1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5 from North America
Too bad Chrysler didn't get it right..
Head gasket went bad at 113,000 miles.
Replaced engine at 120,000 miles.
Major cracking in front leather seats.
AC stopped working.
CV joints going out at 120,000 miles.
Stereo volume not working properly.
Major flaking on clear coat paint.
Exhaust pipe connection issue at the exhaust manifold.
This was a great driving car with a very comfortable interior.
The car was responsive with a lot of available power from the 3.5L engine.
I only drove the car for a few thousand miles when it started to have overheating issues. The radiator would go dry within about three days, and there was a lot of water coming out of the exhaust pipe.
The 3.5L engine seemed to suffer from defective head gaskets. The engine overheated numerous times, so I had the engine replaced. The rebuilt engine also had a variety of problems - rough idle, check engine light code, crankshaft sensor problem, stalling issues and more.
The Concorde was a good idea, but it was poorly built, and suffered from many mechanical problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st February, 2011