1987 Chrysler Conquest TSi 2.6 turbo
Is it illegal to love this car?
Many many things have gone wrong on this car.
The motor went at 130,500.
The rear calipers were froze up. Needed new breaks after a week of driving it, not sure if it had anything to do with trying to stop at 130 mph...
The muffler rusted off.
It popped out of 3rd gear.
Motor blew again at 157,090, probably from altering the waste gate for more boost - 13 lbs boost I think I was getting.
I loved the car to death, was very disapointed when my parents made me sell it due to the high cost of repairs and many speeding tickets.
It would eat a stock Mustang 5.0 up, beat a Camaro with a 350 hands down in a quarter mile.
Thought it was funny when people with V-6's thought they could beat me, just because it had a 4 banger...
I loved the handling, took curves at high speeds without having to worry about ending up in someones yard.
Could do cheerios till you got sick or ran out of gas, nice option.
The cost and availability of parts is a bummer though. I would buy everyone I could find just to have parts.
My friend also still owns his, but it is the actual Mitsubishi Starion. He also has 3 other Conquests for parts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd April, 2004
18th Apr 2004, 22:20
You fail to appreciate the finer points of mechanical engineering. This car was well ahead of it's time when it was produced as a joint effort between the US and Japan. I own a pristine version of the Conquest TSi with only 50,000 miles on it and I would never consider driving it in the manner you describe!!