Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sinking Spring, PA
Thinking of joining your ranks...
I'm strongly considering buying a 2001 300M. It's high mileage(98k) but the price is right. And I really like the look of the car and this particular car is in great shape. But here is the thing: I have never owed an Dodge/Chrysler product, nor have I ever owned a car this big. I've only owned smaller mid size cars(3 SAABs and a VW) But I have 3 kids and need/like the room. I have done some research but I have some questions for you all...
1): What are your real life MPG? I've read it gets 19-26ish
2): How does it handle in the snow?(I work for a utility in the northeast and snow days are not an option).
3): How often do you change oil? And do you use dino or syn?
3a): Does the engine burn/use oil regularly?
4): Is there anything I should look out for on this car. Any predictable problems that I should be aware of? (One reason I have always liked SAABs(I still own one that I am trying to preserve) is their predictability. Sure, they may not be as reliable as a Honda or Toyota, but I could always diagnose a problem...because if one SAAB had the issue most likely all of them would).
5): How often do you have to change tires and what brand/type works for you?
6): Generally speaking, is this car inexpensive to maintain?
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by saabguy; 10-10-2012 at 01:06 AM.