2007 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5 V6
Stunning, and reliable luxury sedan
The leather on the driver's seat is starting to crack.
Steering may need parts replaced; after several alignments, it still pulls to the right.
I've wanted a Chrysler 300 2005 or newer since high school; bought this one used with already high mileage and honestly this is the most reliable vehicle I've ever had. I've had Ford Explorers, Jeep Grand Cherokees, and a Dodge Dakota. So far this one has been the very best.
I usually get another vehicle about every year or two, yet this one has had only minor issues, like a burned out light. The most expensive being the wheel alignments; it has had about 5 in the past 3 years, it always wanders to the right. I've taken it to 3 different mechanics and none of them can seem to pin-point the issue... It is annoying at times that it can't drive straight without your hands on the wheel at all times, however I can't complain, it's got nearly 200,000 miles and it starts every day, even when it gets nearly 45 degrees below zero here.
I've never had the transmission or anything give me any issues.
It's only the rear wheel drive model, yet I've had snow up to the front bumper going over a mountain pass and a Subaru Impreza AWD slid toward me down a hill, about hit me, and my rear wheel drive 300 with ESP held to the road just fine (if you do get stuck, I've found that turning off the ESP, and giving it gas until you gain traction, then turning ESP back on will get you going again).
I get about 23ish MPG in town, and 29-30 MPG highway.
I would not hesitate to buy another Chrysler 300. I don't think I'd buy the first model year that a new design comes out though, that's where the problems seem to be.
Overall, in my opinion, the Chrysler 300 2005 and up are the best looking vehicles on the road, 2007 - 2010 with the 3.5L V6 and 5 speed auto-stick (W5A580 Mercedes) tranny are very reliable, have a ton of awesome features, most come standard with heated leather seats, heated mirrors, and SiriusXM satellite radio and fog lamps, driver and passenger express up and down power windows (not to mention that you can get tons of aftermarket parts about anywhere.) I would highly recommend buying one!
Just do note that they do have an interference type engine, meaning around every 100,000 miles, you do need to replace the timing belt and assembly (around $350 for the do-it yourself person).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th May, 2015
15th Aug 2015, 18:20
Update: I replaced my tires and the vehicle stopped pulling to the right; it drives perfectly straight, so it was a flaw in one of the tires. Also I took it on over a 500 mile trip and it performed perfectly despite having 182,000 miles :) Fuel mileage is between 26 (loaded with passengers and a luggage) and 28 MPG (with one passenger) highway.