2007 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5 V6 from North America

Summary:

Stunning, and reliable luxury sedan

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2007 Chrysler 300 3.5 from North America

Summary:

Luxury car, but too many problems

Faults:

About a month after I got this car, I noticed that it was leaking. Turned out to be a gasket that was worn out on the transmission.

Also a back light would not turn on while driving, and the horn was not working anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2010

23rd May 2011, 19:53

I have a 2007 300 with the 3.5 litre engine, just turned 67000 kilometers.

Lately the car has been using oil at the rate of 1 litre per 1000 kilometers (about a quart every 620 miles). According to my dealer Chrysler says this is normal. I say no way and am wondering if I made a mistake buying a Chrysler product.

Anyone else heard of this?

9th Jan 2012, 21:53

Wouldn't surprise me. Back when we had a '86 LeBaron GTS, we were told that .025" cracks in the block were "within specs". Darn shame, that car, beautiful wine red with black leather, was a hoot to drive, but we put in $10,000 in repairs into a car that cost $9000 and had only had 34,000 miles... We sold it at 61,000 miles and almost everything on the car had been replaced at least once, literally!