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2018 Chrysler 300 Changes...

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Mike V., Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Terrymc1

    Terrymc1 Active Member

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    Careful now, I don't think we're supposed to talk about that. :(

    The ocean blue.... if those photos are color correct I couldn't get into that. Looks to me like it would be more at home on a compact car than a full-size luxury (or near luxury or run-of-the mill mainstream appliance oriented people mover; whatever Chrysler currently wants the identity of the 300 to be). I think in 2011 you could get a blue called sapphire blue. It was much lighter, almost a silver-blue. I thought that was an attractive color on the 300 as far as the blue hues they've had over the years.

    The green... my first take was it is interesting - I rather like it. My fear would be that it wouldn't age well. What I like today because it is different and rather unique might not hold its appeal and start grating on my nerves over time (been there with a 1977 dark jade green metallic Thunderbird I bought new in 1977).

    I've had a black 300, a red 300, and a pearl white 300 (currently). If Chrysler would motivate me to buy a new one (cough... 5.7+AWD...cough) my favorites right now would probably be the velvet red or the maximum steel.
     
  2. Hemidakota

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    I have a neighbor who has that Silver bluish 300.
     
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  3. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    Besides what you mention, I don't think the style or placement of the emblem on the grill does the 300 any favors.
    It looks like an afterthought.
     
  4. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    As a 2014 Charger owner... I think my car looks 10x better than the current cars because it actually has elements of the 1970 model like the squared off front end and the huge pig snout grille is in your face and has a lot more road presence than the 2015 or newer cars including the SRT cars which I do like. The 2015 SRT front ends look more refined but the 2011-2014 front styling is more in your face. So to each his own.

    As for the 300, the 2015 in my opinion that looks much better than the 2011-2014 models. Those cars seems too water down than the 2005-2010 models. The 2015 to Present cars has a lot more presence then the 2011 to 2014 cars with the bigger grille. It was the biggest compliant of the 2011-2014 cars in customer clinics. So you aren't going to make everyone happy with changes that's my point. I am sure someone will be throwing a fit about the next generation cars because they aren't exactly to their liking. In the name of business, you aren't going to please everyone.

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  5. Chase300

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    The whole front end is an afterthought. A big jutting out grill with a couple headlights stuck on the side.
    1st gen has nicer jeweled lights with chrome accent below w/washers and large driving lights all providing interest to the front end.
    Now its too much plastic front end IMO and the headlights look too small now and with no detail.
    At least put in some LED headlights to gain some design interest to the front and highlight more the driving lights and make them useful.
    They could do a lot more here.
     
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  6. Chase300

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    The problem I had with that yr Charger front was the extending front just makes judging parking more challenging than it needs to be. That was the biggest thing I noticed when I had rentals compared to my 300 or the new charger.
    The current 300 rear is improved...but more so because of the rear LED lights.
    The front to me is now a bit worse than 2011-2014's. It needs better headlights..LED and larger LED driving light IMO.
    There is no way I'd trade my '06 in on a new 300. Charger yes...300 no.
     
  7. Mallard

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    IMO, The best blue was Ceramic Blue.
     

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  8. redriderbob

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    I choose Ceramic Gray over Ceramic Blue any day...

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  9. Christopher

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    It looks like someone forgot to paint the car.
     
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  10. eggwhite93

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    Ceramic Gray All day!
     
  11. suzq044

    suzq044 Resident Photoshop Nerd

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    Same model year? I see two different tail-light housings.
     
  12. UN4GTBL

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    I don't think the Ceramic Blue has been available since the refresh?
     
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  13. redriderbob

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    No different years.
     
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  14. somber

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    Yep, looks ready for paint.
     
  15. freshforged

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    To each his own, I think the new nose is a big improvement.
     
  16. Christopher

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    Exactly. I personally dislike the 2005 300 and Charger immensely. It wasn't until the 2011 refresh that I would have considered owning one, and I think the new update to the 300 makes it look even better.

    Having said that, I am very happy that there were plenty of people out there who didn't feel as I do. If 300/Charger sales had been based on my likes and dislikes, I don't know that they would have stuck around long enough for them to evolve into something I *do* like.
     
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    Yep, looks like they ran it through primer and clear, but missed the color coat.
     
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  18. serpens

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    I love that color. Reminds me of Porsche's Graphite Blue.

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    [​IMG] Gonna have to pick blue, i'm sure some of you remember who used to own this car
     
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