1989 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible 2.0 from North America
Stylish, but costly to maintain
Head gasket blew.
I had to replace the engine.
Piston rod broke on second engine.
Replaced timing belt.
Cable to the rear left window snapped.
The fact that it was a convertible made the car. That's about the only thing I really liked about it.
The back seat is cramped.
It handled well in the snow.
Not really a lot of trunk space.
Extremely fun to cruise around in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th April, 2002
21st Nov 2005, 10:04
This review is a little off. Chrysler never made a 2.0 automatic for the Le Baron. The 2.0 was developed for the Neon. The Chrysler 4's were only 2.2 or 2.5 for Le Barons and other K derivatives and they are extraordinarily reliable if routine maintenance is done routinely (change the oil, replace plugs). If any engine is not maintained it will not last. There are many 2.2s and 2.5s with over 200,000 miles. I own one and it's a Le Baron convertible with a turbo. 210,000 miles and no major mechanical difficulties. Do not bash a car if you don't know anything about it and never took care of it.