I have only minor problems with the car so far, changed rotors, brake pads and have been having issues with the wiring of the headlights and fog lights. For some reason the light bulbs are OK, but the lights won't come on, one day 1 headlight might be off and same for a fog light and the next day might be the opposite lights doing it. It looks like I have been able to fix the issue, but I'll have to wait to see if it will reoccur again. Overall this car has been great, since I went from a toyota Tercel to a much bigger car that I was not to crazy about at first (since I'm still a young fellow) but has been great. it is a very smooth ride although I find when it is cold out, it sometimes hit pretty hard in the front end of the car. (loud bang)
Overall I think Chrysler have outdone themselves with the Cirrus LXI and newer models that replaced it, the Se bring.
Very fast car and handles very good.
Do love the arm rest that they have put in that some older models don't have.
I would definitely by another car from these guy's.
17th Oct 2005, 15:18
Cannot say for sure, but I would check the timing belt. It sounds like your valve timing could be out of whack (from a loose belt), which could be causing your backfiring. If it is backfiring through the throttle body, it could also be a fire hazard. I do not wish to make you nervous, but am giving you my honest opinion. As you may know too, if the timing belt goes, it could destroy the engine. Again, I cannot say for sure without looking at the car, but the timing belt would be where I would at least start looking if it were my car. At the very least, if the timing belt has not been changed yet, it is definitely due, if not overdue. Good luck.