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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#26300 of 26385 Re: Saying hi [ruski_is_me]
Jul 24, 2008 (9:24 am)
My first 300M was a 1999. It was fully loaded, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat with a tan leather interior. It was one of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen, but it was a real pleasure to drive as well. I traded it for my second 300M, a 2003 Special in Midnight Metallic Blue, with a two tone gray and black leather interior. The upgrades of the Special made a great car even better, (dual exhaust, ground effects body work, better handling and performance, better brakes, and even a better look with the rear deck spoiler. It also came with HID head lights, vast improvement over the halogens. The 18 inch wheels and tires made it better on the road. Alas, all was well until I bought my wife a 300C Heritage Edition in Inferno Red, loaded with every option available including the 5.7L HEMI and the Mercedes 5-speed automatic transmission. The contrast between the two cars is astounding. Chrysler should not have discontinued the 300M, and they should have called the 300C an Imperial. I considered the 300M a perfect car, but the 300C is simply incredible. It is truly a Mercedes in Chrysler clothing. I suppose if you really wanted to spend 80K on the Mercedes, you could, but it would be more practical to spend about 70K on TWO 300C's loaded with features even the Merccedes lacks. That is what I did.... I love them!
#26301 of 26385 Hope Chrysler survives in some form
Jul 27, 2008 (3:52 pm)
Not encouraged with the news I am hearing and reading. Someday I will have to replace my 300M (very sorry they stopped making them), and I would like to get a 300 Touring or Limited, but I hope there will still be a Chrysler to buy cars from. If Chrysler is no more, I guess I'm looking at a Buick Lucerne.
#26302 of 26385 Re: Hope Chrysler survives in some form [02owner]
Jul 30, 2008 (9:17 am)
Don't be so sure... Buick is in worse shape than Chrysler! GM has already dissolved Oldsmobile. Buick has not been any more successful. Chrysler has a much better share of the market as a whole than a lot of other manufacturers. The product line is fresh, new and exciting. I have noticed that both Ford and GM are attempting to get in on the retro market with similar offerings, trying to draw customers in with the Mustang and HHR *(and eventually the Camaro?), but Chrysler/Dodge has been leading the way with some of the best cars built in America. I hope more people will appreciate this and realize the time is now, if you want a great car for a great price and a free lifetime powertrain warranty. I believe you couldn't go wrong by buying a 300 Touring or Limited, but my favorite is the 300C Heritage Edition. Happy Hunting!
#26303 of 26385 '04 Chrysler 300M special Problems
Sep 23, 2008 (3:54 pm)
It started a couple months back. My Engine light Clicked on then started to Jump and shut off. Of course i was going like 65 on the Highway so i put it in Nuetral and Start it up. the Engine Light Stayed on and it wont let me go over 2500 RPMs it also has a Hiss from the Engine Someone told me it could be the AC Condensor ( but they dont really know about cars )
#26305 of 26385 Head Lights
Nov 24, 2008 (8:58 am)
Just sharing an interesting find. So my headlights ended up turning yellow and I was looking for suitable replacements I didnít want to buy the OEM replacements so I started searching around finally someone suggested I look into the projector headlight soon to be carried by Spyder Auto. Apparently the chrome housing headlights are now available, but Iím anxiously awaiting the arrival/release of the black housing ones which are best for my car. Anyway, If you find yourself in the same predicament, I strongly recommend you check them out.
#26306 of 26385 Current Best Tires for Stock '99 300M
Nov 24, 2008 (9:50 am)
I'm in need of a couple of new tires for our '99 300M (43K miles) before the depths of winter hit. We've been running the Yoko 420Ks for years as the best replacement for the stock BadYears and have been very pleased with the soft, quiet, ride and good handling these tires provided. I find out now that the YK420K is no longer available in Colorado and has apparently been replaced by the YK520K. Only problem is that some on-line reviews by consumers say these tires run rougher and are noisier than the YK420s. Since this is my wife's car, that won't do.
Any suggestions for the best tire for a 300M for riding comfort and minimal road noise?
#26307 of 26385 Re: Current Best Tires for Stock '99 300M [cebteb]
Dec 07, 2008 (3:14 pm)
BF Goodrich Traction T/A's are very, very good. Toyo Proxes TPT are OK, nothing special. I'm actually using Goodyear Eagle LS-2 and I do think they got the bugs out of the first generation, but winter will tell a lot.
Dec 08, 2008 (10:06 am)
My 2000 300M came with Good Year Eagle LS tires. For about a year they were good tires and then after that the traction became fairly poor. I got rid of them even though they had some tread life left to them and got a set of Michelin MXV4's. It is like night and day...the Michelin's have much better traction then the Eagle LS's ever had and they make for a quieter ride. Price wise they are a little pricey, I got mine for around $200 each, but in my opinion it is worth it. The alternatives are not that much cheaper for 17" rims.
#26309 of 26385 yellow headlights and tires
Dec 15, 2008 (12:57 am)
For the yellow headlights, you don't need to buy new ones, as there's a new product called MEGUIAR'Sģ PLASTX. You do have to be able to take the headlight off, and this product cleans away the yellow quite well.
For tires, the best value and still good performance have been Kumhos. I suspect they're made in China since they were such a good value, but they rate well as high performance all season tires by Consumer Reports, who has good tire reviews. tirerack also has a lot of good info on tires, in terms of ratings. The Traction T/As I think are not high performance, but only all season. I had them in the past with a prior car. Now they make all season high-performance so I would be sure to get those, just get a pair that's fairly quiet.
My red '99 is going strong at 155K. I love keeping the cars a long time... A work van ran into me about 2 years ago, a small fender bender, totally his fault, and the body shop repainted my hood, the lower front fascia, and the side fender that wasn't even dented, as part of the deal. So I got new paint where I needed it for free, although a lot of inconvenience getting hit, but the bottom line is it looks great. Plan to keep it another 3 years and then decide what to do...