1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXI 6 cylinder from North America




It has been a great car for performing! But the suspension sucks!

Already replaced the front spindle bearings and tie rod ends! Also the stabilizer bar!

Lately I replaced both back struts on the car! Now I need to replace the front ones as well!

The car always had a very annoying rattling and squeaks in the suspension!

I am the second owner of this car and it has always been dependable for starting and moving down the road! The suspension is the worst thing about this car! And yes the transmission pan is leaking (next on my list)!

General Comments:

I only paid 3,000.00 for the car with 41,000 on it so I really can't complain too much! But the underneath has been costly! Thank God that it runs well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th March, 2018

18th Mar 2018, 19:19

In ‘99, this was the only decent Chrysler on sale. Not a bad looking car, either.

1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L V6 from North America


A sleek, powerful machine, only owned seven months so reliability TBD


Tires wear unevenly both side to side of individual tires and independently of each other; indicates to me alignment/possible wheel bearing issues.

Just replaced front pads and rotors; not sure if they were the originals, but based on other things I have read about this car I doubt it.

Starts and runs reliably (so far).

Lots of power compared to my 4-cylinder CR-V; this cars runs up to high RPM when you step on it, which I don't like so much for the sake of not wanting to put unnecessary wear on the engine/motor, but this V6 gets up and goes, not much "stepping on" it needed, especially compared to the four banger I also own.

Comfortable, but a bit small for my large frame.

The body is in good shape for an 18 year old car; a bit of rust on the hood lip and on the back quarter panels, but that is all. Under the hood looks remarkable for a car this old.

Not good in the snow despite a low center of gravity.

General Comments:

No issues so far. Final lifespan and significant issues in the future will determine my willingness to buy another Chrysler product. A good buy at $1200 with no immediate repairs needed and 73000 at time of purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th March, 2017

12th Mar 2017, 04:25

$1200.00 - how/where did you get this car so cheap?

1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L V6 from North America


Under 100K miles, fully-loaded and in near showroom condition, for FREE


The rubber seals around the spark plug sleeves are leaking very slightly. Very common on these engines.

The brake master cylinder needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

Let me start off by saying that I got this car for FREE. I traded my '95 Subaru Legacy Wagon for this car, and it was MORE THAN a fair trade. The body is perfect shape, with no dents and only 2 very small rust bubbles on the right rocker panel (these are the only spots of rust on the whole car. The underside of the car looks like brand new, and literally doesn't have a speck of rust on it). The car is gold in color and the paint is in flawless condition, I can't find a single scratch!

My Cirrus is fully loaded with all the power options and upgrades available. Everything works as it should, and so far I can't find anything wrong with it.

The 2.5L V6 moves this car along with ease. Merging onto the highway is a breeze. On the highway, the engine is very relaxed, turning at a little under 2500 RPMS at 75 MPH. Punch the gas and you get a throaty growl and a blast of speed. It's not the fastest car in the world, but bear in mind my other car is a Toyota Corolla, which is reliable, but dead slow, so this thing feels like a rocket to me.

The interior is in beautiful shape. The leather seats have no cracks in them and there isn't a single rattle. The seats are very comfortable, and this is actually the first car I've ever owned in which I do not have to have the seat all the way back in order to be comfortable (I'm 6 feet tall, but most of my height is in my legs). I could drive this car for hours and not even begin to get uncomfortable.

The ride is amazing. This is the most comfortably riding car I've ever owned. It doesn't exactly float over the bumps, but it absorbs them very well. I live in a rural town where the roads are paved, but very bumpy and choppy. The Cirrus handles it beautifully (it quiets and softens the bumps a lot better than my Corolla). Handling is decent. It goes through the corners fairly well, however it has a significant amount of body roll and a fair amount of understeer (however, handling was not meant to be this car's strong suit).

As for the complaints, well, I don't really have any besides the gas mileage, which has been about 26 MPG in mixed highway/city driving (this isn't bad for this car I know, but like I said earlier I also own a Toyota Corolla, which gets 38-40 MPG in mixed highway/city driving, so 26 MPG is a bit scary to me). Oh and unfortunately the previous owner smoked in the vehicle, which bothers me a little bit, but it will dissipate eventually. The car was essentially given to me for free, as I simply traded a Subaru Legacy I paid $300 for to the original owner of this Cirrus. You can't beat that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th August, 2010

19th Sep 2010, 21:16

Original Reviewer again:

Discovered the cause of the whining. The idler pulley bearing was beginning to fail. Part only cost about $15, and took about 20 minutes to replace, no more whine!

I love the power of the 2.5L V6, and so far it's been getting about 26 MPG. There is one downside to it however. While this V6 produces its power high in the RPM range, and loves to rev, it's not exactly the smoothest engine at high RPM's. Discovered this today when merging onto a highway. I decided to give it all it's got just to see how it would do. It pulled hard all the way up to 75 MPH, and would've kept right on pulling had I not let off at that point, however around 6000 RPM's the engine gets very thrashy sounding, and begins to actually shake the car quite a bit. This isn't really a problem of course, it's just the way this V6 happens to run. Just a point I figured I would bring up.

I will eventually be putting a Magnaflow muffler on it (probably sometime next spring), and I can't wait to hear what it sounds like. It already has a decent rumble to it at idle.