Chrysler Conquest Reviews from North America

1989 Chrysler Conquest TSI 2.6L turbo

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.6L turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Turn up the boost and go drifting to dream land

Faults:

Paint on the spoiler peels badly, and the body kit is flimsy.

General Comments:

Fastest car that I've owned so far, but the shifter hangs up going into 2nd.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2010

1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi Sport 2.6L turbo/ i4

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6L turbo/ i4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles

Summary:

High class for low class budget

Faults:

Bought the car with a bent rim, no exterior rear view mirrors or assemblies.

Tilt steering did not lock in place (floated when driving), one of the cylinders was mis-firing (bad plug), 2 flat tires, and the sunroof seal was eroding but does not leak.

It pulled hard right (due to bad tires), but when turned left the car would shake violently (due to the bent rim).

The car also had numerous dings and dents in the body... this car was NOT taken well care for in its short lifetime spent on the road.

General Comments:

It had sat for years when I found it. Fixed the bent rim, replaced tires, all fluids, plugs and wires, distributor, and had the rear end rebuilt due to old and dirty grease in the rearend.

Now the car will out perform anything of equal value or under... most of them even a bit more expensive than the Conquest.

This car was built by Mitsubishi and imported (yes it's a true import), so don't plan on finding any parts for the Conquest... look for Starion. Coming up with parts can be tricky since it was a rare car and long since discontinued, but if you find a good running one with low miles, it's worth it! Whatever the price!

Power to weight ratio is very acceptable, the climate control is much ahead of its time, and the front mount intercooler makes it look dangerous coming down the freeway.

The independent suspension is second to none for its year. You cannot find a good forced induction true sports car under 5 grand... other than this car.

The wide body on this car makes it look mean, however the 9" rear wheels mixed in give it an ungodly ability to handle corners at high speeds. Rear end sliding out from underneath you? Let off the throttle a bit and you straighten out immediately with the short wheel base.

Drift or drag, this car is an excellent baseline to start with, especially if you are wanting to keep the price down. I would put my Conquest up against any new car under $20,000 through the canyons.

Fantastic car... highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2009

1988 Chrysler Conquest 2.6 turbo

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance91354 miles
Previous carChrysler Conquest

Summary:

This car is what America's made of; a dream

Faults:

If I do not let the car warm up for at least 5 minutes, it will sputter going above 2500.

Sometimes it chokes out at or above 4000 until it's really warmed up.

Drivers seat worn on the outside, due to getting in and out.

Steering wheel falls down, won't stay in the upper locked position.

Center dash unit light blinks out, but recently has stayed on.

Air unit stopped coming on, and the fan won't turn off.

General Comments:

This has been my dream car every since I saw it on a lot in Ft. Campbell, Ky.

The dealer told me I could not afford it, and if I could he would not sell it to me anyway. When I asked why, he said that I would kill myself because it was so fast, and I was too young.

Well it took me 13 years later, but I bought my first one, a 1987 white with burgundy interior. This thing was fast and complete, everything you wanted in a car from the inside out.

No car till this day to me of its price range has the performance, looks, and flair the Conquest has.

This is my second one, a 1988, and though it has some minor problems, it's the most fun car I have ever driven; power, handling, and unique.

When I have the car in the shop for routine check ups, I always expect a phone call from a rookie mechanic telling me how well this car is built with all its handling features; their response is this is a real race car.

Though this car sticks to the ground like tar in tight curves, you will have to drive it like a baby in the rain, because the car has too much power to keep it straight, I have span out in both cars just doing a little below the posted speed limit.

This is a car worth putting the money into, I take of mine, and she gets me where I need to be, and turns heads all the way there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2009

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 23 reviews