Cirrus Had It's Good and Bad Points
By SheRuss on
2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 4dr Sedan
The ball joints all had to be replaced, both tie rod ends, both front struts, rotors and pads, rack and pinion, drivers window regulator. But especially, hood rusted through at leading edge (saw this on many others). This all before 65,000. Was good car but had a high maintennce 'front end' (and ignition - wires and plugs). Was garaged and driven normally. Had the 98 Breeze before - same problems but it leaked oil by 30,000 miles to the tune of 1 quart a week. Am glad they stopped making it so I won't buy another. My brother had similar problems with his, plus the notorious 'front wheel bearing' problems.
Fuel economy. Pick up (when it had it).
Redesign the hood so the water doesn't get trapped under leading edge. Make front end components more durable (much more).