2003 Chrysler 300M CTS 3.6L 260 HP from North America


Well engineered vehicle slapped together with poor after sales training in adjusting factory defects


- Moon roof maladjusted from factory & dealer unable to correct - wind noise.

- "ind noise - from both front doors.

- Molding on both front doors (edge of window trim) kept falling off.

- Hub cover rusted out and fell, dealer charging $45 to replace.

- Transmission not as firm shifting and slower when cold, even though recommended liquid & filter changed at 24000KM.

- Brakes had spongy pedal when traded @ 62500 KM.

General Comments:

Excellent car, handling very well with a good compromise between road feel and smoother ride - Like a snake on sandpaper.

Performance from the V6 is very surprising (top-end) and more than adequate for this type of vehicle (should have this engine option available in the Neon/PT Cruiser).

Large, roomy, spacious and very comfortable for 4 (large) adults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2004

15th Jan 2005, 18:49

I don't think you know what car you are reviewing. The 300M was never a CTS it also only came with a 3.5L 255HP V6 SOHC engine. I really dislike you people who talk bad about Chrysler vehicles when you have never actually driven one.

11th Jan 2007, 18:55

I do agree, there are many happy people and there are the share of bad ones with any. As far back as I can go, when I got my first car in the 80's, it was a chrysler, today my wife and I both drive Chryslers, I have never had a problem with my 300m and my wife loves her Intrepid with the good engine (3.5 like my 300m). You have to do your research, that's all.

27th Feb 2008, 22:17

I just purchased a 300M Special Edition in December 07, fully loaded... I mean all of the bells and whistles. It only had 24K miles on it.

This car is unbelievable!!! Fast take off. It's a luxury car yet sporty. Very comfortable and actually seats 5 LARGE adults. I love it.

I turn heads EVERYWHERE I go, being that I am a woman in a ride like this...

All I can say is NICE. I am very pleased.

4th Jun 2009, 16:17

To the previous comments @ 27th Feb 2008, 22:17...

Sorry for being slightly confused here... but where exactly is there any head turning quotient with regard to a woman driving a 300M?

That simply doesn't make any sort of sense whatsoever... It's certainly not like the 300M is an overly masculine car, nor was it ever implicitly marketed to one gender or the other.

My wife drove a 300M for several years and there wasn't anything odd about it at all. In fact, afterwards... She drove a Buick Regal GS - arguably a much more masculine car than the M and is now behind the wheel of a Jeep... Again, a much more masculine vehicle.