1990 Chrysler LeBaron Premium 3.0L V6 from North America


Great Sunday Cruiser


Alternator, tires, shocks and battery had to be replaced when I got the car.

So far, nothing else has gone wrong.

General Comments:

I got this car as a gift from my grandpa, it was originally a Texas car where it stayed there from 1990-2006. When my grandpa sold his house in Texas, he moved it to Manitoba where it sat in storage for over 3 years. My Grandpa then gave it to me, because he couldn't keep it in the storage unit it was in any longer.

This is by far the most luxurious car I have ever owned. It's the Premium model, which was the highest model you could get in the '90s. It does have the leather delete though...

This car has the 3.0 V6, which puts out about 160HP and 140 lbs-ft of torque. This was fairly powerful by '90s standards. The car does use the power well though, and can beat most cars off the line with ease. The best part is it gets fantastic gas mileage, I average about 32MPG when I drive it. The car is also still fairly sporty even today, and has as much options as today's 'fully loaded' cars minus the back up cams and built in nav. The interior also feels sporty, yet classy. It's also nice to drop the top down on those hot days.

Surprisingly enough, the car still gets lots of looks even though the car is 19 years old. The LeBaron mostly gets used on hot summer days and on Sunday cruises, other than that, this beauty is in the garage or getting waxed! If you want something sporty, yet classy enough to pull up to fancy places, this car is for you!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2010

2nd Sep 2022, 16:40

Friend had one of these (same year and spec) when he stayed in the USA about 10 years ago, said it was a good car. Do you still see many on the roads nowadays?

3rd Sep 2022, 20:07

No. Every now and then a convertible, probably used occasionally on warm summer days like the car on review. These rattle traps didn't have the best of build quality and I'm surprised at the miles of the reviewed car.

1990 Chrysler LeBaron 4dr Coupe 3.0 from North America


Would never buy again


Torque converter shuttered when I got it.

The valves ticked and tapped a lot, not just when started cold.

The floor pans were completely rotted out and frame had significant rotting.

Inner fender-wells were rotted and the front tires flung water into floor pan area.

When I hit a moderate size puddle going 45MPH, the car completely stopped running. The ignition is easily exposed to moisture causing it to fail and the car to die, only to restart in 5 minutes or longer.

Water leaks in trunk, windshield and windows.

One day on the way to work the torque converter failed while cruising at 45mph. Not worth fixing. Paid $1200, then 6 months later scrapped it for $200.

DO NOT BUY THIS CAR, I almost lost my job due to this junk.

General Comments:

Seats were very comfy and it had a cup holder!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th August, 2008

1st Jul 2011, 01:05

If you only paid 1200 for this car, why are you complaining?

You should be lucky it lasted as long as it did for that price. Honestly!

1st Jul 2011, 08:23

Hmm, did you even look at the car before you bought it? I know you didn't test drive it.

27th Dec 2014, 12:18

The car was obviously not taken care of by the previous owner(s). And paying $1200 for a rusted out pile of junk was his fault.

I currently have a 90 convertible, and the only complaints I have is that mine has an oil leak and the odometer stopped working. The car is damn near 25 years old, so you can expect, at the very least, small things to go wrong.

27th Dec 2014, 17:53

Should have been able to get more than $200 for it.

That four-door coupe is a pretty rare body style.

10th Jan 2017, 05:38

Rare does not always equate to valuable.