1997 Chrysler Cirrus Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1997 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5-V6 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5-V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

The lucky leftover - Chrysler Cirrus LXi

Faults:

The only problem was a broken exciter ring, part of the wheel assembly. I ran over a 2X4 on the freeway, thus breaking it. Thank GOD for my extended warranty, it was covered, otherwise ~$800 dollars to repair it.

General Comments:

I had been stopping at my local Chrysler dealer, prowling the lot. I came upon this Candy Apple Red Chrysler Cirrus, not jam packed loaded, but just enough to be a cool car. It was almost a year old when I bought it, well below the invoice pricing.

From start to finish my time with the Cirrus was a great one. Driving feel, control placement were right on the mark. I have never been in as comfortable a car since. The only gripe about the layout was the cup holders, which were rendered useless for anything other than a 12 ounce cup, as they were too close to the dashboard.

If they still made this car, in this state - I'd buy another one in a New York minute! What a great surprise from an unwanted car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2006

1st Sep 2006, 16:49

Congrats on a great car. We've owned several Chrysler products and never had one second of trouble with any, including one that went well over 200,000 miles!!

1997 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L V6 from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired126500 miles
Most recent distance137900 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

What a car, What a deal!

Faults:

After buying the car, we had to get new brakes. The dealership, Mike Murphy Ford, replaced the brakes for free... Thanks, Mike!

There is a minor transmission leak... We have been advised that it is really no big deal, and that "All old cars leak something."

Every once and a while, the tachometer and the odometer will decide to become inoperative. It still counts the miles, it is just not lit of a few miles.

One of the rear power windows is not functional, but oh, well.

General Comments:

A very comfortable car that has all controls at ones fingertips. We were wary after first buying the car, considering all of the miles. Little did I know, these 2.5 Mitsubishi engines are amazing. This car drives as if it just came out of the factory, and I drive it like that, too.

We have taken it on many road trips. Living in central Illinois, we have gone into Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. These trips are usually between 400 and 500 miles, round trip. Highway MPG is excellent on these trips, usually over 30 (Much better than the old 4-cyl Contour).

While helping a family member move out of college, I was able to explore all of its cargo space. This car is amazingly huge.

PLUS, do not even get me started on how comfortable this car is. Every road trip is a joy with the comfortable leather seats.

We got an excellent deal for this car. I would be able to trade it for what we bought it for, $2200.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2005

15th Aug 2005, 20:34

I am looking at buying a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus LXi with the 2.5L V6 and automatic. I currently own a Ford Contour 2.0L I-4 with 5-speed. I get about 35 mpg average out of the Contour and was concerned about the possible drop with the Cirrus. You mention that you get better mileage with your Cirrus than you did with your Contour? The Cirrus seems to be a wonderful car, but with gas prices reaching $2.75 per gallon, fuel mileage is a major concern. What are some of you out there getting with your Cirrus?

1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carDodge Chrysler Cirrus

Summary:

A dependable car that has never let me down, but is now irritating me regularly

Faults:

Regular maintenance only until recently.

Stalls at stoplights, air conditioner won't come on. appears to be connected to the power train computer. The mechanic gives up though.

General Comments:

I love the ride of this car. If the manufacturer would share the information with the lay mechanics, I would be much happier with this product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2004

1st Sep 2004, 11:10

I am glad to have found this site. I too am a Cirrus owner (1995) ; recently having problems such as car stalling, automatic door locks not all working; radio going out and then coming back on some hours later. LOVE THIS CAR AND THE WAY IT RIDES (when it is working). Right now mechanic is stumped... I am looking for help from other owners who experienced this problem and what was the fix. Diagnostic report came up empty; problem is no fire to coil, but yet distributor system ruled out as problem by dealer and mechanic. I need my car running...help. Seems to be electrical, but what??

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