2002 Chrysler 300M Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2002 Chrysler 300M Special from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Worst car I have ever owned

Faults:

Rubbing noise on front tire (Clips missing on front wheel well) at 861 miles.

Pulsating when applying brake (rotor & pads) at 8,407 miles.

Pulsating when applying brake (rotors) at 9,988 miles.

Noise in front end on corners (bad bearings) at 10,176 miles.

A/C switches from auto to manual; interior lights flicker at 10,796 miles.

Pulsating when applying brakes (pads) at 11,597 miles.

Pulsating when applying brakes (pads) at 13,001 miles.

Pulsating when applying brakes (rotors & pads) at 13,909 miles.

Broken strut at 31,631 miles.

Rocker arm, valve replacement 36,318 miles.

Transmission problem (valvebody) ; A/C problem (actuator) at 51,614 miles.

Took back after picking up as no air will come out of the A/C 51,614 miles.

Took back as ashtray will no longer open since dealer took dash apart at 51,640 miles.

A/C not cooling; interior lights flashing at 55,660 miles.

A/C not cooling 55,895 miles.

Cruise control stopped working (brake switch) at 55,922 miles.

Transmission "clunking" when coming to a stop at 55,962 miles.

Check engine light on; transmission still "clunking" at 56,100 miles.

General Comments:

Nice styling.

Great performance.

Plagued with repairs (18 in less than 4 years)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd May, 2006

27th May 2006, 23:25

I own a 2002 300M Special and have NO problems what so ever. It just takes proper maintaining. Brakes being replaced so much is from bad driver/driving... I have well over 100,000 miles and have only done regular maintenance!

5th Jun 2006, 11:17

I have done 30k with a 2000 model year 300m which I have replaced shock absorber, 4 rotors, a rear taillight etc. Overall it's a excellent car specially it's engine, powerful and good in mileage.

2002 Chrysler 300M Special Edition 3.5L HO from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5L HO Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Good car/Good price if bought used! FAST!

Faults:

Nothing has really gone bad with the car yet. I replaced the serpentine belt when I first bought the car. I replaced the tires which set me back about $1,000. Toyo Proxes. So far a great car!

General Comments:

The car is very fast and I love how it feels!

The Sport shifting is a blast around the corners/curves!

The XEON lights are a very good feature. The difference is so amazing!

The gas mileage is not as well as hoped. About 22 in town and 26 on the highway. Though many say it requires 93 Octane because of the HO for the Special Edition. The manual says 87-89 is better than 93.

The Tire Pressure monitoring system is a very nice feature to have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2006

2002 Chrysler 300M from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Faults:

A sensor went out at about 30,000 miles and was replaced by the dealer under warranty.

General Comments:

I LOVE this car. It's fast, it's sleek and it is a joy to drive.

I've worked with two different dealerships for repairs and general service. I've enjoyed doing business with both.

For a domestic manufacturer, Chrysler has not yet ceased to amaze me!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2004

2002 Chrysler 300M from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carChrysler 300M

Summary:

A lot for the price

Faults:

Driver side window motor went bad.

Front speakers rattle -- dealer is going to replace them.

General Comments:

The car is a great cruising car. I enjoy long drives in it. It is quite comfortable.

The maintenance at the dealer was a very positive experience!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 11 reviews