Just got this one. Previosly owned:
Subaru Justy ("lovely" ECVT)'91, Buick
Skylark'86, Mitsubishi Eclipse'00
This one is for 9-to-5 commute and for
$2100 with working AC its just
perfect. Hard feelings over railtracks
but hey - its driving!
Constant noise because of windows
without frames!! A weird knocking noise
coming from the back of the car that no-
one ever could figure out. Squeaky
brakes. Head gasket went out at 95K,
Engine oil leaking at 100K, struts went
out at 100K. I run 15K on it, and have
spent more than $2000 for fixing it.
Good looking, Good mileage, fun to
Chrysler makes me believe all American
cars are junk, I'll never buy a
American car. Look at Honda, Toyota,
Chrysler should learn a lot from
Japanese auto makers.
I think I replaced every part of the
car except the engine. I change my
oilwhen I'm supposed to, I've had
complete break jobs 3 times... $800
bucks a pop each time... I only have
90,000 miles... I'll never buy a dodge
My wifed owned for 8 years (purchased
new) and NEVER had any problems with
this car. Althought this isn't the
safetest car on the road today, it did
hold up well on 5/12/03 when she was
broadsided by a new Ford Windstar
Van...thank God nobody was hurt !!!
Now she wants another one...that says
something for this little car.
Perfect car for a small person
Side impact air bags would be a GREATLY
needed improvement to this vehicle
I won't lie to you. I enjoy driving
this car. It's fairly fast for the
price and manual trans is the best way
to go here. The style is good, too.
Unfortunately, the standard features on
this car are awful. It has no power
steering or a/c. There's no armrest or
center console, making it difficult to
be comfortable in the car. Other than
the blown head gasket (I hate
Chrysler), it's been very reliable. It
has never broken down or had another
serious problem in the eight years that
it's been running. Go power!!
2.0 liter engine with 132 horsepower,
manual trans. It's easy to find parts
to customize the car's look. I commend
Chrysler/Dodge on the power.
Despite the power, Chrysler needs to
get their act together with the head
gasket problem. Coin holder doesn't
work. Upgrade standard features!!!