1990 Chrysler LeBaron Landau Sedan 3.0L V6 from North America

Summary:

A comfortable, economical Ride

Faults:

The car had been it storage for 2 years when I bought it. So I had to replace the front brake flex hoses, the gas tank and straps as well as the muffler. All and all not too bad for sitting for 2 years.

Even the cost for the parts wasn't that much all that work done for under $1000.

General Comments:

This car out performs my old Cavalier Z24. The only problem I have with it is that the handling is on the soft side.

I like the digital dash display and the extra comfort in the seats. I've been told that there is more cushioning in my car than in some people's living rooms. Another thing is that I'm getting an average of 400-500km per tank of gas with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2005

18th Nov 2005, 02:57

That has to be the most ridiculously named car I have ever heard of. Thank God they don't have them over here in England.

25th Jan 2007, 13:59

Daft englishman they sell this car in england I should know I got one.

15th Oct 2013, 15:07

I owned one of these in England, and it's a completely brilliant car, well built and reliable. In four years use, I just had to change the engine water pump! It's funny that people who slag Chrysler off, usually have never owned them!! I've had a Neon, LeBaron, Voyager, Vision, and now the best ever, the 300C.

1990 Chrysler LeBaron Coupe 3.0L from North America

Summary:

I'll drive this car until it dies

Faults:

The rocker panels are completely rusted out, and rust repair panels are not available in Canada, or so I've been told.

It will hesitate under acceleration at times, transmission was rebuilt.

On warm days it will occasionally stall, perhaps an 02 sensor is required.

Interior is in great shape, all power options work.

General Comments:

This car drives very nice on the open road and is very comfortable.

Gas mileage isn't what I expected, averaging around 18mpg combined.

Headroom could be better, have to adjust the seats to see what's above.

For $1200, I'm not complaining.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th August, 2004

1990 Chrysler LeBaron Coupe 3.0L V6 from North America

Summary:

You get what you pay for

Faults:

I bought this vehicle from a backyard mechanic with 196,000k's on it.

Have had the car for 2 months and it now continually stalls in commuter traffic.

Don't have a clue as to what the problem is.

Comments?

General Comments:

The car is nice to drive, power everything, including air. But not very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st June, 2004

22nd Jun 2004, 10:47

Keep in mind it is a 1990 Chrysler Built car with 196,000K's on it.

13th Mar 2005, 02:39

It has 196,000 miles on it. of course it's not going to be reliable. Just put a newer egine in it. you can get some good deals out there on engines with as low as 50,000 miles on them. Mostly from totaled vehecles where the engine wasn't damaged.

1990 Chrysler LeBaron Coupe from North America

Summary:

Take good care of this car, and it will take good care of you

Faults:

The car is now fourteen years old, thus, it has shown some problems. When I first got it the only major problem it had was that the headlight doors would occasionally refuse to open. This can be fixed by turning a knob located in the hood of the car, but it is still kind of an annoyance.

The other thing that really bothered me about the car was that while the heater worked great, it had no air conditioning. A friend told me that it is because the car is lacking a belt, so this isn't a major flaw.

After about eight months of owning the car, something "major" finally happened. The car started dying in the middle of nowhere, especially if the engine was still warm. Everything turned on, but the car just wouldn't go anywhere and the "Check Gages" light would come on.

I took it to a repair place, which incidentally was the same place I originally bought the car. They found out that it was the transmission, and I had to get it replaced-- fairly pricey!

Not long after that, my car had another problem-- it wouldn't turn over. This came pretty much out of the blue. One morning I noticed it took a little longer than usual to start, and the next thing I know it's not even turning over. I had it towed away (again). This time it was a fuel pump problem. So I got a new fuel pump.

Then I started experiencing an issue where I would put my key in the ignition, and everything would blink on for about half a second and then die. The electric locks didn't even work anymore. This was the most easily fixed of the three problems, though-- we just cleaned the battery and replaced the screws for the battery. The screws were an obscure kind that we had to track down, however, but they weren't expensive.

The most recent problem it has had is this really odd quirk. There is a digital odometer (as well as the regular one) and it recently started doing this thing where once it reaches the number 8435, it resets itself back to 0 and the car starts to make the "beeping" noise that it makes if your seatbelt is undone or your lights are left on. Then the 0 turns into 8427 and you're back to square one when it hits 8435. It's really strange and I have no idea what causes this problem.

About the only other problem with this car is that is was made when Chrysler was having some serious issues, so the paint job is CHEAP and the body paint flakes off like crazy, especially when wet. Most auto shops know about this, though, and can recommend the exact color of paint for you to fix this problem yourself.

General Comments:

One might think that, considering all the problems I've had with this car, it is not much of a deal. On the other hand, I still love this car!

It has great acceleration and, interestingly, is in fact a "sporty" little car.

It comes with power windows, power locks, and power seats that you can easily adjust (and fine-tune) to fit all your little nuances, no matter if you're really short (like I am) or really tall.

The car is considerably roomy for a two-door coupe, and the seats are plush and comfortable.

The heater is GREAT, and I should know since I live in Montana where it is basically winter for six months of the year. It can be freezing cold outside, but within 5 minutes of being started it will be 60 degrees inside the car, and if you aren't careful it will be 80 degrees in there in another 5 or 10 minutes.

I put my own CD player in, but the speakers that the car comes with work great.

Now the weaker points:

Maybe it's just my particular car, but the turning ability really, really sucks. It's definitely not the greatest vehicle for maneuvering through parking lots or other tight spaces.

Early-90's Chrysler cars are notorious for having terrible paint jobs, and mine is no exception: before I had it repainted, it was practically half-gray. (White is the originally color.)

I've spent more money fixing the car than it cost for me to buy it.

It's not an oil or gas guzzler, but it doesn't stretch them out, either-- if you drive a lot, expect plenty of pit-stops.

Overall, it may not be the world's most perfect car, but considering its age, it has served me well. I am glad to own one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2004