1999 Chrysler 300M – Review – Car and Driver

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Chrysler 300M

This powerful, spacious, and long-distance cruiser bears out its two wins by surviving 40,000 without a stumble.

In the August issue of Sports Cars (which you history experts became Car and Driver in April we wrote of the Chrysler 300E: it is huge, yet an aggressive driver it has the agility of a 1500cc sports Truly, a Porsche Carrera an overactive thyroid.

Funny how road test of the 1959 reflects our feelings about our 1999 300M. Since it was in ’98, we’ve named the to our 10Best list two times for reasons. First off, efficiency is excellent.

Even though the 300M, at inches, is two inches shorter a 2000 Mercury Sable, it has 50 feet of room in the back three more than in the

We also like the 300M’s 3.5-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine. power and plenty of power in for passing were typical in the 300M’s logbook. On smooth the 300M is stable and solid.

All combined with its price of more than $30,000, the 300M one of our favorite sedans. We eager to see how these impressions hold up after 40,000

Our Deep Slate Pearl (black) 300M arrived 91 miles on its odometer. On top of its base of $29,295, we added a sunroof a performance package that firmer struts, taller jounce bumpers, slightly steering, brakes with lining, 16-inch wheels, and Michelin tires ($400). An 360-watt cassette/CD player and a spare tire each set us $215, and $20 for ashtrays and lighters and $30 for heaters rounded out the tag to $30,970.

After a month-long break-in we took the 300M to the track, it accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and ran the drill in 15.9 seconds at 89 An Acura 3.2TL, which month upset the 300M in a test, accelerates from 0 to 60 in 7.4 and runs the quarter-mile in 15.9 at 90 mph.

The 300M requires a stop for every 7500 miles. The Brock Yates pitted at 6798 miles at South Bay Plymouth/Jeep in Torrance, California, he was about to trek cross-country home to New York. He paid $53 for new oil and a tire rotation. On his way home, wrote: Two thousand miles a long cross-country trip, and the is a joy.

It’s stable, powerful, and abundantly comfortable. The car was and perhaps the best long-distance in memory.

Chrysler 300M

Yates would spend the 7500 miles with the during which time the few he did find were high-beam that didn’t illuminate the as brightly as he would like and a lever that didn’t agree with what the transmission was in. When the transmission is in the gear lever actually between the letters R and N on the console dash display is accurate).

At miles, Yates paid $40 for new oil, a new engine oil filter, and a rotation from McClurg in Perry, New York. The lower for the same 7500-mile service, a new filter, proves that dealerships can and do charge less those in big cities.

In March, Brock Yates Jr. the 300M on a 5000-mile prerun for the One Lap of America. On the way, he reported the lights coming on by themselves curious event that four more times the end of the 300M’s stay. It took two worth of driving and me pushing on the to get it to finally shut off, Patrick Bedard.

All occurrences in the desert Southwest, so maybe it was an Roswell/Area 51 thing.

Upon its to Ann Arbor, John Phillips a ride harshness that a little tiring on Ohio and interstates. Comments about the ride seemed to depend on it was driven. On the sectioned, pot-hole-ridden interstates common in the Midwest, it some criticism. Great but the ride is a bit stiff-legged over concrete, noted Frank

But when the 300M was driven out on smooth asphalt roads, the comments were almost positive.

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