Chrysler 300 Reviews from UK and Ireland

2006 Chrysler 300 Estate / Station Wagon 3.5 V6

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance67600 miles
Previous carChrysler Voyager

Faults:

Engine running cold in winter - new thermostat.

Climate control doesn't control! Blows too hot, going to try an air con re-gas... been to the dealer and no computer faults.

General Comments:

Worth the wait, as I have loved the 300c since it came out.

With the Bentley grille, it gets more looks than any Merc/BMW that cost five times as much.

Going to bling it up more with tints, polished rims, maybe air intake/exhaust mods...

Best looking estate (wagon) ever made, and great with two little kids and prams etc etc.

I like the 3.5 engine, and it seems better than my old Vision 3.5.

Very rare in England with this engine, as everybody buys the diesel (better MPG, but awful sound!)

Normal Chrysler reliability/quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2012

15th Dec 2012, 10:28

"Normal Chrysler reliability/quality"

So quite poor then?

2005 Chrysler 300 300C 5.7

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2005
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired25 kilometres
Most recent distance62 kilometres
Previous carPorsche 911

Summary:

I have owned over 60 cars new and second hand. This is without doubt the worst

Faults:

11 months after purchase, required a new gearbox, although purchased new in 2007 on warranty, after discussion with Chrysler, the car had been pre registered in Germany (to export to the U.K.) in 2005, so Chrysler refused to assist.

2008 Feb, gearbox failed; had to be replaced. Brake pads went at 30,000 k.

2010, blew a top radiator hose, and the car overheated. Hose replaced.

2010, gearbox failed again had to be replaced.

2011, top hose again blew, thermostat replaced.

2011, engine exploded; write off.

General Comments:

Mechanically absolute rubbish, build quality poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th September, 2011

30th May 2012, 19:19

Oh Jeez... something was wrong with your cooling system and caused all of this - find a real mechanic, and don't force the car to run when it's overheating. The transmission is also cooled by the cooling system, and will fail if too hot.

21st Jun 2013, 00:25

That is good sound advice. Never run an overheating engine... NEVER!

2007 Chrysler 300 C 3.5

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 206

Summary:

Lovely to look at, but not worth the hassle

Faults:

Tyre pressure indicator fault at 20 miles.

Plastic interior bits falling off all the time.

Fuel injection problem at 2000 miles.

Broke down 7 times during 9 months.

Automatic gearbox split in two at 11000 miles.

Tyre pressure system failed again at 5000, 6000, 8000, 12000 and 12599 miles.

General Comments:

For the period of 10 months owning the car, it spent 3 months with the manufacturer or the garage. Comfort however was good, but reliability terrible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2008

11th Mar 2008, 19:16

Very odd, I thought these 300's were really good cars and a huge step up for Chrysler. Car sounds like a lemon for sure.

26th Mar 2008, 20:47

What a shame! This is one of those cars that, when it was launched, I decided "I'm having one of those" usually after about 3 years (I won't buy brand new) purely on the way it looks. Everything I have read suggests these are dogs! The same thing happened with the Rover 75, I love the look of the car, but they are pups!

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews