1990 Chrysler LeBaron Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1990 Chrysler LeBaron GT Highline Convertible 3.2L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.2L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carChrysler Cordoba

Summary:

Fun and sturdy American made car

Faults:

When trying to start the car, the key wouldn't turn - something went wrong with the key shaft and had to be replaced. Apparently that's fairly common with Le Barons, it happened to my mother's car as well.

This year, the fuel pump broke. The fuel filter was full and I wasn't aware of it, so it cost about $800 to repair - make sure to change it regularly!

The only real problem now is emissions. I live near Washington D.C. and it's a law that you have to have low-emissions vehicle, and it didn't pass this year. To fix it, it will be about $2000 - major work to the engine. Since I purchased the car for $2250, it's not even worth it to fix it.

Back left window does not roll down.

There must be a wiring problem now since the convertible top struggles, and the signals decide to come and go when they feel like it.

General Comments:

A great car! Despite a few flaws, minor problems, overall, worth every dollar.

I got this car for relatively cheap, gets me from point A to point B in style and comfort.

I'm now looking for a new car that has as much bang for the buck as this car did.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2003

1990 Chrysler LeBaron GT coupe 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles

Summary:

Couldn't ask for a better first car for my daughter. It was very good to her!!!

Faults:

This car was my daughter's first car. Lucky spoiled brat!!! It was loaded with every option except the convertible top. My first car had an auto trans, AM radio and heater. The only problems we had were a dead battery and a fuel pressure regulator, which caused the engine to flood at times. All maint. was brought up to date and it was a very good running vehicle. The only other problem was a pretty bad oil leak at the front cam seals. My daughter did a good job of quenching it's thirst for oil. I was very proud of her efforts in taking care of this car, especially since this was her first. Ironically, the person that bought it (an adult in his 40s) ran it out of oil about 4 weeks after he had it. Seems like my 18 year old daughter is more responsible with a car than a 40+ year old man. Oh well, his loss.

General Comments:

When I bought this for my daughter, I was jealous. At the time I was driving an 88 Daytona (nice car, but was in desperate need of a paint job) and an 89 Omni. Ditto on the Omni's paint. My wife and I now have his and hers LeBaron rag tops. In fact the wheels from the 90 were donated to my wife's 92. My daughter loved the car and was really happy with the power of the V6. After driving it for a year, she gave it back to me and bought herself a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. Being used to the V6 power, she wouldn't settle for the 4 cyl. Her Tiburon is a GTV6 model with an auto trans. My wife and I drove the 90 LeBaron for about a month, but with already having 2 other LeBarons and a 91 Caravan we decided that 3 vehicles was enough. We swapped rims (her 92 had 14" steel wheels with ugly wire wheel covers and the 90 had 15" aluminum white "wire basket" rims). We then sold it dirt cheap. If I would have known that the buyer was going to "burn up the engine" we would have kept it. I hate to see a good car go to waste.

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

Review Date: 11th December, 2002

1990 Chrysler LeBaron Premium 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired116257 miles
Most recent distance127865 miles
Previous carDodge D250

Summary:

Highest quality for the price

Faults:

The only problem I have encountered was bad tires and shocks. The carpet was stained, but in excellent condition.

General Comments:

The Chrysler Le-baron outperforms cars placed in the same class, with stock equipment.

The designers and engineers at Chrysler did an excellent job with the 1990 Premium Le-baron (code J51).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2002

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 14 reviews