1987 Chrysler LeBaron SE 2.5L from North America




I've had to repair the gas lines at 5400km.

I've repairs the power steering after there was a hose leak at 56000.

Regular up-keep.

General Comments:

This car is great and not expensive.

I have very little problems with it and the problems are usually cheap to fix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2006

1987 Chrysler LeBaron GTS 2.2 4 Cylinder Engine from North America


An excellent vehicle if it is lovingly cared for


The Transmission is beginning to slip, but it is the original Transmission and this is a common LeBaron trait.

The Exhaust is also original and should be replaced within the next few months because Father Time and the New York State weather has taken a beating to it.

The Glove Compartment, Turn Signal/Windshield Wiper Lever, and something else unknown rattles when the car is Idling.

The Dome Light does not work unless you open the Back Door of the vehicle.

One of the Back Doors does not open from the outside or inside of the car.

There was a small Gas Leak that was coming from the Fuel Pump, but it stopped leaking a few weeks ago and why I don't know.

The Fuel Door does not open by its Lever anymore and must be pried open with a Key.

General Comments:

I have been very pleased with my Chrysler LeBaron GTS.

It has been extremely reliable and it never leaves me stranded.

I get phenomenal Gas Mileage and I can drive 124 miles on a half tank of gas.

I used to bad mouth Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler cars, but this vehicle has proved me wrong.

This car is pretty quick on the Expressway/Highway.

I would consider buying another one if it was meticulously maintained and had low mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2006

19th May 2006, 21:33

I am the original poster of this review and I just wanted to let everyone know that my 1987 Chrysler LeBaron GTS is still going strong! She just hit 115,000 miles today! The most recent work that I have had done to the car is a Coolant Pipe replacement, which only cost me $92. My father and I repaired my slipping Transmission with Lucas Anti Slip and Transmission Fluid. That only cost me $8 and I have no more Tranny problems. I had to have the Back Windshield replaced because a teenage kid thought it was really fun to throw a 90 pound rock through it. The Window and Installation only cost me $125, believe it or not!

13th Aug 2006, 23:47

Sadly, I had to get rid of my 1987 Chrysler LeBaron GTS on July 23rd. I brought it to my mechanic before hand and he told me that the car needed a new fuel sending unit. Also, the undercarriage was rotted out and he told me to call the nearest junk yard. He said that the LeBaron was not worth investing a small fortune into. I took his advice and I contacted a gentleman who buys junk cars. He gave me a mere $50 for the car and he drove it a good long distance with gas leaking out of it back to his scrap yard. If it wasn't for the heavily rusted undercarriage and the gas leak, I would still be driving the LeBaron today. It was a very dependable vehicle and it achieved excellent gas mileage in the mid 30s, not joking! Anyways, I replaced it with a 1993 Nissan Sentra XE.

1987 Chrysler LeBaron Station Wagon 2.5 from North America


A pretty good older car


There is something screwy with the fuel injection.

Very hard to start in the winter.

There's something that drains the battery if you don't disconnect it when you park.

It's also missing a shift indicator. An auto shop has been trying to get one for me from the dealership, but none of them have the pointer in it.

General Comments:

This is a really tough car because with all that was wrong with it when I got it, it still ran.

So there are a lot of little things that can be a pain to deal with, it just takes some getting used to.

Overall I am impressed with the car because of how tough it is and it does have a lot of nice extras that most new cars don't even come standard with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2004

30th Jul 2004, 21:44

I have an idea why it's hard for you to start the car in the winter - there's a Chrysler Technical Service Bulletin on it in fact! There's something called a "Map Sensor" that reads the temperature, humidity, etc., and adjusts the fuel injection accordingly. Well, it's located INSIDE the cabin! So if you live in a place that's c-o-l-d in the winter, the sensor adjust for a warm cabin, and not necessarily for a sub-zero engine engine compartment. The "fix" from chrysler puts the sensor in the engine compartment. Might be worth a try for you.

14th Jan 2010, 16:42

I have a 1987 Chrysler LeBaron with automatic adjustable rear shocks. The switch has failed. Any idea to get another one or fix it?