...as are a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an electroluminiscent instrument cluster, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, heated exterior rear-view mirrors, a tire-pressure monitoring system, remote keyless entry, and an AM/FM stereo system with a six-disc CD changer and an MP3 input jack.Other features include Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking in emergency situations, and all-speed traction control, as well as four-wheel antilock brakes and a trunk-lid spoiler.Drivers note that despite the fact that the 300C SRT-8 is powered by a Hemi V8, it gets relatively good gas...
...Though supremely quiet most of the time, the Hemi V-8 delivers a satisfying note when accelerating hard. Steering and stability feel even more certain and secure in the 300C, which takes winding mountain roads confidently. Engine response is virtually immediate, and passing/merging reactions are seriously energetic. Better yet, the five-speed automatic transmission is near-perfect. Snow and ice performance with the electronic stability system is amazing. Even if you tromp the gas on a snow-packed curve, the system kicks in immediately to keep the car on course. On the downside, you might feel...
...Apparently, though, there are plenty of customers willing to pay that price for the SRT8, and I can see why: It's a big five-passenger sedan, with a cavernous trunk, that's equally at home at the drag strip or carving through twisty backroads as it is at the country club. It's remarkable how well this package works: Handling is excellent, the ride is supple but never punishing, and aside from the burble of the big Hemi, it's quiet. The 1969 Plymouth Road Runner was never like this. Of course, it was a tenth of the price: The SRT8 starts at $39,920, but with several options, including a...
...A larger 3.5-liter V-6 is rated at 19/27; and an SRT model with a smaller Hemi, a 5.7-liter V-8 with 340 horsepower, is EPA-rated at 17/25. That's for 2007. As I mentioned previously, the EPA has recalibrated its mileage tests for 2008 to more closely reflect the real world, and that means the ratings go down. That 2.7-liter V-6 that is EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 28 highway, would be rated at 18/26 for 2008. And the poor 300C SRT8 with that 6.1-liter engine -- the 2008 model's window sticker would read 13/18 instead of the current 14/20. Buzz-kill squared. Enough about fuel mileage, because if...
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