Chrysler Imperial Reviews from North America - Page 2 of 2

1991 Chrysler Imperial 3.3 liter

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.3 liter Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carFord Taunus

Summary:

Worst ABS brake system ever made!

Faults:

The power brake system had a recall in 2004. The car was taken to the dealer for the recall service. Was told it needed some other brake problems, that should be fixed. Ended up paying nearly $700. Brakes never did work very well. In 2005 the power brake electric booster motor started to run every time the brakes were touched. Brakes were very soft. But the brake pedal would pump up. Found out that the brake master cylinder was bad. Was given a price of about $30 for the brake master cylinder at several local parts stores. But they did not match the one on the car at all. Contacted the dealer and was told that the brake master cylinder would be $1200 and they were on back order. The only parts of the brake master cylinder that were bad were a few O-rings worth about $10. But the O-rings were not available from the dealer or from any other sources that I tried.

So the only fix was to pay the $1200 just to get the $10 worth of actual bad parts. The regional office refused to help with the cost at all. Even though this brake system has been known to be bad since shortly after this model was sold.

General Comments:

Has a nice ride, very smooth.

Power everything.

Had no problems with 3.3 Liter engine or transmission.

Did have problems with the factory alarm going off for no reason. And sometimes the power trunk would just pop open.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2006

11th Jan 2010, 23:28

You had a Taurus and you were complaining about this car? I can't see how, as this is a far superior car in every way. The ABS system used on these cars has a secret hidden warranty for lifetime. Found this online.

1980 Chrysler Imperial Mark Cross 318 cu. in. EFI

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 318 cu. in. EFI Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carChrysler Imperial

Summary:

Fantastic luxury automobile!

Faults:

Upper and lower radiator hoses.

General Comments:

Great car!

Exceptionally quiet ride.

People don't know what it is when you drive by because it only indicates that it is an Imperial and not a Chrysler.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2004

1990 Chrysler Imperial 3.3L V6

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance72500 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker

Summary:

A wonderful car for many years to come

Faults:

The rear air suspension in the car is out; the cause is the compressor. Easy enough to replace, but I manually pump it now. The driver's window motor has been replaced, as well.

General Comments:

This is a wonderful car to drive. Aside from it's wide turning radius, it's perfect. It has all the modern comforts, such as power everything, plenty of space, and a good sound system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2003

1982 Chrysler Imperial 5.2L 318 c.u. V8

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2L 318 c.u. V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carChrysler Imperial

Summary:

Personal Luxury Coupe

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is a unique pleasure to drive & is a real head turner still.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2003

1990 Chrysler Imperial 3.3 V6

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance67039 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker

Summary:

A long lasting beautiful car

Faults:

The rear air suspension pump blew out at about 55,000 miles.

General Comments:

Aside from it's wide turning radius, this full size car handles wonderfully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2002

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews