purchased DEC'06..in 08 I was driving to GA frm SD,Cali..I got to TX the car went crazy..the lights started blinking,windshield wipers went crazy they even threw themselves off track,got stuck to the right..car turned off..99 degrees n/tx w/ my fam in the car..I had some fuses in my emer. kit..found of about 4-5 of them blew out..changed the 1's that I could ie..fuel pump and a few others..tranny went into limp mode..drove to ga like that..had it ship'd back to cali frm ga...total to fix 6.5k...in oct tranny blew..1.5k..DEC'11 engine blew 3.7k..rental car total 1.4k..tow from ga 1.2k..total for everthing 14.3k...I owe 12.4k on the loan...kids missing Christmas Priceless!Thx Chrysler!
I bought this car new in 2006.
The body style was the main reason for my purchase.
I take very good care of my cars.
I serviced this car regularly with oil changes every 3-6,000 miles even though the owners manual say to do so every 7,500 miles.
The 2.7 engine blew at 89,000 miles and now I have to go buy a new car.
It won't be a chrysler!
Other problems I had with this car was the transmission.
It seems that is a standard for Chrysler.
This car is just for looks. Even with doing regular maintenenace to preven major problems I still had them. Within 2 years of owning my 300 I have paid $700 to replace a housing unit $600 to replace the water pump $1700 to repair a crack head caused by the car running hot when the water pump went out. And now the car is stuck in park come to find out there are a lot of people having this same problem with Chrysler cars something about the shift box there is some plastic piece that is faulty and Chrysler will not do a recall leaving the customer to have to replace it. Will never ever buy another Chrysler car again. My father told me not to buy Chrysler but I did not listen.
The body style is nice.
The performance of the car is crap. This is not a relaible vehicle at all. I paid under $15,000 for a chevrolet that was still in perfect condition after 8 years and less than $12,000 for an oldsmobile that lasted 15 years. I paid almost $30,000 for this car and after 2 years of owning it has broken down at least once every year and we are talking about major repair. Time to go back to the drawing board.
I'm a 17 year old and I received this car as a gift from parents. I got the car in November of 2010, with 39,800 miles. In March 2011, I got rid of it (to get a Range Rover). within those 4mo, I had already put 5000+ miles on it. I loved to drive this gas guzzling, 425HP beast.
I'm a dragracer, been doing it for 8yrs, and I must say, this car will pin you back in the seat, hard. No matter what speed you floor it at!!
Within the 4mo, of owner ship; I only had two problems. 1) Sometimes the AC would start acting funny & not run properly. 2) Once or twice it wouldn't start on the first try, but would on the second try.
Other than, I 100000% recommend this car, to ANYBODY. It's a blast to drive!
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The tires didn't last very long.
I hate the cruise control!
Very disappointed that my car worked great, and then stranded me. I find out that me along with 25,000k other owners have been stuck because car gets stuck in "Park" due to cheap plastic pin part not made from aluminum.
Chrysler won't do a recall.
I would like to know who to complain to.
It has cost me work time.
Very unexpected to have your car work perfectly then just not work at all.
I'm glad my college son did not take it as we discussed for his college admit day.
He would have been stuck hours away from home.
Chrysler wants to charge $500 for parts/labor for their mistake.
They keep this in stock because of so many!
comfort, ride and looks
The cruise control being easier, may be on steering wheel.