1997 Chrysler Cirrus Reviews

1997 Chrysler Cirrus LXi V6 from Sweden

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired193000 kilometres
Most recent distance202000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 480

Summary:

Powerful elegance

Faults:

When I first bought the car, it had a leaking transmission gasket, and the oil lines were bad.

I had the transmission oil pan gasket replaced and the lines fixed.

The previous owner had obviously neglected to maintain the car properly, so the front ball joints were acting up as well. I had them lubricated, and the problems were solved.

The ABS light was on when I bought the car, but that was easy to fix. I just had the rear speed sensor replaced.

Other than that, I've had minor issues with the tachometer going on and off at times. Electro-gremlins are bound to infest a car this old.

General Comments:

All in all, I´m very satisfied with my Chrysler. Which, by the way, is called Stratus in Sweden.

I've never taken the rumors, of the Stratus/Cirrus being a poor car, seriously. When it comes down to used cars, the problem is, more often than not, the previous owner (s).

All cars have their issues. Just because a couple of owners have had trouble with theirs, doesn't mean the whole model is crappy.

The same goes for my previous car, a Volvo 480 ES. It has a really bad rep as well, but it was as reliable as any car I've ever had. My father owns it now, and it still runs good.

Take good care of your cars, and they will most likely hold up just fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2011

1997 Chrysler Cirrus LXI 5.7 liter V6 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 5.7 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired214000 miles
Most recent distance221000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

I like the way it handles and rides, and it's a great family car

Faults:

Hello. I am so glad I found this site. I thought maybe I was alone with my Cirrus. I mean I love my car, it's great, has a nice ride, but like all of you said, that stalling problem is killing me, I mean I wanna know why it does it.

I am sitting on 97 Chrysler Cirrus LXI and I love the car. It's fully loaded, candy apple red, tan leather, the works.

I wish I could find out why it does this. Mine lost power going to work one day, and I would put the pedal to the floor and nothing, so I was going to replace the whole motor for 1200, which includes parts and labor, but now that I've read around, I might just see if I can fix it for cheaper. Hopefully I can cause it is my only ride; right now I am driving my parent's minivan, which is a Dodge, which is the same company, so I am hoping I can fix it real easy.

Now I have been told that maybe the rings could be bad and fouling out the plugs, and that the valve seals could be bad, but after reading the comments here, I am thinking of just selling my car and getting something else.

General Comments:

I like my car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2009

24th Sep 2009, 20:22

For the owners of the Chrysler Cirrus who says they have a problem with their car stalling, my 1997 Cirrus 2.5v6 lxi suffered the same problem. I ended up taking the throttle body off and cleaning the idle air control motor a.k.a air-by pass. There has not been a stall since. Hope this helps.

1997 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired126303 kilometres
Most recent distance133001 kilometres
Previous carOldsmobile Delta 88

Summary:

This car is the perfect family car!

Faults:

The front brakes had to be replaced.

The front passenger upper and lower ball joints went.

The check Engine light kept coming on.

4 new tires had to be put on.

I have put over $2,000 into the car already.

The struts have to be replaced.

General Comments:

The car has a great leather inside its really roomy and its perfect for my family.

Another thing that I love about this car is that it has a huge trunk which has 2 12" subs, 1 10" sub and my 3 amps. The nice thing about this car is that it came with a CD changer already built right into the car. So hooking up my new sound system was'nt very hard to do.

When I am done I would have put over $40,000 into the car unless I do all the customizing my self.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2007

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews