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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)


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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.


Best 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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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)


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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


Best 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!


Worst Features

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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The Beauty of the Special
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By CoolRunning
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2003 Chrysler 300M Special 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I traded my 1999 300M for my 2003 300M Special and never regretted it. Both are fine cars, but the Special was spectacular in comparison. It had larger wheels, better suspension, better looks, two tone interior and I feel like it even performed better. Both cars were equipped with a full load of features like the sun roof, CD changer, premium sound system and full leather interior, heated and full power.


Best Features

Dual exhaust, ground effects, body style


Worst Features

Put the widest tires that will fit on the rims. It make the car handle completely different, and it even stops better.


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Too much fun
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By wes
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2003 Chrysler 300M Special 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Driving this car has been the a joy of a life time, the last time I had so much fun was in 1965 when I had a new Mustang fast back in Germany. Which can not compair to this rocket ship. The only problem I have had is that there is a left pull, and the front end shop says they cant set the caster, for there is no adjustments for it. The settings are reversed from what they should be (31/2 left 21/2 right. when I get this corrected I know I will be in love for sure.


Best Features

The comfort and the interior, and the looks of going a 100 when setting still


Worst Features

Raise the front end air dam keep hitting the parking lot cement stops.


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Great Expectations
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By 55DeSoto
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2003 Chrysler 300M Special 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I knew that the 300M Special would be a great driving, and handling machine since renting a, 2000 300M in 2000. The Special has met, and exceeded that model in every way, and I've only driven it 1500 miles! Plus, my graphite gray and charchol model is a great looker too! The only exception was that it didn't shift right until I changed the air filter, now it can show its stuff, and it's tail. It has almost all the features that Specials come with except the Nav/Satellite radio, and U-Connect, both on my wish list. Space, looks, comfort, higher performance, and the bells and whistles, make this a driver's dream. Today's gas prices make it a real value too.


Best Features

A high performance V-6. Special model distinction. Graphite\Charchol combo. Premium stereo\6 disc CD. Space for real people. Xenons. Auto dimming\tilt mirrors. Dual exhaust, sport handling package. 18in. alloys. Sun\moonroof. Large trunk. No recall problems.


Worst Features

I would be pleased if I could swap in a 5, or 6 speed Autostick. Also, reprogram the computer for a bit more power. Wish it had cam chain, instead of a belt.


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