Water pump went out.
Indicator mysteriously stops working.
Indicator cables shot.
Brake pipes corroded to bursting = total system failure.
Rumbling rear bearings.
Liftgate key latch broken.
Can't get brake drum off (offside).
Power steering fluid leaks.
Windshield wiper fell off.
Front suspension mountings shot.
EGR valve went out leading to rough running.
Parking brake is knackered.
Front brakes are a joke.
Headlamps are useless.
Heavy on gas (and I have a VERY light foot)
Car is basically too dangerous to be on the road but here we are.
At least the transmission is OK!
To be fair with nealry 300K km on the clock it was going to have its share of issues. The gripe I have with this machine is how every job no matter how small seems to turn into a major mission.
Example 1 - water pump. Mechanic basically had to dismantle the car to get at it. It's a $50 component!
Example 2 - needed new brake pipes. Aside from Chrysler manufacturing certain pipes out of 2 metals welded together (thus making a circuit that any first year chemistry student will tell you is a rust disaster waiting to happen), the pipes appear to be some nightmarish mixture of male one end, female the other, different nut sizes, the list goes on.
Example 3 - indicator buld socket is some mad plastic moulding which clips into another plastic moulding, which clips into... needless to say when one bit goes out you end up having to source the shole lot.
It's served it's purpose for me (got me up and running cheap when I had no wheels) but I would have been much better off with the repayments on a brand new car. It was a gamble and I lost.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th September, 2008