Affordable luxury with a splash of style
The rear air shocks have a magnetic sensor built into the passenger shock. This turns on a compressor mounted behind the passenger shock. Like all shocks, these will fail over time. The downside is that there is no aftermarket equivalent, and Chrysler wants >$400. You cannot just replace the shocks with normal passenger shocks without changing the springs too (you'll still sag).
Normal wear items such as struts, tires, and brakes have been replaced (as expected).
I also had a single rear wheel bearing, and the power steering sector replaced.
The relay for the radiator fans, as well as the associated sensors, also have been replaced.
I love the overall style of this car.
Comfort for both front and rear passengers is amazing. This is an excellent car for long drives (I drove 2 hours a day to/from work).
The instrument cluster is well organized, however the radio is poorly located. The display is blocked by the shifter. This may be due to my seating position.
Despite high-quality struts, tires and shocks ($1000 investment in all), the overall ride is not as smooth as desired, but it is still better than most.
I replaced the rear shocks with Monroe air shocks and wired a momentary toggle switch to inflate and deflate the shocks. This corrected the rear sag, and increased ride performance.
I love the 10-way adjustable leather seats, that the rear windows go all the way down, that all interior panels are covered in either leather, vinyl or felt, having ZERO wind noise with all windows down, having a self-closing trunk, and the speaker layout allows for an excellent sound system.
This car can be seen at: www.cardomain.com/id/keep_hope_alive
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2004