Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Linked In Flickr Watch us on YouTube Google+
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Member Dany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    37
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Chrysler 300 as first car?

    Hey everybody, I'm going to get my first car in about 7 months, by then, I'll have around 13000$. My question is, does an used (90k km) V6 3.5L chrysler 300 cost a lot on gas? And is it reliable?

  2. #2
    Junior Member fps_dean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    3
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    From what I gather, the Chrysler 3.5L v6 isn't a terrible engine in terms of reliability, but it was way behind in power versus the competition. What you should expect for problems on that car are front end problems. You will need new wheel bearings, struts, ball joints etc around 100k most likely. The parts are cheap, and being RWD it takes half the time to install the parts too.

    As for gas mileage, check fuelly.com. I see reports of 17-19 mpg and 23-24 mpg for v6 300s. They don't tell you which v6, and I will take a stab that most people reporting 23-24 probably do a bit of highway driving and have the 3.5l, based on how underpowered the 2.7L engine is.

    The 2.7 liter engine is the same engine that Chrysler has been sued countless times for because they die an early death from sludge problems due to poor design. It's also incredibly underpowered. So the 3.5L or the 5.7L v8 (which gets 17/25 EPA and people claim that to be accurate from what I gather) would be the engine you want.

    I test drove one with a 2.7 liter. I did not know about the engine woes at the time, but it was so underpowered I decided not to get it. But it was a very, very comfortable car.


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-22-2011, 03:17 AM
  2. what newer Chrysler/dodge has the same motor as the 1982 Chrysler Lebanon?
    By Its hard to say but... in forum American Muscle
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2010, 04:06 AM
  3. what newer Chrysler/dodge has the same motor as the 1982 Chrysler Lebanon?
    By Its hard to say but... in forum American Muscle
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2010, 04:05 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-29-2009, 12:21 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-21-2007, 10:21 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.5
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions Inc. All rights reserved.