by holly25 on May 18, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I finally had to get rid of this car at 162,000 miles due to general mechanical failure. However, I feel like this car's "death" was well-deserved and reasonably timed and I couldn't be happier with how it served me over the last 12 years. I never had any major issues at all with the car until 120,000 miles. Drove super well, no complaints.
These days I feel Chrysler has gone to much cheaper quality with some of their sedans (ie Sebring). This 300m is one of the great ones. Quality was wonderful inside and out. In its later years I did experience some condensation in the headlights which god knows annoys the crap out of me, but not a big deal. Most comfortable seats you'll ever sit in.
by briangriffin1 on Oct 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
This car is awesome! 12 years old and still going haven't seen the check engine light in a year (was on for a oil change overdue). Was in the shop once for a new battery (which was a stock '01). Stock parts excellent acceleration and no road noise 169,598 miles on it. Would buy again and recommend! Nothing but good on this end!
by thafemann on Mar 15, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased a 1998 Dodge Ram Van, new, and vowed that it would be the last Chrysler product that I would ever own.
The Van didn't last 10 years until it was in the junk yard.
Recently I purchased a 2001 Chrysler 300M.
The car looks really sharp and is fun to drive.
I purchased it from a dealer who gave me a great price.
I know of the previous single owner and they took great care of the car as all the records show.
Second day with the car it began to shake at 50-70 mph.
There were LOTS of new parts.
Turns out the torque converter and timing belt need replacing.
So much for a good deal.
I want to buy American...quit making JUNK and I will.
by hollyberry206 on Mar 14, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 300 in 2004 with 29K miles. No major problems in 8 years. In 2011, a bad oil change (at a shop) got me a rebuilt engine with 30K fewer miles than the blown one. Car now sits with 124K miles (so 94K on engine) I get an ave of 26 mpg - I Love this car!
Driver seat has never heated for me (I didn't think about trying this when buying a 4 year old car in July, lesson learned). I have some rust inside the driver (lower) door and some around the sunroof, but no leaks. My son blew my front speakers a few years ago and I'm researching their replacement now. I am planning on keeping this car for a long time yet - NO complaints here.
by donald45 on Nov 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
10years old and has 171k and it is amazing. The car is fast, safe, and has plenty of room im a big guy and I fit anywere in car with plenty of room. one of my speakers rattles,
a crack in the passenger side dashbord and a few blemishes of the exterior from rocks and a bad hailstorm is the only things this car shows for its age. ive lost maby 2mpg and thats not to bad had to replace a cracked water pump and a belt but this car is going to last me for quite some time and i will be buying another 300m.
DaimlerChrysler ups the feature content for the 2001 Chrysler 300M by including standard steering wheel controls for the stereo, offering the option of side airbags and adding a luxury group package that includes real wood trim and an overhead console-mounted vehicle information center. The rear end gets a makeover in the form of clear lens taillamps and chrome dual exhaust outlets while new 17-inch wheels and anodized aluminum window trim dresses up the 300M's profile. There's now a three-point shoulder/lap belt for the central rear seat passenger and an internal emergency trunk release. Additional luxury package features include an auto dimming rear view mirror and exterior mirrors that tilt down automatically when the vehicle is placed in reverse. Two new exterior colors, Black and Deep Sapphire Blue, plus three new interior colors, Sandstone, Dark Slate Grey, and Taupe, round out the changes for 2001.