1998 Chrysler Concorde LXI 3.2 from North America


Beautiful car, poor reliability, costly repairs - will never buy another Chrysler


Air conditioning compressor failed during first 3 months of ownership which required replacement at significant cost ($1,000 total)

All four power windows have failed at different times ($350 each to repair)

Speed sensor in the automatic transmission failed causing the transmission to lock into second gear ($250 to repair)

Current AC is not working consistently. Sometimes it works great, other times it barely cools.

Front brake rotors are slightly warped and will eventually require replacement.

Poor reception with radio in canyon areas. Probably due to the antenna being in the rear window.

The CD player will not play home recorded Compact Disks.

The battery required replacement which was costly due to the fact the battery is buried under the airfilter and can only be accessed from under the car through an access panel in the fender well. ($70 for battery plus $80 labor to remove and replace.

Poor range on key-less remote. Need to be within 5 ft for it to work properly.

Gas springs for the trunk need replacement. Dealer has quoted $40 each ($80 total - does not include installation labor) for the two parts.

General Comments:

Things I like about the car:

Roomy and comfortable.

Attractive body style and color (have received numerous positive comments)

Great leather seats.

Good gas mileage on 87 octane gas (23 mpg around town, 29mpg highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th June, 2004

1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L from North America


Poor Quality. Poor resale value. I'm through with Chrysler


Check Engine Light Come On for no reason.

Had to replace rack and Pinion.

Had to replace Tie Rods.

Had to replace Condenser (twice).

Had to replace Evaporator Coil.

Had to put in two new sensors.

Had to to replace control head.

General Comments:

This car is becoming a real money burner. Still looks good and runs good (when it runs). I 'm tired of putting Money into it. Every time a warning light goes off, it costs me $1,000! Is there a way I can address my "Check Engine" Light myself versus taking it back in to the dreaded Chrysler Dealership.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd February, 2004

15th Jan 2005, 07:53

Yes you can get a device they sell on ebay for 40.00 a scan tool.

1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2 from North America


A ok car with very high maintenance cost


Air Conditioner went out at about 75K miles.

Only the rear passenger window works. The drivers side window constantly becomes untracked, the passenger front hasn't been down in over 2 years. I refuse to buy a 4th motor for it. The drivers rear will work on occasion so I just leave it up.

The trunk will not stay open unless I prop it up with a stick or a pole.

The trunk weather stripping allows rainwater to collect in the spare tire well so after heavy rains I have to soak up the water or deal with a mildew odor.

The overhead console flashes on and off.

After about 50K miles, not one interior light was working so I have to use a flashlight in case I want or need to see inside the car after dark.

The remote entry system is no longer remote, it has stopped working.

Sometimes the sunroof won't open, the headliner for the sunroof is losing its battle with gravity.

Brakes are horrendous, the pads seem to need to be replaced at least 2 times a year.

General Comments:

The car is not a bad car for the small amount of money I have now decided to put into its upkeep.

Its still reasonably fast.

Gas mileage is ok for a car with this many miles on it and no tune up.

It handles well and the engine remains strong.

For the most part the issues I have seems to be mostly with the electrical system.

One thing I would have liked on this car is illuminated controls for the cruise control buttons. Its hard to set at night especially now that I have no interior lighting.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd February, 2004

25th Jun 2004, 07:09

It is very easy to replace the unit yourself. All you need is a Philip's screw driver and a socket wrench.