Look for objective reasons to pick a 300C in preference to the leading cars in this class and you’ll come up short. Yes, it’s relatively brisk and refined, but there are other cars in this segment that do what this Chrysler does with at least as much ability at almost every turn.

But the 300C has always been like that and is not necessarily the worse for it. It’s a car whose fans begin by simply wanting one and then ensuring that the experience matches their expectations.

We judge the 300C, then, by different criteria from those we normally apply: it isn’t a car that we’d suggest to the uninitiated, but one we’d have only a few reservations about recommending to those who really do like the prospect of owning one.

It is wilfully different and in that, at least, there is a lot to commend it.

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