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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2008, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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I dont have many pictures of my 300M, but I will add them as they come. For now, here she is in all her splendor. And of course, Ive included a little background info. on her.

She was very cold:



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Name: Chrysler 300M non-PHG or Special
Mileage: 105,157 on DOP
Current Mileage: 106,973
Color: Black w/ beige stripe
Overall body: No dings, paint chip, etc.
Engine: Stock 3.5L HO SOHC 253HP
Interior: Black leather with light signs of usage
+ the infamous passenger side dash rip

Story:

My first car was a 2007 Kia Rio LX with 105HP. A very basic and fuel efficient car. But for a person my size ( 5' 11" 180lbs), and my need for power, it was not enough. On top of that the car proved very unreliable as it had MAJOR engine repair a month into its use. Spent 28 days in the shop, and I sued Kia and settled with them. I let that car go in August 2007.

The car that I used most of the time was a 2007 Hyundai Sonata V6, which showed to be promising. It had nice amount of power, but didnt appeal to me physically. Aside from a beautiful dual exhaust, it wasnt very thrilling. The dash setup was also very boring and outdated.

During the course of obtaining my license (March 2007) and now, I have driven and partially owned a few other cars. An STi being my favorite toy, which I now stay away from. Ive also experienced Evo's, Turboed Civics, an Integra setup with NOS. If you havent noticed, I like speed and handling.

I eventually ended up without a car, and went back to the drawing board. I decided to go used this time around. I spent well over a month going on cars.com/autotrader.com daily to search up things in my taste range. I was very close to purchasing a Dodge Intrepid or a Stratus........until I came across the 300M.

The car had exactly what I wanted. It packed a nice engine, lots of luxurious extras, and a sleek sexy (not to mention sporty) exterior. I do have to admit, a bit large for my taste, but I overlooked that. I looked at various 300M's, ranging from all colors and options. I had only about 5500$ to burn, so I definetly wanted a good bang for my buck.

I eventually found the 300M that was perfect for me. Although it doesnt have a sunroof (Which I definetly wanted), it was an overall good deal. Barely over 100K miles, and in very good condition all around. The asking price was roughly 5000$ but I worked it down to 4500$.

The previous owner of the car was the Syracuse FD (yes, fire department). So that made me feel a little better, Im hoping that they took good care of her. It shows that they have though. She runs very good, and aside from a couple of minor (and apparently common) problems, its been an excellent car.

Ive had the car for over 2 months now, and no major issues. I have no idea what the previous maintenance record for her is, so thats the only inconvenience right now. Ill apparently have to throw about 1500$ to obtain peace of mind, but with time Ill save that up and it will be worth it.

So in the end, I am very pleased with the car. And after about 2 weeks of ownership, it brought me to this great site. Definetly a car I hope to keep for a long time. :

Edit 1/13/08:

Since I originally posted this over at DI.net and 300mclub.org, only a few things have changed. I got rid of the 2 thin stripes along the middle of the car. It took about an hour to do, with the help of a blow drier. Ive also fixed a few burned out bulbs, with a few more to go. The lettering on the side of the car, has also been done with, as well as the CHRYSLER name on the back. Within the next few months before Carlise, I plan on getting the center caps on the rims replaced. I will also be installing a 300M special cluster, and replacing some broken/dinged plastics inside the car. I will also purchase a dash cover, to take the gash over the passenger side airbag out of my sight. There will also be engine mods coming soon [First will be JoeKDs intake], but those will come later in Spring.

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Very nice 300M. It seems like you got a GREAT deal on it.

I love your story too.

If I were you, I would change your oil...just so you know that it is fresh. Maybe even change all the fluids too. Like you said, "Peace of mind."
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Car looks good. Got any mod ideas?
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Car looks good. Got any mod ideas?
So many in mind, but I have some hurddles to overcome.
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Good lookin car just watch out for the mod bug!
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Looks pretty nice...........
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Tried to edit my original post, but was unable to. In any case, on the 21st I had 20% tint installed on all my windows, except the windshield. I also bought some temporary exhaust tips, to give the car a little more class. Those will be on until I get my money saved up for duals. She was fresh out of the wash in that picture, and then the snow storm hit. Ahhh well, enjoy!

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neuroticdave, you do know you are going to be stop for tinting the driver's section windows right?

[I expect daytime pictures tomorrow morning ;D]
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Here are some daytime pictures guys. They were taken in a rush, so Im sorry. Plus, no chance to wash the car. Its going to snow tomorrow anyway, so why bother.









And here is a video of my new exhaust setup, and a walkaround of the entire car...



The walkaround...


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It looks nice!

Is 20% all around right?
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Yeap, 20%. Heres some better pictures I took right before I made the video.









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Why the hemi emblems?
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Why the hemi emblems?
This is his answer in another thread ;D

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I bought the 2 large HEMI badges and the R/T badge off eBay as a set for 14$. At that price, I figured why the heck not. They came off a Charger R/T. Obviously, its not an R/T. And technically it IS a HEMI, but Chrysler would never admit it because HEMI stands for monster power. But in any case, it does bring stares. I even had 1 M owner on the highway keep up next to me and gave me the run around the car about twice. I think he was trying to figure out what the hell I was riding on!

It brings good laughs.

I can also tell you one of the M members at the club did my belt job last month. And his wife even began asking him how did I get my hands on a HEMI M, and why his was just a regular M. ...
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