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2003 Chrysler 300M

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Love Hate Relationship (stay away from the special)
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By businessharmon
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2003 Chrysler 300M Special 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this car in 2012 with 115,000 miles on it and Route 66 extended warranty. At first it was really fun to drive it handled great, sounded great really comfortable. In 2013 it had a Rod berring issue and the engine had to be replaced. It was replaced with a new engine with 80k mi. it lasted a year December 2014 with rod berring issues again. Replaced it again with 80k mi costing $1,100 (only cause its bank owned). The Chrysler 300m special has a bad engine which is the EGK engine only made for the Special with 255hp. Chrysler never recalled it. So if you buy this car at 115k and its the Special get ready for a Headache.


Favorite Features

Dual Exhaust. The car sounds great when getting both of the back resignators off and straight piped really loud. The over all trim of the car is better than the base and touring models. The cars ride hight is lowered in a sports stance.


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Worst car ever made and worst ever owned
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By nhevinw007
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2003 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

There is only one brand that where there are actual websites dedicated to the hate of these vehicles and all things the terrible company makes. The exterior of this vehicle is fairly nice, and the interior is roomy and comfortable. That is the good. It chews up rotors and pads. The paint started coming off at 90,000 miles. I have replaced 7 crank shaft sensors, 5 cam shaft sensors, 1 A/C compressor, at least 9 windshield wipers, and the oil has leaked since the week we bought it. It stalls all the time, and now the tranny is starting to go out. All I do is feel sorry for anyone who buys a car made by this company. [violative content deleted]


Favorite Features

The A/C has never worked well, and the air vents are made so poorly that it makes them difficult to adjust. I guess the best part is that a lot of the luxuries are standard on even the base models, but honestly who cares when only half of the things work only half the time. Even the speakers got blown and needed to be replaced. The FM radio stopped working @ 100,000.


Suggested Improvements

Go bankrupt and never make another car again. This car never should have been made in the first place if the ship would have just sunk several years ago. Its no secret that Chrysler Group LLC cannot make a transmission to save their lives. Oh yeah lets put WiFi in the new ones to attract a bunch of new customers who like our bells and whistles, but never have to care because once the vehicle is out of warranty everything breaks. Genius... pure genius.


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Chrysler is hit and miss, 300m is a hit!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mrnest
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2003 Chrysler 300M Special 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Purchased new in '03. Car has a bit over 100k on it now and has never had a single problem. Up to spec with most new cars in terms of power, handling, looks, overall enjoyability. Interior should be an upgrade from standard Chrysler fare for the 300m but is okay with the carbon fiber trim though. Car has plenty of power, interior room, great handling, and is stone cold reliable. The 18" wheels definitely make the car noisier, though. Also, the "special" is lower in the front so watch out for those high curbs! If you hit one it can bring the bumper out of alignment. Drawbacks of having a performance car. Absolutely love this car, they should have kept this one and made the newer 300 separate


Favorite Features

Power, exhaust note, reliability, handling, lots of interior room, overall upscale feel. Solid like my Mercedes. Lots of compliments, still, for an almost 8 year-old car!


Suggested Improvements

The base 17" wheels/tires are much more quiet and comfortable but don't look as good, no bluetooth, no stability control, front bumper too low. Interior would need to improve slightly to match the excellence of the rest of the car.


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should have been better
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By larry neel
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2003 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The car is a very pretty car. The inside looks very good. The quality of leather is very good. The gas mileage could be much better. You can use only one size tire and it cost $900.00 for a set of four. The brakes are really bad from the factory, and the ride is poor. The features on the car are really nice. The really bad part is how low it is in the front end.


Favorite Features

looks


Suggested Improvements

raise the front, better brakes from the factor, make it eaiser to get to the battery, better ride, better shifting transmission


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2003 Chrysler 300M
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By annette
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Vehicle

2003 Chrysler 300M 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought it used in 2006 but it was in excellent shape only 33K; looked like brand new. Besides one poor sensor, which caused my car to turn off while I was driving, I have had no problems. I bought a full warranty on it so I guess it will cover the sensor change. It combines luxury and sports style with a lot of space inside. Rides smoothly and has a lot of extras. Great handling. I love this car! I hope they continue with the production.


Favorite Features

Style, power, and comfort. It is very easy to drive especially long hours - one doesn't feel tired after long ride or being in traffic. Reliable after 50K - so far I have had no problems whatsoever. Great stability on road. Very enjoyable and easy to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Auto colored mirrors only on driver's side and back view. The gas mileage could get better - I get 17(city) and 27(highway). Also the acceleration could get some improvement as well. The leather could improve since the one on the driver seat has some small cracks by the constant usage.


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