Chrysler 300Ms

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  1. iZero

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    What do you know about them? Any problem areas? What are the changes throughout the model years?
     
  2. Kevin

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  3. iZero

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    How hard are the Performance Handling Package equipped ones to find?
     
  4. iZero

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    Current/past 300M, not the upcoming 300C.
     
  5. amill94

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    If you get one the 300M Special is really nice. Dual exhuast, hid's, 18's, mild body kit, and better handling. My dad looked at them when he was buying a car.
     
  6. mayorbill11

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    STS > 300M

    chrysler transmissions suck cock.
     
  7. yeah!

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    Since you're talking about the older one, I think a 2001+ Aurora is a better buy.
     
  8. iZero

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    The Seville cost around $20,000+ more new, and used it costs almost $10,000 more. I sure hope it's a better vehicle.
     
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  10. iZero

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    I was looking more at a 2000 model year 300M, when the Aurora wasn't around, but I am keeping my eye out for a Aurora V8.
     
  11. iZero

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    A slightly used 250 horsepower full-sized FWD sedan with lots of luxury crap for less than the cost of a new Hyundai. I could deal with it.
     
  12. jk

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    the new 300c is pretty hot. Looks like a bentley.
     
  13. iZero

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  14. spooled2.2

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    Best mass produced car from chrysler in about 30 years. I've driven many of them. The 3.5 is pretty stout and the cars look great. Decent examples with low miles can be had for under 15K easily. 1999 was first model year so go for an 00 and up. If you have the $$ get the 300M special.
     
  15. iZero

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    How about the same year LHS? I prefer the looks of it, but that huge rear overhang and lack of auto-stick (sort of) concerns me.
     
  16. Ghost Load

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    they are pretty much the same car but the 300M is the top of the line. Besides the styling and lack of auto-stick they are the same car. I am not 100% sure if the LHS came standard with the 3.5 or not. Another car to consider that will be less $$ is an Intrepid R/T It has the 3.5L H.O. as the 300M special, autostick, leather etc...
     
  18. iZero

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    My drive to work is more likely to include snow rather than JDM drifting action.
     
  19. iZero

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    KBB says a similar LHS costs around $1,800 less than a 300M. When the car (which is now known as the Concord) was the LHS, it only came equipped with the same 3.5 V6 as the 300M with all the same luxury gadgets. I've driven one of those, and I would assume the 300M is likewise in overall feel and dynamics. The LHS has a larger back seat (legroom especially) and trunk. I would hope the 300M was a bit tauter if possible however.
     
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    It is, I've driven both, the 300M is very tight and rides a bit stiffer than the LHS thanks to the suspension tuning and low profile rubber. The LHS is just a cruiser that is a great car as well but nowhere near as fun as the 300M.
     
  21. iZero

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    How does the Intrepid R/T compare to the 300M?
     
  22. spooled2.2

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    the intrepid is about the size of an LHS/concorde so it has a bigger trunk and more rear legroom. It has the same 255 h.p. 3.5 and autostick. I'm not sure if leather was standard however the dash.gauges in the 300M are much nicer.
     
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  24. iZero

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    The only cheap AWD cars are old Subarus which are slow as dirt and tiny.
     
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