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1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3L V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance173000 miles

Summary:

A good car for its time, now old enough to be nothing but a money pit

Faults:

Brakes had to be replaced around 140,000 miles.

A/C compressor died around 150,000 miles.

Reverse went out of transmission around 160,000 miles.

Several electrical problems, most notably the random turning on of the heater, full blast, with no ability to turn it off other than to wait it out.

General Comments:

Very large, both in cabin and trunk.

Fairly comfortable, particularly for the age of the car.

Engine has been reliable, though not much else has been.

Poor gas mileage.

Being a mid-90s Chrysler, I have personally been amazed that it still drives after 12 years and 173,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th July, 2005

30th Mar 2006, 13:03

I bought my 93 Concorde in 95 with only 40,000 miles on it. for the first 3 years it wasnt bad, just normal maintenance. However, it soon became what I called... Possessed. The trunk would pop open, the doors would unlock and the horn would start to blare and refuse to shut off. Finally after litterally 15 trips to the 4 dealerships in my area they tracked down the problem with the remote keyless entry system. It was shorting out so I just had it clipped out and no more problems for about 4 years. However, now the heater would come on full blast for no reason and would have to wait it out. That lasted for about a month then just stopped on its own. That possession of the heater left and went to the windshield wipers. They now only work on full speed. I've had the problem diagnosed as the Body Control Module. I'm still waiting to see how much this will cost to repair.

On the whole the car runs great, handles nicely and can give any mustang or pocket rocket a run for their money.

30th Mar 2006, 18:04

The original reviewer sounds as though he had a great car, and it seemed like it deserved much better than being referred to as a money pit. Replacing brakes at 140,000 miles? Doesn't seem like anything to complain about. Nor does the AC compressor at 160,000 miles. If reverse quit working, it's probably because it had the original transmission fluid in it for 170,000 miles and needed the fluid and filter changed. Like as not, it would work for another 170,000 miles. Instead of referring to the car as a money pit because it needed some overdue maintenance, think instead how much money that car has saved you by keeping you from making car payments!

1994 Chrysler Concorde LX 3. from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3. Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Neon

Summary:

Incredible

Faults:

The only item repaired on this vehicle since purchase is the idler pulley for the timing chain (belt) at about 100k.

General Comments:

The 94 Concorde has been and is a dream car to drive. It still turns heads because of the fantastic design.

Performs like a rocket on the super highways and still gets good economy.

The leather interior is still just like new.

The engine runs exceptionally smooth.

I do not know why people put these cars down so much because you only get out what you put in. Care for them and they will not let you down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2005

1994 Chrysler Concorde from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Good, solid car, but expensive to repair

Faults:

Air conditioning had to be repaired 3 times at a total cost of over $1000.

The electrical that operates the heat and air has a mind of it's own, slipping between air and heat at random.

O/S sensor was replaced.

Brakes and rotors replaced.

Worst of all, the bolts inside the rod and pinion unit snapped off and I lost my steering. Another $1000 spent, but a big concern in terms of safety.

General Comments:

I think this car handles well and is extremely comfortable for a full size car.

Nice quiet ride.

Solid car. I was hit on the drivers side and the car had a small crease while the Toyota that hit me was a write off.

Love the power options this car offers.

Drawback includes pricey repairs. The way the engine is built, it makes it hard to get at. Labour costs rise as dashboard has to be removed etc.

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

Review Date: 13th November, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 8 reviews