This vehicle has been in the shop once in 11 years for a minor repair other than normal service. I have consistently gotton 28 to 30 mpg and it handles as well as most sports cars. I have driven everything with 4 to 18 wheels and cannot understand paying 30 to 45 thousand for bells and whistles when this car can still be purchased in the low 20's.
The car was purchased at 95,000 miles. I knew the person & needed something inexpensive. I you are the kind of person who will do oil changes every 3k-4k, transmission serviced every 30k, do the major overhaul/tune-up at 100,000 and again at 160,000 and not abuse the car over bumps/road, this car will last and last. At 171,000 miles now, its no luxury vehicle compared to what's on the road today but it is cheap to operate and and gets pretty good gas milage for a car built in 1997. If you are thinking of purchasing one with lower miles (if you can find one), I'd only purchase if you can be shown repair records. I figure this car will last till 200,000 miles.
Great handling if equiped with quality tires.
Very hard to work on the motor i.e. difficult to access removal/installation of parts.
Just bought this car and had to replace the ball joints, and needs brakes. I like the body style and interior. I am concerned with some of the reviews, I have never had a problem with any Chrysler's I have ever owned, hopefully this one won't disappoint me!
I like my car it gets me around, plenty
of space moving back and forth from
School, and its quick when it has to
be. Performance wise its sound it holds
up well in the city and on the
highway. Maintance is a different
story. My biggest complint behind the
safety reports are the breaks, which
need to be relpaced every year(front
and rear). So it tends to be an
expencive car, on top of the regular
maintenance. Other then that its fine
for a first car, but i can't recomend
Looks great with a coat of wax.
The CD player.
Better safety standards, breaks, and
its loud on the highway (don't bother
whith the front cup holders use the
ones in the back.)
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