2002 Chrysler Concorde Reviews from North America

2002 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5 V6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

Most reliable car I've ever owned

Faults:

Transmission at 37,000 miles, repaired under warranty, replacement of torque shifter in 2011 for $400 at a local transmission shop.

Front caliper pistons @ 103,000 miles, DIY $50 in parts and a couple of hours of elbow grease and labor. Replaced pads and rotors at the time (about $120 in parts).

1 set of tire replacements since new.

Intermittent O2 codes, even after replacing the sensors twice DIY for $200 - the cost of 4 sensors @ 90,000 miles. Bought a code reader and I delete the codes before inspection, and do a drive cycle to reset. No impact in fuel mileage, averages 21-22 mpg daily driving and 27 mpg highway.

One set of spark plugs.

Normal flushes, oil, transmission, fuel line clean up, power steering and coolant @ 85,000 miles.

General Comments:

I've been leasing cars since 1994, and when by lease end I had never had to do anything but regular maintenance, I decided to purchase this baby, and still after 8 years, I don't regret it. Might have 8 years more of use before I get something with radical technology.

I've been tempted in the past few years to replace it with a Hyundai Azera, BMW 5 Series, a Mercedes C Class and recently with a Buick LaCrosse, and when I realized that I'm not gaining any additional benefit for the same or worse MPG, and having to spend from $30k-$40k, why even bother. I've had no car payments for many years, so the little maintenance in the past two years have been very reasonable. The car has everything I need, and it is very comfortable.

Maybe I would splurge on a new stereo to connect my iPod to - but I know the moment I put something extra in, it will cause its demise - so I'm sticking with books on CD from the local library for my daily 2 hour Atlanta commute.

I put about 15K miles per year, and used to replace my cars every 2 or 3 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2011

2002 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance265000 miles
Previous carBuick Riviera

Summary:

Great Driving vehicle

Faults:

I have had the upper coolant housing leak. The belts and spark plugs have been changed once. The alternator had to be rebuilt a 245000.

General Comments:

Other than that this has been the best vehicle I have ever owned.

The spark plugs have only be changed once as the belts.

This vehicle I drive every day. I change the oil every 4000 to 5000 miles and use only Valvoline 10w40. I know there has been a lot of people having problem with the 2.7 engine which I think is using poor quality oils if sludging is the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2008

15th Mar 2008, 15:17

You're a lucky duckling with the 2.7liter not failing.

2002 Chrysler Concorde Lxi 3.5L V6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

The best car I have ever owned

Faults:

I have had literally no problems with this car and drive it daily for business. It has been the best vehicle I have ever owned. In terms of regular maintenance, the first set of brakes and rotors were replaced at 70,000 miles. A tie rod was replaced after damaging it going over a railroad crossing. No fault of the car, and no other damage.

General Comments:

This car has been super. It handles well, is extremely quick, and has superior handling on icy roads. I am disappointed that Chrysler changed it so much when they went to the new 300. My only complaint has been fuel mileage, which is no better than a small V-8. Other than that, this is a car that I will remember as one of my best. It's also a great looking car. One of my friends said it best when he looked at it parked next to a Buick LeSabre (which I owned prior to this). He pointed at the Concorde and said, "this is a jet plane --- that's a locomotive". Couldn't have said it better.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2007

2nd May 2008, 20:57

HaHa, that comment is great! My parents own a 2003 Concorde and it has never had a problem, I believe its currently at around 135K-ish because they travel quite often. I own a 2002 Intrepid ES and both of them still look much better than my grandparents Buick Lucerne, which I think is Hideous!

2002 Chrysler Concorde LXI 3.5

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler LHS

Faults:

So far this car has a perfect track record. No repairs required.

General Comments:

To my eyes, the 2002 is one beautifully styled car. I love the big character grille, the roof line and the rear end is a refreshing change from the norm.

The interior is huge with great leg room, good head room and wonderful seats. The trunk is a monster with 530 litres of cargo space.

The 3.5 V6 is a proven engine with more than enough power for normal city and highway driving.

Handling is above par and the cabin is very quiet.

My only disappointment is the stereo. The 6 stock speakers are a joke and if you're a true music fan they will need to be upgraded.

I'm hoping and praying that Chrysler stepped up there quality control in 2002. My last vehicle (95 LHS) became a total nightmare at 180,000 k's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews