The Chrysler 300M debuted as Motor Trend's Car of the Year in 1999. It has a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 253 horsepower. We bought our first one while we were living in Arizona—it was a '99. Later on in Virginia we added a 2004 model, but after several months we conceded that we had purchased a lemon and parted ways. We purchased our '99 with a 163,000 miles and it gave up its ghost with around 195,000.