I purchased my 2000 Crown Victoria for $20,500 in November of that year. It is the basic model and I have put 20,000 miles a year on it. I thoroughly enjoy the roominess and being 6".2" can really stretch out in it. As for the trunk, well, it has as much luggage space, if not better than any large SUV on the market. I intend to buy another one when the 2007 models come out. It's a bargain! As far as the Chrysler 300 is concerned, well it's certainly a lot flashier than the Vic but I'm afraid I'd suffer from claustrophobia with those narrow "gangster windows!