Illustration for article titled Why I Would Rent a 2011 Chrysler 300

Chrysler's 300 redesign isn't revolutionary, but you try and deal with an insurgency every couple years and see if all that visual violence doesn't get old. Chrysler's preserved the 300's unique take on luxurious motoring, without de-chunking the original chunkmobile.

And I mean chunkmobile in the best way. Back in '04 when the 300 and 300C emerged from the DaimlerChrysler caldron, it erased the previously revolutionary cab-forward 300 design from memory. Gone were the LH-Series' sharp lines. Sharp lines were for suckers. Welcome to the fuck-you decade, punk.

More power from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6—292-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque—eventual 8-Speed transmission and a permanent fix for the first-gen's Achilles heel. Plus, upgrades to the UConnect infotainment package and a relative gargantuan 8.4-inch touch screen. Well done, Chrysler. Yes, I will take the upgrade.

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