After test driving the car with the 2.7, I decided not to get it. The 2.7 scares me with all the horror stories I have been hearing but the car seemed to be good for the $. The dealership was going to sell it for 3750 + tax. It has 22's on the car and needed new tires. there was a scratch or dent in very panel but nothing major. AC worked fine with no noise from the engine. The code reader was reading a p0430 o2 sensor with no dash/ check engine lights. Looks like I will look for a Hemi / 5.7 model. Your opinion counts and was appreciated.
The Fender needed to be replaced but this was the worst damage. The left rear door wheel well was slightly pushed in . keep in mind this is under 4K
Those tires look like slicks and 22" tires ain't always cheap. The fender will cost some coin with paint. And those look to be universal wheels if I'm seeing the lugs correctly. Personally I've never felt those are a good idea. Already knowing the issues that these cars sometimes have with front suspensions, I wouldn't want to purchase a car that has that many miles on those type of wheels.
Good choice to walk. I'm voting 5.7 all the way! Happy hunting.
My friend had a 2.7 Magnum in Canada, I ran my hemi side by side on a 300 mile round trip... I matched him in mileage one way and he edged me out on the way home... but all in all if you drive a hemi sensibly it will compare easily to the 2.7 in mileage on the highway, this is a big car to pull along with a 2.7 and into the head wind we had it made it work hard. Now around town obviously it will be better... but to me... not enough. Now as for reliability, it was ALWAYS having issues, not a reliable motor from day one... it died at what would be 154,000 miles... it was sludged up and gave up... I believe it was a timing issue involved as well. Honestly, I would careful of the 2.7... I would side with others and say 3.5 at least... they were a good motor.
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I have been driving a 2006 300C 3.5 for a few months now and I made the upgrade from a 2.7L Sebring.
Mileage is considerably worse than on the Sebring, which was expected due to the weight difference. But after these months, I wish that I would have gotten the V8, because the fuel economy would have been better on the long run.
As I start to look for a 5.7 300C, is there any years that I need to stay away from or had issues. How reliable is the Multi-Displacement System? , I dont know if this is a new topic or different forum.
MDS is VERY reliable and so is the 5.7 drivetrain. The only things that screws up MDS are infrequent oil changes and the wrong oil.
There is one rare issue that does grenade the 5.7 and it seems to happen to earlier 05-06 5.7's more often than other years. The issue is a dropped valve seat after the engine overheats for whatever reason. Overheating can be anything from a blown cooling hose to a heat soak after a race or hard drive.
I'll say this again, it's very a rare occurance but does happen.
Pedator, CAI, MDS indicator, ESP/BAS defeat switch, Tranzformer, blacked out wire mesh grille, smoked and flashing side markers, 9005 2400k 65W fogs, Euro rear fogs, debadged and demolded, 255/45/20 Nitto 420's, Boss 338 wheels, painted calipers. Glovebox & cup holder LED Mod. Blastin Bob 6db reso delete pipes. Euro LED side signal repeaters, 55/35 window tint, BT catch can. Color matched tail lights. Custom front lip. LED interior lighting.
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Agree with what everyone said the 5.7 is a rock solid motor and plenty of power to push these big cars. I owned mine since 46k now has a tad over 113k and the only problem ive had which was recently (still need to get it fixed) is the P0520 code which is the oil pressure sending unit 50 dollar part or so ( if anyone has heard of being able to change this from under the car without removing the altenator supposidly its above the oil filter let me know) but yeah 50 bucks for 3 years (how long ive owned it) of great reliable service you absolutely cannot go wrong with the 5.7
2006 Chrysler 300c Cool Vanilla
Tint all the way around
Tinted Headlight and Fogs
Black 22" Giovanna Rims 265/35/22
Dual Flowmaster 40's
I would have to think that a 5.7L 300C with cylinder deactivation gets better mpg than the heavier Avalanche. My wife drives the 300 and is usually doesn't go too far. We have an '08 with only 48K miles on it. I estimate the MDS (4 cyl.) icon is on 95% of the time. Alll 8 cylinders come online when at idle (for smoothness) and under acceleration. Around town we see 16 mpg. Long trips on the highway go into the low 20's. A plus with the 5.7L is most options comes with them. Especially the AWD models. The 2.7s were mostly for fleet sales.
I have not seen an MDS icon on my car. Does the 06 have it? If it does can I make it come back on or is that a dealer fix?
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