I bought this car new in May '03. For a while it was a nice, fun to drive car. Around Oct. 2005 I started to have engine trouble. I took it to Chrysler and they told me I needed a new engine. Confirmed by my own independent mechanic. I spent $3,000 on a used engine, installed. This year '06 I had to spend another $1,200 on a new transmission. All said I will have over $20,000 in this car when it's paid off. I have too much in it now not to drive it as long as I can. I will never EVER buy another 4 cylinder and might not buy another Chrysler.
Only outstanding feature is the stereo. Don't turn it up too loud though, you might miss the sounds of the engine coming apart!! Local dealer has been friendly and honest!!