1986 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible 2.2L from North America
This is one Great Looking Ride!
Developed a small oil leak after 800 miles.
I always wanted one of these. My buddy had one when we were teens.
It is a very nice looking car.
This is not the turbo model so it could be a little faster and the steering could be tighter.
I use it for getting around town and I don't need to go very fast. When the top is down, the car looks so nice, it's fun to drive slow :)
The gas mileage is good and it will probably pay for itself by taking over some of the driving from our large family car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2005
8th Sep 2015, 20:54
We, my wife and I, have had a 1986 LeBaron Turbo (new off the lot) for close to 30 years and it's still going strong at 204,312 miles. We have it serviced at regular intervals, keep it garaged out of sun and maintain the servicing as required. Have spent only about $4K on various issues over those years.
Gets 21 miles in town and 26 on the highway. Almost what the current new cars get. We have been told it's a classic and as long as it is providing the quality of service we get from it, we'll keep it. Our children said we should buy a new car and ditch this one (time to change the will).
Oil changes every 3K miles and regular tune ups when required. Most people just check their oil and top off. The very thing you shouldn't do if you want the sludge out of your engine. We have a neighbor who is a mechanic and he said that the engine on the 86' LeBaron is exceptional and he has serviced many that were neglected.
Let's hope we can still write a positive review in five more years of driving the Lee Ioaka (?) designed car of choice.