Costly and mysterious
I just purchased a 98 Chrysler Cirrus Lxi this past year. The car ran great and I fell in love with it.
Within the last two months however; I want to dump it. I haven't had the car stop while driving, but I got a 6th cylinder misfire code one day when the engine light came on. I had the plugs and wires replaced. No engine light since.
Since then my car has been back to the mechanic because the car will start one day and not another. It also jerks when it does decide to start like the plugs are missing and when coming to a stop, it acts as if it wants to stall. So back to the mechanic, distributor cap and rotor was replaced with no improvement.
Then we tried replacing the crank shaft sensor. Car drove for a day and then wouldn't start the next. It started today but not yesterday. I'm scared to drive it anywhere because it still jerks, and I'm afraid that if I go to a store and come back out, it may not start again. No engine codes are showing up and the mechanic is puzzled. He seems to think (after talking to a friend from a dealer) that's it's the distributor. Part is $1300. I'm just not sure if it's worth putting it on for that amount. I could get a used car at the price that it is costing to get these repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th February, 2009