Car: 2006 Chrysler 300C AWD
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Northern Idaho
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Too many miles - 300C
I'm very seriously considering a 2006 300C AWD as a commuter car that already has 77,000 miles on it.
I drive about 35,000 miles a year, so in just 5 years it will have over 250,000 miles.
The Topic about "How Many Miles" there are a couple of cars in the 200k mile area, but only a couple.
I take care of my vehicles. Though both had it's share of required repairs, the last two went over 260,000 miles (Mercury Marquis and Crown Vic), but I'm tired of walking the last 1/2 mile home in the winter because the car won't get there.
Given a fanatical owner about maintenance, repairs, appearance and general care, is 250,000 to 300,000 miles doable with a '06 300C?
If so, it looks like front suspension, is a problem area, excluding usual items like brakes, shocks, filters, oil and lube, etc. are there any others that will likely require regular replacement?
I expect to install a CAI, Catch Can, and probably a Predator, but that would likely be the end of the mods.
Even though it would be really nice, I'm not sure, but hoping that it will pan out. Losing 4+mpg down to 23MPG is going to cost almost $800 more per year. Insurance, oil, filters, etc. are about a wash as for the current AWD Milan Premier. If the cost of parts for regular repairs are going to be very much (I "almost" always do my own work), then I will have to stay with the Milan.
Thank you very much.