1999 Chrysler Concorde LXI V6 from North America


A car with great looks, but garbage under the hood


Plastic shield between windshield and hood flew off on the highway. Replacement after expired warranty: $125.

The engine cooling fan went out. Cost for replacement, labor, and various parts covered under warranty: $600.

The air conditioning system needed replacement twice while under 70,000 miles. Total cost if car had not been covered under warranty would been about $3000.

Currently needs transmission re-build or replacement, two months past warranty. Cost at dealership: $2000.

Two of the four power windows needed fixing. This was not covered under warranty. Cost $550.

Losing oil due to leaking oil pan seal. Again not covered under extended warranty.

Cost: $250.

Shift cable snapped while putting car from park into reverse, not covered under warranty. Cost: $75 towing + $300 = $375.

Total expenses not including standard oil changes, transmission fluid, brakes, and tire: $6900.

Cost of used car: $13,000

Cost of repairs: $6900

Total: $19,900.

General Comments:

The car is comfortable, spacious, sleek looks, and a decent sized engine. For all the perks, this car is quite affordable, but there are hidden costs.

I had heard that Chrysler improved its reliability since its merge with Daimler, but every Chrysler my immediate family has owned has had needed both the air conditioning and transmission replaced while still being relatively new. This has been the case with seven different cars and minivans.

If you decide to buy a Chrysler I recommend you sell or trade it in before 40,000 miles. Even so be ready to shell out some money for repairs.

This car has a lot of great features at a low price, but the cost of frequent service on the car far outweighs its positive attributes.

While the extended warranty paid for about half of the above expenses, dealerships often found excuses not to honor warranty despite supposed being coverage.

I will never buy another Chrysler product again.

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

Review Date: 15th February, 2005

16th Feb 2005, 11:59

Yes I agree--the Chrysler Concorde is nice, but is garbage under the hood.

Last year my husband bought a 1993 Concorde for $1000.

Beautiful car. I loved the leather seats and roomy interior. It had rebuilt tranny.

But the overheating nightmare began the same week we bought it. Left us stranded many times. It lost coolant fast.

Anyway my husband ended up trading it to a GMC pickup truck. It had 250,000 miles on it, but it was better than the car!

Sorry about your bad luck.

1999 Chrysler Concorde 2.4 liter from North America


Sold it for $900 to the mechanic when the engine blew


In July I paid off the 5 year loan on my Concorde.

In August, the engine blew, with only 37,500 miles on the car.

After research with the dealer, independent mechanics, and on the web, I learned that Chrysler 2.4 liter engines are blowing out all over the world. A REBUILT 2.4 liter engine costs the same as a new one, because there are so few used ones that have not blown out there to rebuild.

So before you even think about buying this car, do a web search on "Chrysler 2.4 liter engine" and see what conclusion you come to.

General Comments:

Actually, I really liked the Chrysler cab forward cars. I had a 1995 Dodge Intrepid for four years before buying the Chrysler. Then the Concorde engine blew and cured me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th December, 2004

5th Dec 2004, 14:14

The concorde didn't come with a 2.4. Are you referring to the 2.7L V6? If so, it is a piece of junk.

6th Dec 2004, 07:57

For a minute I was realy confused. A four cylinder Concorde???!!!

Thanks for clarifying which engine the original writer was referring to.

1999 Chrysler Concorde LX from North America


Good car, but needs little work


Not long after we purchased this car the A/C compressor went out and right at this moment we have no air conditioning or a heater. The plastic piece near the windshield, on the hood, flew off on the highway. The car shakes when I slow down to turn or stop. The passenger side lock would make a funny noise when we would unlock or lock the car, but that was fixed. Granted it still is driving after hitting a deer, but everything was wrong with it before that incident.

General Comments:

The car is a great family car, plenty of room in the back so the kids don't kick the seats. The car has been all over the country and back again and is a very comfortable ride.

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

Review Date: 13th September, 2004