Used 2001 Chrysler Concorde Consumer Reviews
I've heard nothing but horrible things about the 2.7, yet I've never experienced nearly the amount of hardships anyone else seems to have with this engine. My wife (fiance at the time) bought this car in July '04 with 31k miles on it. It's been nothing short of a workhorse for us. Of course at around 50k miles, the check engine light came on, and looking around online, I found tons of reports of the dreaded engine sludge fiasco, but it seems mine was a later 2001 model that avoided this issue. The light turned out to be for an emission issue that didn't affect how well the car ran. Now, in 2013, nearing 150k miles, I still drive it 60 miles a day with minimal upkeep.
My concord has 350,000 kilometers on her and she purrs like the first day she was purchased. regular fluid changes and minor undercarridge replacements, other than that, its very quick for a large car, best car I ever had, hope to make it to 500,000 ks at least.
The 3.2 liter models were superb to other offerings at the time. If you don't like the exterior design, add a spoiler, and voila! This car is reliable, has never failed me. I have kept with regular maintenance since I received it at 114,000 miles, and the previous owner kept it and recorded it as well. The only major problems I've encountered is the ABS pump failing (not a huge deal) and my frame was warped when I drove over an unmarked curb, causing a clunk I can't eliminate despite all new front suspension. I can't blame Chrysler for a business not marking their curbs. Overall, a great car. I've met owners with 250K on their daily drivers, I'm sure this one will make it!
I must admit that I initially thought this car was for a senior citizen when I first looked at, when my father wouldn't take it, I kept it and boy am I glad I did. Fuel efficiency is great, it takes 87 gas unlike my Cadillac and the acceleration with the 6 cyl engine rivals that of a sports car. The ride is soft and roomy. I really have no complaints. Nothing has broken down ever, and I've put about 80,000 miles on this car in 2 years and it already had a 100,000 on it when I bought it.
Mine had very low mileage for the year and as a result somethings are in exceptional shape other things time is not great for so I’m looking at air conditioning replacement and a few other things that don’t age well with time. The car is exceptionally roomie very comfortable and stylish good looks and I understand it’s one of the first cars totally created by a computer as far as optimization of space aerodynamics etc. 3.2 L engine is spirited enough to move the car briskly you might think it’s a luxury sports car of sorts. I find service parts to be reasonably price and the only complaint I could have his gas mileage around town is 15ish. You get the best gas mileage obviously on the highway but mostly because the car is low presents very little wind drag so it doesn’t require the horsepower you would think for car of the size at highway speed. I.e. it’s aerodynamically slippery . Interior is very well appointed and a classy style not soon to fade. Although it has no gps or MP3/booth to othe smart link, find an old cassette adapter and plug in your smartphone and voila....state of the art nav and music plus phone calls lol perfect.