Chiseled and masculine good looks, powerful V8 in 300C model, long list of safety features, plenty of luxury and performance for the price paid.
Sluggish acceleration with base V6, limited transmission choices, poor visibility for shorter drivers.
No significant changes for the 2006 Chrysler 300.
Proving that upscale sedans don't have to be stale-looking and slow, the 2006 Chrysler 300 series offers distinctive styling and V8 power in a practical and affordable package.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2006 Chrysler 300 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.12 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
I have loved every aspect of my 300, Wouldn't choose another car in it's price range!!!!
4.88 out of 5 stars
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased a new Chrysler 300 Touring in Feb 2006, putting 120,000 miles on the vehicle in about four years. The only maintenance required was routine (oil changes, transmission flush, replacement spark plugs...). Amazingly, at 120,000 miles the car still had the original brake pads with 40% of the pad remaining. I've never had a vehicle this reliable, and have nothing but praise for … Chrysler's build quality.
Ride was quiet and smooth, but also nicely balanced through the corners, making it as pleasurable on a back road as on the highway. I averaged slightly over 24 mpg on the highway at a steady 80 mph.
I later 'upgraded' to a 2010 300C, but found the Touring to be better balanced.
4.88 out of 5 stars
2006 Chrysler 300 C 4dr Sedan (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
I bought my 300 C three years ago as a "new"2006. Plan to trade it next week for a "new 2010". I'm getting the same vehicle with a few more options and AWD (I live in the Snowbelt). I've owned Cadillacs in the past and they don't have anything on the 300C. Tires were worn out at 44000, other than that, have had NO problems...never been in the shop but for routine maintenance. Gets 25 mpg … on the interstate at 65mph. The fact that I'm buying another should say enough.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Love Hate Relationship!
2006 Chrysler 300 SRT-8 4dr Sedan (6.1L 8cyl 5A)
Loved this car from the day I drove it home.
One owner black beauty only mod was a K&N drop in filter and I added a Borla exhaust system.
Hella fast and fun to drive. Well maintained and garage kept, used as a Livery sedan and purchased with about 93k miles. Replaced front strut assemblies and wheel bearings (pricey).
Car is nose heavy by design. All went well
without any issues until … cruising in the fast lane at about 70mph Engine lost power without warning, barely made it off of freeway and car had died at the offramp. Stranded with clients in car 85 miles from home! Broken valve spring, bent valve and pushrod, Had heads redone and with tow bill about a $2500 breakdown. Sold it