I’m in love…(sigh)…

With the Chrysler 300.  I’m currently driving it while my van is in the shop.  If you remember, I stupidly backed into a tree. 

Luckily, I have a friendly neighborhood collision center here in town.  I don’t have rental coverage on my insurance policy, so the collision center offered to pay for my rental.  They’ve done work for me in the past and are really nice and do excellent work. 

The rental company gave me a Dodge Journey.  It was pretty nice, loaded, and the kids thought it was great. Then today while I was at work the guy from the rental company called and asked if I could bring it back.

Turns out that vehicle had been presold or whatever.  He said he’d put me in something else when I got there.

Imagine my surprise when I went to swap vehicles and he offered me the 300.  All I can say is … wow.  I really, really, really, really like, no, love, this car.  I wish I could keep it.  I really love my van too, but this car might actually top my van. 

When you start it up, the engine purrs.  It drives really nice and smooth.  It has plush leather seats.  Unfortunately this isn’t the super loaded 300–you know, the one with the heated seats and memory, but it’s still really nice.  And it has Sirius radio.  My kids really, really, really love this car too.  My youngest doesn’t want to give it back. She’d much rather let the rental company take the van instead. 

Oh well, at least I get to drive it for a week before I have to give it back.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. philldotcom
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 22:31:41

    You can always trade in the van. This will help you put money down on a new 300. Cars these days are becoming more and more luxurious at a cheaper price. For example the Hyundai Elantra. Spectacular looking car. Highly equipped, beautiful interior. $14k. Thats a great price right? Well the reason is because the engine is so small. I believe its a 1.6 liter, 4 cylinder engine. Although the power and torque are pretty darn low, it offers you 42 mpg. Look into it. Great car for an outstanding price. A 300 eats a lot of gas. Too big and cumbersome. I’m American and I’ll admit our cars don’t stack up to the Germans and Japanese. Buy foreign. Believe me. I hope you get whatever you want though! just my friendly opinion!

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    • tonyakerrigan
      Mar 10, 2011 @ 23:03:22

      Wow, 42 mpg? That’s great! I have a Chrysler Town and Country which I absolutely love, but it’s fun to drive other vehicles 🙂 I get about 24 highway mpg with it, so I’m happy. Still…getting 42 mpg would be really nice…especially if gas keeps going up…

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