I still can't understand what DC was thinking with the 300 it may have a nice interior but it is really hit with a ugly stick, really hard.
The thinking behind the 300 is that it is the return of the all American sedan. You know, the only kind we can make are all boxy - from the German point of view. <_<Yep, it looks to me very much like a retro-modern Dodge Diplomat, at least the grille. The body sideview actually reminds me very much of the 1980 Dodge St. Regis my friend drove many years ago in high school.
However, this car is suppose to, according to the marketing and styling people in Auburn Hills, represent the good old days of the United States in the 50s. The 300 is suppose to be inspired by the 1955 Chrysler C-300. See, they can't even get the name right. The 300C was the 1957 model that looked a lot more sleek and stylish. This car is suppose to represent the 50th Anniversary of the C-300 and the return of the American sedan. The 300 letter cars weren't even sedans. They were 2 door hardtops and convertibles that were in comparision to today's Vipers, not sedans with a wimpy 190 hp 2.7 V-6 engine as the base. That was the 300 line (non lettered cars) in the 60s.
Now, I've grown up around MoPar all my life. I had great respect for the old 300 letter cars. Today, I'm just not into this German engineered, American styled Bentley look-alike. Some people like it, but I'd rather pass. I like vehicles that represent the pass while keeping the great heritage alive. That is why I left the MoPar camp for a 2003 Mustang Mach 1.
As for the St. Regis and Dipolmat, I have to agree. We must be about the same age because I never had high praise for those boxy cars either. They were nice police cars, but that was it. I prefer more aerodynamic packages.