1983 Chrysler LeBaron T&C Convertible 2.6 Liter 4 cylinder from North America


Fun, but hard to get someone to work on


The carburetor is the worst thing to have fixed. No one wants to touch the thing.

General Comments:

This car is a ton of fun, when it runs.

The fake wood trim is a great recall to the T&Cs of the 40s-50s.

The leather seats are comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2004

1983 Chrysler LeBaron Mark Cross 2.6 Mitsubishi from North America


Avoid the 2.6


Water pump seized the first day I had it.

A/C compressor locked up and blew the clutch.

Carburetor never worked right, even after two rebuilds.

Rusty floors.

Trip computer never worked.

General Comments:

I liked the car itself, very comfortable, and lots of trunk space for a convertible. But the 2.6 Mitsubishi engine is garbage. It's the only engine I ever saw mechanics refuse to touch! I'd recommend looking for one with the Chrysler four (2.2 or 2.5)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2004

9th Sep 2006, 11:57

I have a 1983 Woody Lebaron with 180000 mile never had to fix anything yet. But wear items, tires, oil changes, ect. What a good car this has been> K cars were some of the better ever built. 28 MPG.

21st Jan 2008, 05:45

Own a 1983 2.6. (woody convertable). Car had sit some ten years. Had trans rebuilt by trans shop, Chrysler dealer installed new shocks and struts for me no problem and windshield wiper links. Car is GREAT, Drive it every day, What you taking about? One bad car does not them all bad. Try another mechanic. Love mine, its fun to drive and gets 28/29 mpg.