Chrysler Reviews

Chrysler was once one of the big-three carmakers alongside Holden and Ford in the local market with production facilities in South Australia, but it is now an importer selling a small range of models under the Fiat Chrysler Australia banner. The distinctively styled full-sized 300 sedan is available in three V6 versions, the 300 Limited, 300C and 300C Luxury, and the power-packed 300 SRT with its massive Hemi V8 engine.

Now for something completely different; a German Mercedes sportscar with an American body, a low price tag and styling that looks like nothing else on the road. Chrysler Crossfire has a huge radiator grille, strakes on the ultra-long bonnet that look like a carryover from the 1930s, vents on the front guards, a stubby little cabin and a downward-curving rump that has traces of art deco. Perhaps it was simply too different for many people,...Read more
For some reason the guys and gals at Chrysler Australia don’t like their 300C being called the ‘gangster car’. Which we can’t quite understand because it sounds like a great selling point to us. Just look at the love-it-or-hate it shape of the first model and see what you think. For the record, when the 300C was launched in Australia in November 2005 we immediately ticked the ‘love it’ box. Buyers of cars like this...Read more
The new Chrysler 300 SRT8 won’t be winning any beauty awards but that’s not what it’s aiming for – the SRT8 is more interested in showing off what’s hiding beneath the surface. VALUE Here's the choice for around $66 grand in the heavy-hitter sedan department; HSV's 6.2-litre, V8 ClubSport at $66,900, Falcon F6 (blown six banger) at $64,390 or the new 6.4-litre, V8 Chrysler 300 SRT8 at a neat $66,000. TECHNOLOGY The Falcon is a...Read more
While there are fears for the future of the once staples of Aussie motoring, Ford's Falcon and the Holden Commodore, Chrysler proves there is life in the old dog yet. The second generation 300 is here, better than before, still with its Mafia staff car looks. It's big American six, V8 and diesel motoring at its best. The 300C is not a large seller here but sales are on the rise. There are about 70,000...Read more
We turn the spotlight on the car world's newest and brightest stars as we ask the questions to which you want the answers. But there's only one question that really needs answering -- would you buy one? What is it? The diesel version of Chrysler's big in your face sedan, although you wouldn't know it. There is nothing to distinguish the diesel from petrol models which equals no cringe value. How much? At a starting...Read more
Chrysler Crossfire's shape is like nothing else on the market. Just look at that huge grille, the strakes on the long bonnet, the vents on the front guards and the stubby cabin. Then let your eyes run back to the down-curving rear. Simply stunning and real head-turners even years after the Crossfire first hit the road. The Crossfire is very well priced on the used-car market as it didn’t sell all that well when new...Read more
It isn't by any means lean, but it's certainly mean. The SRT8, pinnacle of the Chrysler 300 range, oozes visual menace. Cherry red paint on the test car caught many eyes and so did the darkened grille and wheels. The foreboding first impression is no illusion. Start it and the mumbling rumble may change your mind about the malevolence within. VALUE The aggressive theme continues on the price list. The muscular new 300 halo car...Read more
When it comes to the Chrysler 300, we’ve all heard the put-downs – Yank tank; Mafia staff car and so on. Yet the new model doesn’t deserve any of these jokes. Driving the two larger-than-life vehicles back to back illustrated a breadth of appeal rarely found in a big sedan. VALUE Now owned by Italian automobile giant Fiat, Chrysler is aiming to make a bigger dent downunder than before and the new 300 series large...Read more
This is how to drive around feeling like you're in a rap video clip. The new Chrysler 300 (the C is used on the mid-spec models but is absent from the entry-level car and the SRT8) has taken a big step forward mechanically but retained some of the head-turning gangsta looks that set it apart from the rest of the blancmange large car segment. The big Yank - now with Italian masters - has waded...Read more

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