After 235,000 miles, I finally had to lay her to rest. Many mechanics will tell
you the 2.7 Chrysler engines have a timing chain problem but this one was made in Canada and I had no problems; the engine was quiet on the last day. (Wife had same engine but made in USA and all the problems.) Through the years, I replaced: strut assemblies, coolant hose, normal batteries and brakes, lights. It was solid; best car I've ever owned. Goodbye, I'll miss you.
Quiet engine, heavy duty fabric, well made dash. Tons of room inside. Tons of room in trunk. Quiet. Full size spare tire. Huge top of dash. Huge windshield. About 25 MPH on highway for this large car.
Cab forward sucks because the battery is below the air filter. You have to take it out by the front tire, as per the manual. Absolutely no room to work on the car, except for the spark plugs.
bought this car last winter for $2,000/135,000km.
Spent some on new front rotors & pads, new plugs, flush coolant.
after 6 months, replace brake lines (ouch) 1,000.
checked mpg today 24 mpg imperial, mixed hwy & city. 9.7L/100km.
not too bad, burns a little oil, nice ride, smooth.
Bought my first car 2000.
Sad day today 7-30-11 just drove it to the junk yard to be crushed ending miles 186,510.
I cannot complain about it to much.
No major problems with anything only issue was A/C went about 5 years ago and driver side window seemed like it was always coming out of track.
I would totally buy another one if they were still made.
She was a good car and was a blast to drive in the New York winters!!!!
Got $400 better then trading it in.
Thank you for your loyal service.
my intrepid 2.7L V6 automatic 4-sp 202hp 244,000 kms continuously gets 20city 30hwy mpg - calculated many times since 2008 per: fillup, note odo, drive 3/4 tank, fillup at same exact pump, run formula.
and that's with 2 passengers, a full trunk @70 lbs, a headlamp-sized hole in the front end causing drag, a/c on, rear windows 2" open for convertible effect, 70-80F, going 68-70mph on canadian hwy.
city driving includes ample stops/lights/traffic.
style is semi-aggressive aka giving-gas when in doubt to merge, overtake, make yellows, off the line, as necessary.
i have to wonder if brutally cold winters somehow plays a role (its all the car has known)
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