1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2
Chrysler Canadian American partnership innovation
Within the first 2 weeks had to replace the water pump - $600, I know, wrong mechanic! Within six months, replaced the heads for $2,000, six months later had to replace the computer module for $1,600, and within 5 months after that, had a rebuilt transmission costing $2800.
Throughout the 24 months of ownership, the car has had hard crank issues, such as when running normally after stopping and attempting to start, it would always start hesitating, missing or sounding like it's flooded. Have to let it cool off for 30 minutes before it normally starts. Replacing the crankshaft and cam sensor did not do the trick until I replaced the vacuum hose connected to the cruise control module; so far that did the trick.
So far it has been a financial and stressful nightmare, leaving me lacking confidence with a little paranoid state of mind every time I turn it on! I purchased / financed it off a Honda dealership for $3,500 and invested around $8700 in repairs. I owe $1,200 left before ownership pay off. I should have listened to my intuition and philosophy of never buying American when it comes to automobiles!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th April, 2016
5th Apr 2016, 14:27
One of my friends owned a '00 Concorde. He was the second owner (after his parent) and the car was always falling apart. To the Concorde's credit, I'm not sure how it was treated prior to him taking ownership, but I know he didn't take care of it. In the time I knew he had it, he had the water pump, transmission, and some type of seal all expire on him when the car was around 12 years of age. I rode in his car several times (I never drove it, at least not that I can remember), but it was relatively comfortable, smooth, easy to see out of, and the stereo was okay.
5th Apr 2016, 14:43
I bought mine new, not as a 15 year old buy as in this review. We had it for 3 years with no issues and then bought another new car. 15 years is a long time. Even if you don't drive them much, parts even vacuum lines etc deteriorate, and you have emission lights etc. Tires dry rot, belts need replaced etc.