1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi from North America - Comments

9th Dec 2010, 17:56

Original Reviewer:

Currently at a little over 83,000 miles. With the first winter storm approaching, I've put it away in my garage for the winter, and I'm back to driving my Corolla everyday. This thing is just too nice to expose to all the road salt used on Massachusetts roads. Not to mention taking the chance of having somebody slide into me!

5th Feb 2011, 14:34

Original Reviewer again.

I'll be taking my Cirrus out of storage in a few more weeks. Mileage hasn't changed much since my last report (I drove it periodically on the few nice days we've had this winter. Not good to let a car just sit.) Has a very slow transmission fluid leak around the transmission pan (This is my fault, I used a cheap cork gasket when I changed the transmission fluid). I'll be replacing the engine oil pan (has become very rusted) and fix the transmission leak when I pull it out of storage.

5th Apr 2011, 19:58

Original Reviewer again.

I have been driving my Cirrus fairly regularly again. It now has 85,346 miles. I replaced the oil pan and tried to fix the transmission leak, however it began to leak once again a few hundred miles later. I am going to try replacing the entire transmission pan next time. My theory is that perhaps the pan is warped (I have actually had this issue a few times now, and I've tried many different types of gaskets to no avail). The original transmission pan has a small dent in it (obviously from being bottomed-out at some point), and perhaps the pan is bent slightly and cannot be realigned correctly. Or maybe I warped it the first time I tried to change the transmission fluid.

I have not had any other issues with it besides this annoying transmission leak. It has returned very good fuel mileage on its last few fill-ups (about 27 MPG), so I am very pleased.

My Toyota will soon be passed on to my younger brother, so I have since found another vehicle to use in the winter time and as a daily commuter: a 1997 Saturn SL2. I will write a review on this vehicle soon.

10th Jul 2011, 10:31

Original Reviewer again.

My Chrysler has about 88,000 miles on it now. I've had to drive it for the past few weeks while I was finishing up the work on my Saturn. The front brakes have started to squeal a bit. Upon inspection, I found that they will need replacing soon. Other than that, it's been great. Averaged 27 MPG while I was driving it regularly. And that was in about 90% city driving. Looking forward to taking it on vacation in August, ought to be a nice ride up!

18th Nov 2012, 11:09

I too own a 1999 Cirrus with the transmission leaking. Mileage is only 51,000. We have repaired the transmission pan gasket twice now. Dealer advised using silicone instead of gasket. Both repairs have failed almost immediately and the leak is back. This is a real shame, as the car otherwise is a really nice ride.

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