My wife and I own a 1999 300M. We love it but find it a horrible car to drive in the winter. All it takes is a dusting of snow to remind us of it's poor handling. I thought with front wheel drive there wouldn't be any major concerns ( I realize it's not a 4x4).
Do you think snow tires would make a difference on this car and have you heard any other complaints as to its winter handling.
DE, Woburn, MA
I bought my 2001 300M on 5/31/01 and now have 6500 miles on it. I have had something like 40 cars during my lifetime, including several luxury and sport models and this one is the best. Performance is outstanding. I enjoy the size, comfort and luxury of the 300M and have had no mechanical problems. I was somewhat disappointed with the interior noise level. It's not high, but I feel it should be a bit quieter for this type car. My guess is that the 17" wheels and low profile tires are to blame. I would gladly buy another when the time comes and have no reservations in recommending the "Mighty 300M" to my friends.
I recently traded a 1999 LHS for a new 2002 Chrysler 300M. Both cars had the Infinity Sound system except my LHS had bass that I could hear. The beautiful bass sounds that I loved are noticeably missing in my 300M. My dealer says that Infinity cut back on bass because it was blowing out speakers. This seems plausible; but, did the bass have to be virtually eliminated? Why not heavier speakers given the money I paid for the option? They went too far. Is there a remedy or an adjustment that can restore the bass?
I have a 2001 Chrysler 300M with a little over 3,000 miles onit. I absolutely love this car! (My 6 previous cars have been Mercury GrandMarquis models--79, 82, 84, 88, 92, and 96. Not unhappy with them; but, wanted achange.) The 300M has loads of power, surprising to me since I had been used tothe V-8 and was sure the Chrysler 3.5 liter V-6 would be under powered. Wrong!The car rides, drives, and handles well. The interior is simply lavish; I've gotleather seats, and I adore the wood in the car. The Infinity sound system is ablast! I bought the car sort of on impulse--my legal assistant's daughter was anew employee at the dealership and begged me to come and look at the 300M. But,I am glad I did. NO major complaints. The only thing I would change if I couldwould be to move the cup holders out of the center console to the dash, wherethey belong; they are in the way on the console.
THERE ARE NO SHUT OFF CONTROLS AT EACH AIR VENT WHICH IS REALLY DISSAPOINTING....ALSO, IT IS DIFFICULT TO CLOSE THE TRUNK AS THERE IS NO OINSIDE STRAP OR OUTSIDE HANDLE, AND THE CENTER FRONT THREE AIR VENTS JUST DON'T HIT YOU WITH THE AIR; AS A SUGGESTION IT SHOULD BE TWO LONGER ONES. THE STEERING WHEEL DOESN'T HAVE A TELESCOPIC ADJUSTMENT...ITS A LITTLE ACKWARD. AND FINALLY, THE ROAD NOISE IS VERY EXCESSIVE....OTHERWISE...I LOVE TO DRIVE THE CAR.
Mon, 2 Jul 2001
I own a 2001 300M and have driven it 10K miles with nothing to complain about. Chrysler has introduced a navigation system for the 300M, but I am presently having trouble getting any literature from Chrysler on this system. I share your comments on the 300M and if one likes to drive a performance sport sedan...this car rivals the BMW. I hope Chrysler introduces the 300 HP 3.5 this coming year as planned.
Thu, 10 May 2001
I have only put 16,000 on my car as I am out of town a lot but it is as you say a very comfortable car and has enough sporty-attitude for an aggressive driver like me. (My previous car was a '94 Firebird TransAm GT.) I got the handling package with my '99 and like the feel and control it gives me. The premium sound system is fantastic - it moves my pant leg when I turn up the volume on a song that has a lot of bass!
The only complaint I have with my car is the interior fan is noisy at any setting over low. I have had the car back to fix a buzzing noise in the dash when it was new, but have had no issues since.
I would like to get those new clear taillight lens on my car - do you know if they will fit?
Best Regards, EB
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