Very nice car to drive. However, I believe that I found a number of problems with the car over the past 2.5 years since purchasing used with low milage. Chrome strips on the sides fell off (minor problem) a couple of times, and took away from the overall look of the car. Frequent problems with ball joints, wheel bearings, sway bars, and tie rods. In the past 2 years, all of these front end parts have been replaced once, some twice, causing much annoyance and costing a great deal. The sad part is, the vast majority of my driving is on the highway. I am told that sway bars and ball joints are problems common to all Chryslers
My New Yorker has been a good performer both around town and for long trips on the interstates. My passenger needed rest and the adjustable seat was a godsend. The timer belt went out around the 60K level. Two side chrome strips have fallen off, but unless you knew they were there, its not noticeable.
This has been a great family car. Very comfortable for long trips, trunk holds a huge amount of cargo. My only complaint with this car probably doesn't relate to the car. It seems very difficult to diagnose when something goes wrong. A/C was repaired multiple times by 2 dealers and 1 private before it was fixed. Only major repair was timing belt, all else standard repairs.
It was used when I bought it. What a mistake... So far over the last 2 years I've spent 2k on repairs. The overall mechanical aspect of this car is so bad that unless you are a mechanic you should marry one prior to the purhcase. Currently 700.00 of rack-pinion work is forecast. This does not include tie- rods and ball joints. The transmission is next...2800.00...I keep thinking that with the next repair I'll be done. This car is rated POOR with most auto sources.
Purchased new, now 176,000 miles and I still love the car. Bought 100k extended warranty, Used for seized up water pump at 78,000, transmission at 97,000. Also had problems with a/c. No major problems in last several years. I can't find a new car for $40,000 that would offer more car than this one and make me feel I got my money's worth.