1990 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0 liter V6 from North America
Smart buy and reliable
I've only replaced the starter, rebuilt the transmission, new radiator and got a new top. That's it!! AFTER 16 YEARS!!! Plus things like tires and brakes of course.
The paint is still shiny, but its starting to flake is some spots (outside parking).
One of the quarter windows doesn't move so that needs to be fixed.
Since 1991 the car has only let me down twice; stranded in a parking lot when the starter went out (1996) and stalled when going through deep water -stupid move.
Yikes! So many negative reviews.
I bought my 1990 LeBaron convertible in 1991 and its still going strong. The 3.0 liter V6 is silky smooth and acceleration is great. The ride is also smooth.
The interior is somewhat plasticy, but the design is A1 (for that period). The buttons for lights and wipers on the gauge hood are very stylish.
If you take car of a car it will last a long time. (You must wash and wax regularly) and maintain the engine (regular oil change).
Now the car had been sitting for 5 months (I got a new car) so I put in a new battery and it started right up, no problem at all.
My years with my Chrysler has been excellent. I can tell you now I've put more money into my new car (1999 foreign model) in three years than all of my Chrysler years.
Oh yes, its time for new shocks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th November, 2006
31st Dec 2006, 22:44
If you have the guts, and the know-how to maintain, a vintage Chrysler with a 3.0 will take you many miles. They can be had cheaply, look for those owned by adults rather than teens, and are easy to fix if you have patience.
Remember though, these cars are well into their second decade on the highway, a feat not welcomed by any manufacturer. So your best bet after purchasing one is to make friends with your closest pick & pull wrecking yard. Stock up on things and store them away. You'll find brakes and pipes easy enough, but you'll never find an on the dash turn signal switch at any parts store, dealer or otherwise.