2000 Chrysler Concorde 2.7 from North America


A financial nightmare


The rods went bad at 25000 miles in the engine.

The electric door lock motors need replaced.

Rubber trimming on back doors pulled away from window.

Rubber trimming around headlight pulled away from headlight.

Window in driver door broke away from track... clips weak.

Had tires rotated... front tires worn within 2 years.

General Comments:

This car may be appealing to look at, but neither the dealers nor the corporation stand behind their product.

Was told by both dealer and corporation that engine had a build up of sludge and metal shavings and that the car lasting 3 years was a good value and I was lucky.

Dealer and corporation both refused to assist in the repairs even though engine has only 25,000 miles on it.

Had vehicle in dealership for service with check engine light on one month before engine blow, was told nothing wrong by service department.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th September, 2003

2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7 from North America


Waste of money


The 2.7l engine quit at 61000 miles, no warning at all, Chrysler will not fix it because of build up of sludge, I have all oil receipts to prove I maintained it.

General Comments:

I think Chrysler should make good on all the 2.7l engines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th September, 2003

23rd Jul 2004, 12:40

The same thing happened to us with our 2000 Chrysler Concorde that we have only had for one year. At around 64,000 miles, it developed a rod knock in the bottom of the engine. They refuse to honor a three year warranty, putting the blame on us, even though we did regular oil changes. The engine is full of sludge.



2000 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7 Liter DOHC from North America


Power that is about as abundant as it's cabin


We haven't had this car very long, but not much has really went wrong with it. One problem is poor sealing around the driver's side taillight. This causes the spare tire well to fill up with about 2 inches of water. I took it to the dealership and explained the problem to them. They wouldn't listen to me (even though I was the one in a closed trunk with a flashlight), instead they insisted it was the trunk gasket. Needless to say, it still leaks because I'm not paying for a taillight.

Another small problem is that every so often the interior lights would come on for no reason. I turned the dial down on the interior light switch and it hasn't done it since then.

The headlight gaskets are poorly made and pull away from the headlight housings.

One big problem was that twice the car had completely died. No radio or lights or anything. Had we been driving on a major road it would've been catastrophic. Turns out the battery terminals were extremely corroded. The weird location of the battery (the passenger-side fender well) prevents you from checking the battery.

I have already had to replace the front brakes due to vibrations through the steering wheel. According to the dealership, the brakes on the Concorde are "mediocre" at best.

Lastly, every so often the driver side window will not roll down as if the switch is going bad.

General Comments:

Despite the few problems we've had, the car more than makes up for it in comfort, efficiency and power.

Low end torque is sparse, but makes up for it in it's passing gear all the way up to red-line. Very impressed such a big vehicle could accelerate as well as this car does in higher engine speeds.

Ride quality is very plush, but firm enough to challenge the curves. Although road noise is more pronounced at higher speed turning.

The interior is very roomy and luxurious appearing. Yet, your reminded that it's no Cadillac with it's few cheaply made plastic interior pieces and more than tolerable road and wind noise.

Chrysler's forward cabin design makes for an odd placement of the pillars. Placing them awkwardly in front of the driver when turning in that direction.

Definitely not a car for the do-it-yourself guys. Checking or replacing the battery requires removing the air box and the passenger side tire. Headlight replacement requires loosening the entire front fascia to take out the headlight housing. Just to name a few. Aftermarket parts, forget it. You're very limited in any restyling or performance upgrades and it doesn't appear this will change.

The Concorde encompasses you in inexpensive luxury and beautiful, well defined lines. It appeases to both young and old alike through styling that is uniquely Concorde. Sure, it has it's share of quirks, but the amount this car gives you begs you to overlook them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2003

14th Jan 2005, 00:03

If you don't want to loose all your money sell it ASAP.

19th Apr 2006, 11:01

I also have a 2000 Chrysler Concorde LXI model and have the same problem with water in the trunk spare tire wheel well. Just discovered it yesterday and will try the in the trunk thing to see where the leak is. Another problem which has been very annoying is a gear turning sound when the steering wheel is turned. It doesn't happen all the time which makes it harder to prove, but the dealership has replaced the clock spring, re-lubed the steering wheel column and now they say it's the power steering box. Since it's been in the shop more than in the driveway I'm extremely leery on having them attempt another repair. Othere than that it's a great running and riding car.