3.5L V6 300 Owners Only-Mileage/Issues
I have a 2008 300 Limited 3.5 which is a company car and I am thinking of buying it from my company in March 2011 when its lease is up. I have had the car since it was brand new and previous to this 300, I had a 2005 300 Touring with the 3.5 which I turned in at 50,000 miles but I inherited that car in 2006 with 6,000 miles all ready on the engine and it used about 1 quart of oil every 2,000-2,500 miles. The 2005 Touring had no other major engine issues but the Limited is a much better equipped car. The 2008 Limited also uses oil and I broke it in real gently for the first 1,000 miles but it still uses about a 1/2 quart between oil changes which are every 5,000 miles but the oil consumption issues is getting BETTER with more miles. I had to replace the "running valve" on the front of the engine at 50,000 miles-no other issues.
The questions are how many miles does your 3.5 Liter have on it and what types of problems have you had-oil consumption, alternator replacement, power steering pump replacement, timing belt issues/replacement, fuel/intake issues, computer issues?
If I buy the car at 70,000 miles, I want to keep it to at least 150,000 miles and I am interested if these engines will go that mileage reliably.
I bought a previous company car, a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE with the 3.1 engine which I still own (105,000 miles). I bought that car with 49,000 miles in 2004 for $5,200 (deal of a lifetime) and it has been super reliable with excellent gas mileage. It use zero oil between oil changes (Mobil 1 5W-30 once I owned it!) and gets 30 MPG on the highway, although not very powerful.
Last edited by jbamonte; 12-05-2010 at 09:40 AM.