I got this car for a steal because of Chrysler dealerships and junk going out of business. But, that was a mistake, and I should have taken the hint that Chrysler closing dealerships must mean something's wrong with Chrysler.
What I hate:
This car needs either more power or better gas mileage. I get an abysmal 17 mpg city/freeway 50/50. The power is only ample for everyday driving.
It's a seriously sloppy mushy suspension with almost no precision in the steering whatsoever. It feels like an inner tube on wheels, and handles with the precision of a marshmallow.
The plastics on the interior are cheap and poorly fit.
Lots of the car (valve covers, etc.) is plastic (doesn't do well for making it look high quality).
The battery is located in the wheel well. Who designed this thing?
The gas pedal is very touchy.
The trip meter randomly resets itself. My 89' Lebaron did the same thing, so I am wondering if Chrysler has changed their traveller gauges since 89.
The MPG meter is also WAY WAY OFF, as well as the DTE meter. 470 miles to empty?? I don't think so. Try 260, maybe. And I am not getting 45.6 mpg. I get 17.
What I enjoy:
The stereo really kicks butt in this car. Best stock stereo I've heard.
The leather is quite nice feeling, but at the same time, looks cheap.
It's interesting that such a small V6 can stay under 1800 rpms all the way up to 55 mph. It's nice to think that this engine isn't really struggling at all, but then again, I think it's a poorly designing shift pattern.
It looks decent and like a respectable car with all the appointments and everything.
The stereo is straight forward and easy to use.
The gauges look nice.
That's it, I really hate this car. It's got things that are good, but 17 mpg, super annoying electronic quirks, and random starting issues have caused me to loathe this machine. It makes me feel like Chrysler doesn't care about what kind of cars they make. This looks and feels like the 95' Stratus, only with leather and chrome wheels. It feels like a rip off.