2000 Chrysler 300 M
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what a pleasant surprise!

by from Denver, CO on December 31, 2011

i purchased 00 300m with 185k. i am a technician at a used car dealership and i have dealt with numerous 'failed chryslers' in the past from this era. one of the major purpose of this purchase was to ...
i purchased 00 300m with 185k. i am a technician at a used car dealership and i have dealt with numerous 'failed chryslers' in the past from this era. one of the major purpose of this purchase was to tinker around and 'guinea pig' chrysler products to better improve my skills. other reason was to have a good reliable winter car. as expected of a 12 yr old car with high mileage it wasn't cosmetically pretty. torn leather, broken door handle, loose bumper, climate control cluster don't light up. heated seats don't work etc. but these things are expected of any car with similar mileage. the surprise came when i put it on a lift. i was expecting a real oily mess since outside looked beat up but it had very little patches of dark spot here and there and rest of the engine and tranny undercarriage was dusty and bone dry! the vehicle drove straight and fired on all cylinders! there were couple of issues. first the upper radiator hose cracked and was leaking. probably not a major issue for most of people. second is somewhat major. and a commonly failing part on the car. it had some transmission issues with one of the solenoids and would go into a limp mode (will not upshift into 3-4th gear) and throw a check engine light. Luckly for me i caught it early enough and just doing tranny flush seemed to clean up the failing solenoid and so far seems to be a (what i hope is) a long term solution. Doing some research on this problem, however, many will eventually have to replace the solenoid to completely fix the issue. after giving it a basic fluid change (coolant, engine oil, and tranny fluid) and a tune up. the vehicle hasn't failed on me yet! drove through the last major snowstorm (8-10in) with just basic all season tire, handles like a charm and has enough power to spank teens in their rice rocket hondas on a takeoff! Doing some research on this car lead to more pleasant surprises, it had won several prestigious automotive awards, has lots of positive review all over internet forums, and it shares same engine as the legendary chrysler/plymouth prowler! this vehicle definitely wasn't what i expected from chrysler (in a positive way!) and even with high mileage it'll prove to be a good reliable car with some minor TLC!
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Good car

by from Kansas city on April 29, 2011

Owned the car several years now. Bought it when it had 80,000 miles, now it has 140,000 and counting. The only major thing done is the transmission. Chrysler FWD transmissions arent very good anyway. ...
Owned the car several years now. Bought it when it had 80,000 miles, now it has 140,000 and counting. The only major thing done is the transmission. Chrysler FWD transmissions arent very good anyway. Gets 26 mpg hwy, 23 overall city/hwy combined. Has good power and handles quite well. The ride is so so. Seats are comfortable and the interior is quite roomy. Overall it s one of the most under-rated cars on the road today.
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Great car

by from chicago suburbs on September 8, 2009

I bought a used 300M and have had it for about 4 months now and it has been one of the best things I've bought in a while. The 3.5 liter v6 has alot of power and the space and comfort of it is a plus ...
I bought a used 300M and have had it for about 4 months now and it has been one of the best things I've bought in a while. The 3.5 liter v6 has alot of power and the space and comfort of it is a plus as well. Parts are cheap to replace if I ever need to so I'm not worried. I love the fact that its a newer body style. I would definitely recommend this car to a friend.
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Meets all our needs

by from Space Coast, Florida on January 13, 2013

255HP and 25+ mpg !!! room for 5 big people Awesome blend of sporty and classy. Amazing handling for a big sedan, this car loves curves. It corners better than most "sports cars" I love Chrysler's Cab...
255HP and 25+ mpg !!! room for 5 big people Awesome blend of sporty and classy. Amazing handling for a big sedan, this car loves curves. It corners better than most "sports cars" I love Chrysler's Cab Forward cars. This is my second one. I had a 97 Intrepid I loved and this is similar but better in every way. Absolutely the most comfortable car I've ever owned. I have owned 31 vehicles..... I searched for 6 weeks and I narrowed my search to just a few models: Pontiac Grand Prix GT, Nissan Maxima, Lexus ES300, Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300M or 300C, Dodge Charger. My budget was $5000. I couldn't find any Chargers or 300C close to my price range, and none of the other models were this big and still met my MPG requirement. I found this one with 64K miles and loved it instantly! #1 requirement: Wife had to like it. : She loves it!!
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Very Reliable and solid build quality

by from Oakton, NY on July 19, 2008

This car has been amazing for me. 118K miles and the car runs great. Engine is bullet proof and interior is still squeak and rattle free. Car is very solid and has more than proven itself. Overall, I ...
This car has been amazing for me. 118K miles and the car runs great. Engine is bullet proof and interior is still squeak and rattle free. Car is very solid and has more than proven itself. Overall, I think it's a great vehicle.
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excellent value for the money

by from rochester ny on September 4, 2008

I purchased this car used with 196000 miles. After some repairs (brakes, muffler, wheel bearings and recharge the air), this car is now at 206k and running great! The engine is still in excellent shap...
I purchased this car used with 196000 miles. After some repairs (brakes, muffler, wheel bearings and recharge the air), this car is now at 206k and running great! The engine is still in excellent shape.
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I love this car!

by from Fullerton, Ca on September 5, 2010

Bought mine used with only 15,000 on it! This car is awesome - very roomy (I am 6'5") and has everything you need for a great road trip/daily driver. The only issues I had were a broken Front Driver's...
Bought mine used with only 15,000 on it! This car is awesome - very roomy (I am 6'5") and has everything you need for a great road trip/daily driver. The only issues I had were a broken Front Driver's Door handle (a common issue) that I fixed it myself with the instructions provided in a Chrysler TSB for $70.00. I had the A/C recharged for the 1st time - no leaks were found - because the A/C cooling performance was getting poor (the car is 10 yrs old after all). Hard to find another car - even new 2010 model's - that could top these cars. I love it!!!
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great car

by from Charlottesville, VA on February 26, 2012

I bought this car 13 months ago when it had 63k on it. It now has 82k on it. This car runs like a top. I was surprised that it had this much power, but she growls as if to say 'let's go'. The interior...
I bought this car 13 months ago when it had 63k on it. It now has 82k on it. This car runs like a top. I was surprised that it had this much power, but she growls as if to say 'let's go'. The interior is classy as well as functional. The only issue is that the passenger side dash has a long crack in it and I found out that this is common for some reason. It is smooth, responsive and a joy to drive!
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best used car iv ever bought

by from bainbridge,ohio on November 23, 2010

i love this car plenty of power has 160,000 miles and still runs brand new comfy ride traded a sports car for it and wife was mad at me till she drove it know she loves it as much as me.the gas millag...
i love this car plenty of power has 160,000 miles and still runs brand new comfy ride traded a sports car for it and wife was mad at me till she drove it know she loves it as much as me.the gas millage sucks but thats my fault i cant seem to keep my foot from feeling the power it has.
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171,000 miles and going strong

by from Green Bay, WI on October 3, 2006

One of the best I've owned, bought used and driven close to 40k miles per year. Comfortable and has proved to be quite reliable. I would buy another
One of the best I've owned, bought used and driven close to 40k miles per year. Comfortable and has proved to be quite reliable. I would buy another
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