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How many miles will these cars go?

Hi all,

Come June I will likely be buying either a used 300c srt8 or a used charger srt8.

It has been many many years since I've bought a used car, so I'm not used to having vehicles with much more than 30,000 miles on them.

Was doing a bit of looking last night, and most of the 06/07 300s for sale right now have around 40,000 miles on them.

I know that really isn't very many, but like I say, still more than I'm used to. Anyone have a sense of how long these will go (engine and tranny) before experiencing any issues/needs for rebuilds.

Also if anyone has any insight on any major maintenance that needs to be done at around this mileage, it would be appreciated.

Are there any known issues with the car that one should look out for?

Thanks a lot.
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im not sure how long they would last but with any car, as long as its taken care of and maintained properly it should last you for a long time. the most miles i have seen on a 300c were around the 140k so for sure they will last you past the 100k mile mark.


as for known issues and problems...the main one with these cars are usually the tie rods around 60k miles and usually warped rotors so be aware of that but other than that they are great cars with very few problems but again it all depends on the condition its in and how well you take care of it too.

good luck on your search!

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You'll find cars with lower miles if you are patient... lots of collectors out there with cherry 05s and 06s.

My 2005 has only 12K on it....

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My '06 has only 7k on it...... had it since new! Keeping it low for the 2026 Barret-Jackson!

...... I admit, it's a pampered garage car.

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I have a hemi in my pickup that is over 100,000. It has been a workhorse. Used on construction and towing my boats and racetrailer up and down the coast(trailer-not the boats).
I have yet to have a problem and she still runs very strong. I can easily see 200,000

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It's so sad to see SRT8's sitting in garages. They are made to be driven, and are unlikely to be collectibles for many years yet, if ever.

Expect the car to last a LONG time. If kept stock or reasonably close their lifespan will rival any car made.

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i know of a few members on lx forums pushing 130k miles and no issues with them
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Well engine wise and tranny... dont we have a lifetime warranty?
Or was the 7/70 for the tranny? lol

Anyways might want to check out this thread just to see where everyone's miles are at
Forum Members: How Many Miles/Kilometers You Got?

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It's so sad to see SRT8's sitting in garages. They are made to be driven, and are unlikely to be collectibles for many years yet, if ever.......
I got what some say is a small car lot of vehicles (trail only TJ, F150 Screw, Shelby Cobra (replica), and a VW TDI - pawned off my 87 GT mint condition conv to the kid - just to make room!) Each one gets a little of my attention depending on what day it is, and where I am going. Hardest part is keeping up with preventive maint - I do it all myself. Don't trust anybody - just to many poor experiences when dealing with others....... IMHO, nobody will care more about your stuff than you do.

My Steel 8 is always a treat to drive, and only I drive it! Would not let one of the other clan mates have the keys for nothing......... so its mileage stays low. If I ever got rid of my lot, the Steel 8 would be one of the last to go .
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I am almsot at 50k miles and it seems to keep gettting better!

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