2002 Chrysler 300M special 3.5 6 cylinder. from North America
Very nice looking & reliable
The only needed repair has been the 4-disc CD changer. It ceased to function without warning. Dealer Warranty repair @ no cost to me.
My only gripe is the very low clearance of the car. The 300M Special has side body moldings that scrape in some parking places, and pull the front bumper out of alignment. Fortunately I am handy, and can straighten it out when needed. Just annoying and a bad design.
I still have the full factory warranty in effect until Spt. 2009, or 70,000 miles. I Have driven the car daily for more than a year, & have no issues other than the above.
Overall, it's a very decent car. It's bright silver, with 18" chrome wheels, Dark grey leather interior. It looks beautiful indeed. I've added some TASTEFUL & RESTRAINED aftermarket chromed trim, which enhances the lines & grille. The car turns heads in town.
It Has a harsh ride, & so-so quality of appointments. XLNT handling, fairly good acceleration. Moonroof is nice, & heated seats. I bought the car from a friend who ordered it new. He garaged it, & put few miles on it. Car has been totally reliable. 15 mpg in town/29 on the highway. Much more economical to drive & maintain than my Q45 Infiniti.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th March, 2008
16th Mar 2008, 21:47
I'm not exactly into "tasteful and restrained" (my Mustang is Grabber orange with huge black Shelby stripes) but I wanted to comment on your excellent choice in a car. The 300M is a far more beautiful car than the squared-off new 300. As for reliability, well, I sold my last Chrysler car with 240,000 miles on it. It ran like new, had had virtually ZERO repairs (belts, hoses and brakes) and it still used not one drop of oil. I hope yours serves you as well as mine did.