Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. The Chrysler 300 has basically been with us since 2005, and it last got an update in 2011. That makes it the car equivalent of half the lineup of the San Antonio Spurs. But people still seem to want them! People like my friend Rich, who I’m writing this review for. Look Rich, and other Richs of the world, here’s what you’re getting yourself into. (Full Disclosure: Our Reviews Editor Andrew Collins begged FCA for some wheels to run around in during the Detroit Auto Show, so this all-wheel drive 300S was delivered to us at the Wayne County Airport with a full tank of gas.) Dear Rich, If you asked me to describe the cliché Chrysler 300 driver a few things come to mind: Middle-agedness. Middle-managementness. The fact that no hip young person will ever see this car and say “I bet that gets great gas mileage” or “does it let me Snapchat while driving?” They want muscle, or at least the perception of it, and refinement, or the perception of that too. The car is classically stately looking, which will translate to bland stuffiness or timelessness depending on who you ask. When your fiancee told me that you wanted to buy a Chrysler 300 I politely nodded and said what any good friend would say to you about this purchase: “Why the fuck do you want to buy a 300?” You said to me, in your gingerly… [Read full story]
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