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LXi 2.5L V6 4-speed Automatic - (25 reviews )
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Nice, but could have been better
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By Mark Sarsfield
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus Sedan LXi 4dr Sedan


Review

This is a nice car. Built like a tank. Almost as heavy as one, too. Engine is under-powered, though, and is shoe-horned into the car. This makes it hard to work on engine components, which I have done several times. Tranny also hesitates to shift when you floor it. You practically red-line before it goes into the next gear. Avg. fuel economy for a V6. For the amount of driving that I do, I have to fill the 16-gallon tank up about once a week. Body and paint are in great shape, except for some minor dings on the doors from inconsiderate shoppers/neighbors/coworkers and a few tiny rust bubbles on the very tip of the hood from rocks flying up on the highway.


Favorite Features

Power driver seat. Very nice audio quality and the stereo can pick up more stations than most other factory radios.


Suggested Improvements

Needs a more powerful engine and more reliable transmission - after 100k miles all bets are off. Lighten the weight.


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Sweet Car
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By Tjh
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus Sedan LXi 4dr Sedan


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At first getting a four dour car was not exciting, especially coming from a sporty two-door car(Pontiac Sunfire) But once I got in and realized and the comfort and quality of the ride, my perception changed. The V-6 in great, many people may think it is a slow car, but the 0-60 time is the same as a 00' Mercury Couger. My friends love riding in it with the leather too.


Favorite Features

Leather, V-6, Classy car look.


Suggested Improvements

Chrome wheels instead of steel alloys.


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A Really Great Value
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By Swimjax
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus Sedan LXi 4dr Sedan


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I love this car! It's 5 years old now with over 97,000 miles on it and it still running fine. Only minor things have been happening recently...headlights going out, lamp in control area replaced, and just fixed a trans leak. Not bad for all those miles! Have had lots of complements on the car. Very roomy and fun to drive, and very reliable.


Favorite Features

Love the size! Wish Chrysler hadn't stopped making them. Filled with luxury options for a very reasonable price. Fold down seat is extremely handy.


Suggested Improvements

Start making them again! We need more choices in the smaller but not tiny cars category!


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Reliable car
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By Jim Erickson
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus Sedan LXi 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car new. It has been very reliable. I now have 129000 miles on it. Be careful about transmission fluid on this vehicle. You MUST use Chrysler transmission fluid, or you will damage the transmission. The manual warns of this, and they aren't kidding.


Favorite Features

The look of this car was way ahead of its time. Interior layout and comfort is great. A strong, solid car that can keep up with traffic.


Suggested Improvements

The only continual sour note after 6 plus years of ownership is the road noise. LOUD. We also own a 99 Camry, and the difference in this regard is amazing.


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Great for the $$$$
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By DanMan!!!
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1998 Chrysler Cirrus Sedan LXi 4dr Sedan


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The car has a solid engine and is nicely appointed overall. The vehicle handles well, accelerates decently, and is fairly comfortable. It has needed no work beyond the normal brakes, tune- up, etc. The car has been in the family since new, and now I have got it to replace my 98 Neon. A switch that was a definate step up.


Favorite Features

Luxury features at a nice price. V-6, ABS, Leather, Fold-Down Rear Seats, Bulletproof Reliability. Just a great car.


Suggested Improvements

Better styling, more "sport" less "elegance." In acceleration the transmission cannot keep up with the engine. Shifts are a little slow and add a little anxiety to passing on winding roads.


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