1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5 from North America
The best, most reliable car I have ever owned
Since I have bought the car I had the wheel alignment & balancing checked since there was a minor steering wheel vibration at speeds over 70 mph. This turned out to be poorly balanced tires and was at about the same time as the brakes needed replacing (72,000km or 45,000 miles).
I have also replaced the brakes all around (4 wheel disc's) at about 72,000km or 45,000 miles.
I now need to replace the tires since I have had the car for almost 5 years and still on the original Michelin's. I could probably go another 6 months, but since winter is here I will change them now.
I have changed the oil on average only once or twice a year.
If this car needed any less maintenance I don't know how. I am a hard driver so the tires and brakes held out well considering.
I occasionally hear groaning from the front passenger axle so I think I am due for a CV joint repair soon.
Some minor leather wear (finish) on drivers seat. All other interior items are mint.
Some minor rust on front hood edge where spot welds are. (My fault for keeping the front end cover on all last winter).
This is my second Cirrus LXi. I had a 1996 and when the lease ran out I bought my present car. After driving the same make and model for almost 8 years I do not get tired of driving this car in any weather. It is comfortable, quiet and fairly roomy. My biggest complaint is how low the middle console armrest is. Also the drivers door edge is thin and doesn't make a comfortable arm rest either so on a long trip I can get a sore left elbow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2003
20th Oct 2005, 19:14
I presently own a 1999 Cirrus with about 69,000miles. It's 2.2 engine is reliable and has great mileage. I have only one complaint. what is up with my hood rotting out on the front lip? The rust started to bubble up from the underside and is now rotting away the hood. I noticed this on many of the other cirrus's at shopping malls etc. I just feel others should be aware of this premature wear on an otherwise very reliable car.