2000 Chrysler 300M Reviews

2000 Chrysler 300M 300M 3.5L V6 SOHC from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles

Summary:

Smooth, powerful, reliable car that is comfortable to drive

Faults:

Turn signal flasher went bad.

Oil pressure switch went bad.

When I bought the car, I replaced the front, right control arm and the driver's side door lock actuator.

Also the A/C does not blow cold, but I'm not going to bother fixing the problem, because I can just let the windows down.

General Comments:

This car has been fairly reliable. The 3.5L engine is smooth and powerful.

The car came with nice 17-inch chrome rims, and looks good inside and outside. The car is comfortable and easy to drive, because it handles well.

The transmission shifts smoothly.

I recommend this car. I may check out the new Chrysler 300s in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2012

2000 Chrysler 300M from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired113 miles
Most recent distance188000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Best car I have owned, period!

Faults:

Had to replace the fans twice, tie rod bushings, and a door handle; that's it!

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever had!! I got lucky with mine; before I got it, it was a corporate lease for the first 100k miles, so it already had the timing belt, water pump, A/C compressor and evaporator, window regulators replaced.

I bought it when it had 113k miles on it, it now has 188k miles, and since I have had it, I have only had to replace the fans twice and the tie rod bushings. If you hear clunking from your front end, check these and the end links. The bushings are cheap, about $20. Besides normal maintenance and tires, I have spent about $300 the past 3 years.

I still get 27mpg on the hwy at 70mph when I have the cruise control on. This is a very comfortable car and handles good. It leaks no oil (I change it myself because the oil pan bolt can strip the pan if tightened too much; shops are known for tightening them too tight). Every now and then, the dash lights flicker, but this is a known problem with these cars.

It's never left me stranded and starts every time.

I purchased a lifetime wheel alignment from Firestone, which I highly recommend. Having a lifetime warranty on the brake pads is great too. Keeping this car as long as I have, has saved me a lot of money from not having a car note.

My dad bought a 2000 300m brand new, he got 201k out of it until someone ran into his car and totaled it. It had the original tranny, and was still running strong before the accident. He didn't replace the timing belt until 185K, and the belt didn't look worn at all. He did have to replace the compressor and evaporator.

My wife's car, a 2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T, has 150k on it. She bought when it had 44K. Still runs great, the transmission had to be replaced, thank goodness it was still under warranty.

The 3.5L motor in these LH cars has got to be one of Chrysler's best. I wonder does the new 300 have this motor? It has good power and is very reliable.

If you are in the market for a used one, make sure you get the maintenance records as with any used car. You can find a good 300m at a good price, I would love to have the Special.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2011

2000 Chrysler 300M from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

This is by far the sexiest piece of junk I've owned

Faults:

Window came off track.

Gears in door for power locks have stripped out twice.

Leather seats are wearing out.

Molding around the door jams are a terrible fit and leak air.

Transmission dropped into auto stick by itself. Engine didn't like 2nd gear @ 65 mph.

Can't get a tire mounted on these rims that will hold air.

General Comments:

Not the best car I ever bought and probably will never buy another.

Plenty of leg room.

Great looking.

Good handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th November, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews