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.
Very clean Infinity speakers, Leather interior, Power seat, Forward and side visibility, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, Trunk armatures, Metallic paint, Fog lights, Michelin tires, Keyless entry, all of these standard and everything still works after 13 years.
They don't make them anymore but, the timing belt maintenance is a pain, I've replaced it once and never had an issue with it, but it's a $600 problem that must be addressed within every 100k miles.
The cab-forward design makes it feel like you're looking upward out the back windshield when using the rearview mirror.
Tight engine compartment makes Do It Yourself jobs tougher, but haven't had any problems to experience that with.
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.
Leather seats, ABS, Good Boor space, power seats, super engine
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
Comfy leather seats, big trunk, sleek appearence.
Relayout engine, back row of spark plugs is under manifold, costs a fortune to change. Ignition key cylinder has a plastic part that broke off and i had to replace the ENTIRE wheel column..thank goodness i found one cheap at a Pick n Pull.
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