i just purchased this car and i am for the most happy i did.I have only had it for afew days,but i am concerned about the weather stripping.Can anyone let me know how much it might cost to replace it on all four doors?
I purchased a 2000 chrysler Concorde over 2 years ago and she's my baby. 100% reliable and this year as most reviews have reflected some years are bad with leaks and so on however the 2000 was the year that they fixed the tranny and lower motor leaks and seemingly fixed the seizing motor issue.
If you get the right color, this car's style/looks will be hard to beat. This is a roomy car with sleak line. Back seat leg room may be largest in its class. The one odd problem that I've encountered was a faulty gas cap. $10.00 for a replacement cap - no big deal. Although I've not had this problem, I've heard that Concorde 2.7 motors can go bad due to sludge. I'm wondering if synthetic oil would be a good defense against sludge. Does anyone know?
Had two of these cars with the 3.2 never had a serious issue with either one of them. Interior is very curvy, handles like a sports car and loves to be redlined.Even after 400,000 miles was still a darling until someone ran a light and killed her. Awesome car and the only Chrysler i ever loved. And at 32 mpg highway no complaints.
I own a 2000 Chrysler Concorde, 2.7L engine, gold exterior, beautiful black leather interior, center console, bucket seats, 125,000 miles on the odometer. I purchased this car about three years ago when it had 75,000 miles on it. Pros: Excellent handling, excellent highway gas mileage for a large car (I average 27-28 MPG traveling monthly from Baltimore to Scranton, Pennsylvania, and 30-31 MPG on my return trip. The distance one way is 220 miles.). Plenty of interior room, especially in the back seat. Large trunk area. Beautiful, sleek exterior styling, and the interior leather seats, console, instrument panel, and dashboard are very attractive. Very reliable....I've never had a breakdown of any kind...save for a bad battery and the need to replace a transmission sensor on a previously owned 1999 Concorde. The 2.7L engine provides plenty of power on the highway but is somewhat under powered for city driving. With good tires (I currently have Michelin Primacy P225/60R16) the car is fairly quiet and very smooth on a blacktop highway, but is quite noisy on concrete highways and concrete bridge overpasses. I am hoping that a new set of Michelin Defender tires will lower the road noise on concrete roads. Overall the noise in the cabin is probably about average. Most noise coming from the road, with some wind noise and a slight amount of engine noise. Cons: Limited interior head room for a tall person (I'm 6'-2" tall and must slouch down to see properly). Limited visibility which make parallel parking very difficult. It is very difficult to judge where the front and back of the car are when parallel parking. The transmission will buck a bit if you slow down for a red light, but then accelerate if the light turns green before you come to a complete stop. Consequently I make sure to accelerate very slowly in this situation. (I did have to replace a transmission sensor in my previously owned 1999 Chrysler Concorde because of accelerating before coming to a complete stop). The 2.7L engines are known for having sludge build-up problems so be sure to replace the engine oil every 3000-5000 miles. I use Castrol GTX, an anti-sludge oil. The battery is hidden in the right front wheel well and is very difficult to access. The headlights and bulbs are very difficult to replace. Braking is well below average and feels mushy (I've been told that this is normal but I have my doubts). Overall a very reliable, beautiful, fuel efficient, roomy, and well-handling car if you properly care for the engine and transmission. More specifically, replace the engine oil frequently (due to the sludge build-up problem) and accelerate slowly. Do not accelerate quickly from a stop or before coming to a stop and the transmission should be fine. The overhead cam sensors on these engine will go bad before 100K but can be easily and inexpensively replaced within 20 minutes if you have any mechanical aptitude.