2nd Sep 2004, 17:39
The Concorde lxi 2000 is a beautiful car to look at and very comfortable to ride in. Hit 100thousand miles and boom, the bottom falls out of your love affair with you'r car. Go get an alignment and be prepaired to hear you'r cradle bushings are disintegrated, causing cradle to shift while breaking. A piece of plastic the size of pencil snaps on the sunroof preventing it from closing all the way and boom,$1,000.00 dollars to repair. Driving around town and a smell not unlike cat urine is blowing out of the vents with what appears to be snowy condensation blowing on us. Air conditioner meltdown, boom $1,800.00.Rubber seals around headlight keeps popping out allowing water in. Windshield wipers have never worked right (replaced 5 times still not efficient).Driving down highway, hear a rapping noise, there goes the plastic piece between the hood and the windshield. The back door actuator makes a hideous sound when door locks or unlocks and dosn't work. Inner tire rod bushings have been replaced 3 times. I have a 15 year old Mercedes 300e that I still love. My next car will be an import. I cannot understand why America can build a space shuttle, but cannot build a car that will outlast the loan.
5th Feb 2005, 17:39
I would observe that two groups of astronauts are not inclined to agree that this country can build a reliable space shuttle. On the other hand I can see equally idiotic and dangerous mistakes in engineering and materials choices on many foreign cars--even reputable Japanese and German makes. I also love my Mercedes, which seems to suffer the least from these manufacturing foibles, but I still encounter frozen bolts and other hardware due to the effects of using steel bolts threaded into housings made of other metals...
Take your pick, I guess...
9th Dec 2005, 15:28
My wife loves her 2000 Concorde. However, at 60,000 the timing belt went while we were in the interstate and when it did, it damaged the valves. That was about a $2000 repair. Soon after, the AC quit and that cost about $1500. Last year the timing cover cracked and that cost us about $400. It's in the shop again for another timing cover at the same price. According to my very reliable mechanic Chrysler should take responsibility for the defective parts, but they refused. It will be on the market soon. I think I'll go Japanese. I never had to sink this kind of money into any of foriegn cars I owned.
4th Jan 2006, 18:34
December 10, 2005 - I am a 68 year old woman who really liked my 2000 Chrysler Concorde until now. While making a turn off of a very busy highway my car just died... no warning, no noise, no lights flashing... was towed into Chrysler dealership who checked it out and said that the engine had froze and would cost $7,100 to repair it as it had to be replaced. My car had regular maintenance and was kept in very good shape... it only had 85,300 miles on it. Called Daimler-Chrysler and they wanted nothing to do with it.. so I am out a car out the money I still owed on it. etc. No more Chrysler products for me.
12th Jun 2006, 09:08
I own a 2000 concord, beautiful looking, but the 2.71 engine is a nightmare. At 60,000 miles the timing belt and oil pump went out costing about $2,000. Now with no warning the engine has locked up and it will cost about $5,000 to have it rebuilt. Every mechanic I have spoken to has told me the 2.71 engine is a piece of junk, poorly designed and prone to this type of problem. I changed the oil every 3,000 miles, but apparently that has not helped. I have never had a car in my life where the engine just goes out with no warning.
16th Jul 2006, 23:40
Bottom line to all car owners - don't ever buy another Chrysler piece of junk car new or used. They're designed to put more $$$$$$$$ into Chryslers pockets while draining our own.
Bought a 2000 Concorde, really nice car, accomodating for the family. Only had the piece of crap for five months and put on a whopping 14000 miles on it, then it happened like everyone else, no warning, out goes the engine, now a just want to burn the car! Could you blame me for that. at any rate I'll sell the piece of crap for $1... LOL... Thanks a bunch Chrysler for building a piece of crap and profitting from it...
Jb in Texas.
2nd Mar 2007, 09:39
I've owned 2 Chrysler Concorde's, a 1994 and a 2000 model. For the most part, I've been very satisfied with both Concorde's. My 1994 was totalled in 2000 but I was able to get 125,000+ miles on it before the accident. When it came time to replace the car, there was no question that it would have to be another Concorde because of it's roominess. I still drive my 2000 and it has 164,000+ miles on it. After driving it 6+ years, I've just recently had the brakes redone, the A/C fixed, and I've had to replace the 2 rear door actuators. I'm getting ready to have the right front actuator replaced since it's begun to "whine and grind". The key to keeping both of these cars running, past the century mark, is that you have to keep up with the recommended maintenance schedule. What scares me the most is when the day arrives to replace the 2000 model... there just aren't many cars out there that come close to being affordable and roomy.
17th Jan 2008, 22:31
I made the mistake of buying a 2000 Chrysler Concorde back in 2004. I thought I was getting a great deal on it, I paid $7,000 and it only had 34k. I bought the car in Southern California, drove it 300 miles to Yuma AZ, took it to the local dealership to get the radio looked at (thought the internal amp may have been broken) and the oil changed, and they told me that I had blown the crank bearings and needed a new engine. Apparently the previous owners were unaware of the excessively high oil temp. and didn't run synthetic oil through it. The oil broke down so fast that it turned to sludge, causing the bearing to give weigh. Unfortunately California does not have a lemon law on private party auto sales, so I was out $7,000 with nothing, but a giant paper weight to show for it. The car sat for a year until my husband bought a rebuild 2.7 on eBay for $2,200. Three months later I was finally able to drive my car again. We ended up putting in an oil cooler to prevent it from happening again. I have since put about 25k on the new engine and there is already a slight ticking in the upper engine. Guess I just can't win with this one.
6th Mar 2008, 15:17
6th March 2008.
On July 18, 2006- I purchased a 2000 Chrysler Concorde LYX and little did I know I was sold a lemon. I paid $3100 hundred for that car and when I took it to be checked out because of a knocking noise, I was told that I needed to replace the engine. My heart stop, that was all the money I had. I was thinking about replacing the engine this year and paying about $3500 for it, but after reading your comments I'll be better off buying another car. So Thanks for saving me $3500 hundred dollars!!!