24th Aug 2006, 22:51
Update on the above 2001 Chrysler 300m. Since Jan 2006, I have put 12000 miles on this thing. So far, not one single problem. The more I drive it, the more I like it. It surprises me how many people comment on how much they like the styling... and then I show them the cool blue dash lights! oooohhhhh. The worst things I can say about it is that it is a bit more noisy than I would like, but still not bad. Also, the trunk is not as big as the LHS's mafia three body trunk... but still enough for most trips with four folks aboard.
5th Oct 2006, 15:00
I would be willing to bet money that the reason your 99' intrepid is not running is because of the 2.7 engine.
2nd Jan 2007, 15:08
I have a 2000 300m with 20000 miles on it. Bought in 1999 and this is 2007. Not the first problem. Love it.
16th Jul 2007, 18:18
Update on original post: 68,000 miles now. Not one problem. I discovered that a lot of the interior noise issue was solved with different tires. Much quieter now. Very impressed. Too bad Chrysler is such a financial mess...
11th Sep 2007, 11:20
I have a 2001 300M, greatest car I have ever owned. It had high miles when I bought it with 93K, and it's now close to 104K. No mechanical problems at all so far.
For those that own a 300M, I recommend joining the 300M Enthusiast's Club (www.300mclub.org). It's only $15 per year, and is constantly updated by members posting detailed instructions for repairs and maintenance.
There's a member there with over 350,000 miles on his M. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
5th Sep 2008, 23:12
Update to original post: 75K and still going strong. Not one single problem. Not one! Still love this car. I've thought of maybe "upgrading" to a 300C or a Charger. I have rented both and, frankly, the 300m has a much nicer interior. The newer cars are very stark with lots of hard plastic bits. Maybe upscale, non-rental models are nicer. They handle like slot cars, though... I'll keep the 300M for a while longer.
9th Apr 2009, 00:13
Update to original post. 86k miles now with not one problem. I'm beginning to think the car wants to outlive me!
25th Feb 2010, 01:31
I bought my 300 M brand new in 2001, it is now 2010 and haven't had one single issue with it. I love it!! It now has 134000 kilometers on it and is still going strong. It's too bad Chrysler is not making the 300 M anymore, I'd buy it again for sure. I hit a deer awhile ago and had to have a rental car for a while, the Ford Focus is absolutely no comparison to my 300 M. I am so glad to have my car back.
I love this car!!