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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
Jun 22, 2001 (5:45 pm)
I haven't sued or gone to arbitration, but I got close. My 2000 300M was unavailable to me for a month because my 5* dealer ruined the paint on the roof while trying to remove scratches during preparation. When I found out they were repainting, I declined to take the car, but I was saddled with it. Chrysler headquarters informed me that the dealer did not need my permission in preparing the vehicle -- he could do whatever he felt necessary to prepare it. They said it was between me and the dealer. The dealer had a signed contract and refused to swap vehicles. Several coats of unmatching paint later, I finally had to take the car once the paint matched, or take them to court. Arbitration wouldn't cover this issue. It wasn't worth the hassle, so I took the car.
I don't know if Chrysler's self-destructive attitude is the industry norm, or if the company just has a death wish. I think the M is a great car, but Chrysler's "take it as it is or leave it" attitude sucks!
As far as the tires go, I got the impression from this forum that the goodyears were a major problem. In fact, Chrysler replaced the goodyears with michelins, starting with the 2001 model. Almost everyone claims that their tire-related problems disappeared once they got rid of the goodyears...and given my tire problems with the Intrepid and the Avenger, I'm betting the goodyears are the problem!
#5152 of 26385 Badyears, badyears, BADYEARS!!!!!!!
Jun 22, 2001 (6:06 pm)
Hello gang! Here is my scoop for today!
Today I went to see my friend who is a manager at one of my local Discount Tire shops to have my tires rotated and balanced. Since I bought my Zen Racing custom wheels from him, there was no charge for this service. I was haveing the famous Badyear tire vibration so I believed that a tire service was needed.
Well guess what......????? Two of my Badyear LS were beginning to seperate! This is with only 8300 miles on them!
The tires will be prorated to replace($20 per tire out of my pocket), but he did not have that tire in stock. So he told me I could have the same tire(no WAY) or choose a differant tire brand if I liked! Here are my options:
Bridgestone Potenza RE 730 255/50-17 Z rated
Nitto NT 450 255/50-17 V rated
(With this tire size I would be off 1.1% slower on my speedometer.)
I would have to buy two tires and pay the prorated for the other two. LMK opinions on the tires.
Jun 22, 2001 (6:17 pm)
one of each color--I'm impressed---very good quality shirt and excellent looking "Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club" logo---already getting compliments on the one I wore today----very good value at only $17 each---more than made my membership fee worthwhile---now about those baseball caps?--
Jun 22, 2001 (6:35 pm)
My M is having some MAJOR problems... On the way home from work tonight the Check Engine light went on, and then I realized I was stuck in second gear... No matter what I did it stayed there ... Autostick wouldnt do anything, automatic would start off in second and stay there... This seems like its going to be expensive... glad I bought that extended warranty... Seems like some of you guys were right when you said the M had a lousy transmission!
99 42,000 miles Non-PHP
Jun 22, 2001 (6:37 pm)
Greetings 300M fans. tnsc_300m here. aka Mike Edmonds.
I live in Knoxville, TN very near interstate 40 exit 380.
I know Av & Phases are coming into town this weekend.
We're gonna hook up and check out each others cars
and hang out a little while, but not sure exactly when yet.
KPM61, Herrmdogg, or other 300Mer's near
Knoxville and intrested in getting together for an impromptu meet this weekend.
Let me know and we'll see what can be worked out.
This sounds like a good opportunity to have a good
time and check out our 300M's.
FYI, Knoxville is a medium size town, metro pop. of about 230,000 and is where I-75 and I-40 intersect and is about 40 miles from
the Southern end of I-81. Also about 30 mi. to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mtns. Natl. Park. Plenty to do and lots of great places to eat.
BTW, the Honda Hoot is in town this weekend. This is THE NATL. MEET for Honda motorcycle owners.
The place is teeming with hundreds ( thousands ??) of awesome 2 Wheelers from all over the country.
So if ya like bikes ,as well as 300M's, there'll be lots to check out.
Post here or Email mike_edmondshotmail.com if
Jun 22, 2001 (6:39 pm)
I had the same problem 7 months after buying my car. I was driving doing about 35, I tried to get on the freeway and the damn thing wouldn't accelerate. I took it to the dealership and they said a sensor had went bad. Took them about 2 hrs to fix.
#5157 of 26385 tucsongil/chrysler/mike ed
Jun 22, 2001 (6:42 pm)
dont get more goodyears!!!
you know, i can't say i understand whats going on with everyones dealers being like that. its horrible!! my dealer has givin me absolutley no problems, and done everything i've asked of em no questions asked.. i had em put in a new battery for me cuz mine was a demo, after i got it (or before, im not sure, which i told them) a chip in the paint on a door molding appeared, they ordered and installed a new one for me...same situation with the inside trunk release.. plus a couple other little issues...
is it just my dealer thats actually 5* ??
email me man i dont know when to leave tomorrow! im gonna have to call you i think....
#5158 of 26385 Traley :)
Jun 22, 2001 (7:06 pm)
Thanks Man... I was getting worried... sounds like that could be it... The car was shifting fine this morning then all of a sudden, Whamo ! stuck in second... Im going to try a new 5* for this fix, the one I bought the car from is a 0.29737746 *
#5159 of 26385 tucsongil
Jun 22, 2001 (7:08 pm)
I got the Bridgestone Potenza RE730s on my M... they kick butt... a little more road noise though... I had the badyears, and they pulled to the left... put on some Bridgestones and it went away... Plus they look cool...
#5160 of 26385 Fuzzy - Rotors
Jun 22, 2001 (7:13 pm)
How much did those rotors go for ? Did they help braking over stock at all ? How about the longer life claim ? Im about to need a brake job and figure why not get something that will outperform the OEM stuff...