2000 Chrysler Concorde LXI 3.2 Liter from North America


Luxury and performance, a very exciting car


Had minor air conditioning work done.

General Comments:

The 3.2 Liter engine puts out some serious power. When this thing revs up it sounds like a race-car. When stopping at excessive speeds however, the brakes can't handle it and overheat badly. I love this car and always look forward to driving it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2005

2000 Chrysler Concorde LXI 3.2 from North America


This is a very nice car which I would recommend to anyone


I have had really good luck with this car, experiencing only minor mechanical problems.

The headlight gasket pulls away from the light making for a poor appearance, but no functional problems.

The side door weather seals don't fit tightly, making for an excessive amount of noise at highway speeds.

The check engine warning light came on when the gas cap was not tightly screwed on, leaving me with a bit of a panic until a mechanic friend put the computer analyzer on and found the problem. There is no warning in the owner's manual about this type of thing.

The car has had one recall to replace one of the seat bolts on the driver's side. I did not have any problems before or after the work was done, so I can't comment on the supposed problem.

The front brakes went at 40,000 miles. After talking to several mechanics, I have learned that this car puts a higher than average stopping stress on the front disk brakes, so that they wear out before the rear brakes do. My mechanic tells me that this is at about a two to one ratio. The dealer gave me two different verdicts on the brakes during two different visits. I finally got the real story from an independent mechanic when I took the car in for an inspection.

Finally, the power door lock actuator on the rear passenger side quit right after the warranty ran out. I had to make two trips to the dealer's to get it fixed properly. The first time they left the child lock in place so that anyone sitting in that seat could not unlock the door, and the child lock could not be deactivated once the door had been unlocked from the driver's position. The second visit took about 1/2 hour to get it fixed.

General Comments:

Overall, this car has been extremely comfortable. It drives nicely and has enough power to pass most cars under normal conditions. It also holds the road well, even in wet conditions. The front wheel drive makes it very easy to correct for road conditions (read snow, ice, and wind), and to steer the car generally. The leather seats are very comfortable and not too hot in summer or cold in winter.

One very nice feature is the door panel behind the back seat fold down armrest that allows items to pass through from the trunk. This has permitted me to carry boards from the lumber yard, and to access small items in the trunk while on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2004

15th May 2004, 15:24

Couple of comments:

On any car, if you leave the gas cap loose, it will trip the check engine light.

And second, You went back to the dealer to have them flip the switch to un-lock the child lock?? You could have done this yourself in 3 seconds flat. On top of it all, you waited 30 min? Well, what ever floats your boat.

2000 Chrysler Concorde Lxi 6 cylinder from North America


Stick with Nissan, Toyota or Honda


The same month my warranty was up I developed a foul odor from the air conditioning system. Being a woman, I had no idea what the problem was and hoped it would disappear. Finally, when I took it for an oil change, I asked the mechanic and he told me that it was probably caused by mold, and that Chrysler has a kit to deodorize it. $90 later I still had the odor. I brought it back to the dealer and he deodorized it again. A week later I hear hissing and watched the freon escape into the car. I brought it back again and paid $70 to recharge the freon. I was told to drive around (in the winter) with the a/c on for 150 miles and bring it back. I did so and was told today that it's the evaporator and will cost approximately $800 to fix. The car is 3 1/2 years old, has 23,000 miles and is garaged everyday. It's used once or twice a week and on long drives.

General Comments:

The car is really beautiful, comfortable and has outrageously huge trunk room.

But, I'll never buy another Chrysler again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2003

10th Sep 2009, 12:46

Sorry, but anyone mentioning stay with Nissan, Toyota or any company, especially this comment, is playing the card that Japanese are better cars than American.

Sorry I don't buy that... and many Japanese like Nissan, Toyota or Honda have their problems. One of my friend's Nissan Altimas with 25,000Km; when driving the clutch failed, so no company is immune to problems.

10th Sep 2009, 16:12

To comment 16:25:

I would say her clutch failed so soon because she doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission properly.