2006 300 SRT 8 reliable car. Added 22 inch Asanti wheels .The car has been awesome besides regular maintenance only things I have replaced are shocks struts alternator thermostat and radiator. That's all !! Bought it in 2008 with 30k on it and now 160000 looking for another srt 8 to replace it soon
If you are looking for a really bad ass kick in the pants sleeper I'd suggest you get a 300 with at least the 5.7 hemi. Keep in mind that this is a very heavy car at 5300 pounds that will do 0 to 60 in around 6 seconds stock. Mine has 128,000 miles on. It and is still putting 298 hp of the 340 hp to the rear wheels. As for comfort and ride around 75 on the interstate and the 300C is as comfortable as sitting in your favorite recliner. Now I will say this as good as this car is there are a few things that you can be sure to address but it's mainly cosmedic. The exterior door handles are poor design and break easily (not cheap to replace). The PCM that is mounted to the fuse box under the hood gets hot and will go out (fixed by mounting an old computer fan to blow air directly on it). The fact stereo display will go out and is not easily replaced. Google it and check some of the forums and make your own decisions. I truly love my 2006 300C and would highly recommend it to anyone
Sold mine to upgrade to a SUV. LOVED the car, survived three accidents (none my fault, was rear-ended twice by teens texting), bulletproof engine and transmission, great looks, fantastic performance. Wouldn't hesitate for a second to buy another, I had mine for 12 years and 150,000 miles.
Fueling - make sure it accepts fuel without spit back. Acceleration and braking - will put a smile on your face Fuel economy - not so much - not expected from a relatively large V8 in a 4,200 lb car. Good handling