I'd say those are the possible liabilities with a 300C as well... the engine is solid (as long as it was well maintained) and for the most part the tranny is solid also... after all it has Mercedes Benz bones.
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Some of the early 05 cars are disproportionately more likely to have electrical gremlins compared to later model years. Most things these cars are known for (i.e. tranny leak, tie rods) should have been replaced by now unless the owners were completely retarded. Personally, I'd try looking for an 06 if I were in your shoes, just seems like it could work out to be in your best interest.
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[quote=300Gorbie;925385]I have been currently driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5 for 3 years and my lease is up.
I am now in the market not to spend much, and would like to purchase a used 5.7 300c ether year 2005 or 2006.
-Is there a better year?
-Anything to look out for?
-Long term reliability issues with hemi or tranny?
Problems similar with Hemi..no long term issues. I beat the $#!+ out of my car and it is doing great after 72,000 miles. As long as the maintenance is done effectively all is well.
If you decide on the 2006, try to get a build-date of May or later. It was then that the 2007 wiring was put in place.
Just a helpful hint.
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2012 !!! 300 SRT8 Bright Silver (PS2)
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Mods have begun
Diablo T-1000 / 93 Octane Tune
Modern Muscle 87mm TB
New Dyno run pending...stay "tuned"
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