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Chrysler Cirrus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Chrysler Cirrus

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  • Pros

    Great looking car has a ton of standard features for the price. We really appreciate the standard ABS, speed control, air conditioning, and remote keyless entry.

  • Cons

    No base model, so the entry-level Chrysler is a little more expensive. We wish that we could get traction control on this otherwise great car.

  • What's New for 1998

    LX model is dropped. A powered driver seat, a 2.5-liter V6 engine, a tilt wheel and power windows, locks, and mirrors are now standard equipment. The LXi also comes in five new colors and as with all other Chrysler products, depowered airbags are standard.

Full 1998 Chrysler Cirrus Review

What's New for 1998

LX model is dropped. A powered driver seat, a 2.5-liter V6 engine, a tilt wheel and power windows, locks, and mirrors are now standard equipment. The LXi also comes in five new colors and as with all other Chrysler products, depowered airbags are standard.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Cirrusly

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Vehicle: 1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4dr Sedan

Car handles well, and seems to hold the road greatly. I never feel like I"m going to go out of control. The gas mileage isn't great considering it's such a small V6. The airy cabin provides a lot of sunlight which can make the a/c work harder in the summer, but helps warm the car in the winter. Plenty of headroom for 6+ footers, and the large bottom seat cushion provides good thigh support not found on most imports. A lot of standard features make you feel like you're in the top of the line Chrysler model, and not the lesser equipped Dodge Stratus/Plymouth Breeze. The engine wants to rev to make it's best power, but doesn't require everything it's got to pass people.




Still running great after 12

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Vehicle: 1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4dr Sedan

This car runs as good today as it did 12 years ago. I've replaced all the normal things like the timing belt and breaks. My only dislike is the AC! It's never been very cold.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Decent car

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Vehicle: 1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4dr Sedan

I got this car in 2004 (had 63 k miles on it) Nice Spacious car, had a good mitsubishi v6 engine, good power and loaded with good features (for 1998). Ran fine till 84 k mile. I had a motor belt replaced at 85 k (65 $) A leak in some engine part ( 200 $ ) Antifreeze leak at 90 k (200$) Fuel Pump replaced @ 103 k ( 500 $ ) Gaskets replaced @ 105 ( 200 $) So good car till say 90 k miles and then it starts showing its age. But performance has never gone down. Still peppy and has lot of power. Is a stable and reasonably reliable car.




Solid car until 150k

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Vehicle: 1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4dr Sedan

Comfortable car. Feels heavy and bulky on turns, but overall nice drive. DO NOT use dealership for maintenance - not trustworthy. Needed quite a few small repairs (keep in mind i drove it heavily 25k per year): new battery, brakes wear somewhat quickly ignition cylinder replaced, then broke key lock in steering column and had to replace entire column, can move shifter with car off, etc. That said no MAJOR drivetrain repairs, so thats good...until the dreaded 150k...Began to stall and misfire. Had leaky valve cover gasket. Replaced spark plugs, ignition wire, cover gasket - $650. Runs better but still misfires and stalls occasionally so i gave it to charity. Overall happy until 150k




Don't bother

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Vehicle: 1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4dr Sedan

Transmission leaks, has sudden stop syndrome which has happened to me on the highway and city. Gets worse when it snows or rains. Not worth the trouble




Great car if you can

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Vehicle: 1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 4dr Sedan

This is a great looking car, very reliable, fun to drive, easy to maintain and a great car for the money. The downside, it rides like a truck, you feel every bump in the road and you will have to utilize the radio to drown out the wind and road noise. Will I keep the car long term, without question considering the cost of new cars.



Talk About The 1998 Cirrus

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obxdreamin
obxdreamin
07-02-2014
I have a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus LXI which I love. However, recently there seems to be ongoing engine problems. Wet, rainy days it would not start. It would turn over till battery died. Found mice had ch...


wjsandy
wjsandy
12-03-2009
1998 Cirrus V6. 48,000 miles. No problems until now. Pulled into garage one night and won't start next day. No Spark. No codes set with test from Actron tester. Check all fuses. All OK. ASD vol...


gogga
gogga
12-18-2003
1995-1998(JA) Breeze/Cirrus/Stratus...



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