunk space is phenomenal! I can fit two whole bodies in there, more if they were chopped up in little pieces. Conan was doing a contest for blowing up a car and I considered having some fake bodies put in there as the reason I needed to have the car blown to smithereens. Just kidding, y'all.
The outside of my car is Cool Vanilla! I love this color. I almost went with the Inferno Red which was the same color as my PT Cruiser, but decided against it. It's a decision I haven't regreted.
Excellent review of the Chrysler 300C Hemi 2008 model
My other car is a Ferrari...
I love Ferraris. I'm lying. I do not have one. But if I did have a second car, it would be a Ferrari for sure.
I once parked next to a Ferrari at Logan's Diner and had Bob snap a photo so I could at least imagine I owned a Ferrari.
My Chrysler 300C car is not a Ferrari and never will be, but it is the most comfortable, powerful, luxury car I have ever owned and it will be mine for quite a while! Watch the video and you will see how much like a sports car the 300C can be!
Ferraris have glass over the engine! Weird.
© 2011 Austinstar
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