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    Hey all, one of my nephews is shopping for his first car and is thinking about one of the Merc based 300's. He asked me what I knew about them but that's not much. Any background?
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    I've had a few as rentals (V6). I was never left stranded by the side of the road.

    It's a big, heavy car that feels big and heavy and rides on a soft suspension. This could also be a pro for a kid's first car.

    Outward visibility is poor because of the beltline.

    Electronic nannies cut in aggressively and seem to be poorly tuned for the car. (again, this may be better for a kid)

    On the Pro side these things sold in high numbers and were used as taxis in a lot of places. They should also share a decent number of parts with the charger cop car. I would guess that parts would be available and cheap, CrownVic style.

    I don't know if there's much of a performance aftermarket for these. Most of the ones I see that have been modified look incredibly out of place in a nice suburban neighborhood (lots of two-tone paint, grill mods, cut springs and shiny wheels from rent-a-rim).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoppa822 View Post
    Friends don't let friends drive Chrysler products
    It was a Daimler product!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin.b View Post
    I've had a few as rentals (V6). I was never left stranded by the side of the road.

    It's a big, heavy car that feels big and heavy and rides on a soft suspension. This could also be a pro for a kid's first car.

    Outward visibility is poor because of the beltline.

    Electronic nannies cut in aggressively and seem to be poorly tuned for the car. (again, this may be better for a kid)

    On the Pro side these things sold in high numbers and were used as taxis in a lot of places. They should also share a decent number of parts with the charger cop car. I would guess that parts would be available and cheap, CrownVic style.

    I don't know if there's much of a performance aftermarket for these. Most of the ones I see that have been modified look incredibly out of place in a nice suburban neighborhood (lots of two-tone paint, grill mods, cut springs and shiny wheels from rent-a-rim).

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    Some solid points here

    V6 = horribly underpowered. to the point where getting on the highway is a pedal to the floor type of thing.
    big and heavy is completely true its like driving a land yacht

    The only one thats OK is the hemi 300C and thats only because of the sounds and power other than that its still a boat.

    Experience with these for me is i used to sell them lol i would look for something like an accord V6 will be a better car. For a young driver the 300 will hit alot of things due to its size and terrible view.
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    I'd consider that another pro. Nobody is going to cry when he wrecks it.

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    The 2.7 v6 was horribly underpowered. Like really really bad.

    The 3.5 wasn't so bad. Think e350 vs a c250 between the two.

    The 2011+ is much more refined.

    They don't seem to break much, but I hear they eat tires and brakes often. Keep the tranny fluid fresh as that's a week point

    There are better options out there, however
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin.b View Post
    I'd consider that another pro. Nobody is going to cry when he wrecks it.

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    Agree. Also he's 19 and almost done with his freshman year at Renselear. He's been driving his dad's TL type S up until now and hasn't cracked anything up(knock on wood)

    Also as a side note, he's 6' 4" so I think that's why he's looking at 300s. Open to suggestions?
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    I am not a 14 year old girl, but I play one on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    Agree. Also he's 19 and almost done with his freshman year at Renselear. He's been driving his dad's TL type S up until now and hasn't cracked anything up(knock on wood)

    Also as a side note, he's 6' 4" so I think that's why he's looking at 300s. Open to suggestions?
    Headroom has never been an issue I've had to consider when shopping.

    I don't know how well they've held up, but a lot of tall people loved the first get Scion xB - but it's pretty much the polar opposite of the 300.

    I would think that any camry / accord / taurus class car should fit someone that's 6'4" without issue as long as there's no sunroof.

    And I guess that would be my next suggestion - Taurus. Cheap to maintain and seem to depreciate faster than the Camry / Accord.

    I'm not sure how the headroom is, but he may want to take a look at Pontiac G8. (Scratch that, just checked autotrader and people seem to think Pontiacs are no longer available because they were limited edition collector vehicles).

    Any guidelines as far as price?

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    Just no.
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    It must be so hard to find something at 6'4" lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mthaynes View Post
    this is a pro.
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    Pro: available in RWD
    con: available in AWD
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    I like the new one.

    What year is he looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafal View Post
    I like the new one.

    What year is he looking for?
    Older one. His budget is $8-10k.
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    I had a rental at one point for 3 moths when i had a car getting worked on. It sucked huge. that is all i can say about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aigre123 View Post
    I think its elegant design, reliable performance and relaxed cabin are amazing and it has been performing excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    Older one. His budget is $8-10k.
    He can probably lease something new for under $150/mo for 36/mo.
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