1992 Chrysler LeBaron Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired182000 miles
Most recent distance187200 miles

Summary:

Three Words "Fast and Furious"

Faults:

I had to replace the gas pump.

I replaced windshield wipers.

Horns broke. Honked it too many times.

General Comments:

I have had minor maintenance problems with this car. Surprisingly since it has such high mileage. It is very fast and catches peoples eye. I love it. Its sleek form makes it even more of a classic.

My next project is going to be a repaint job. Not because the paint is bad at all or anything, I just want to made it look sweet. I am thinking black or dark purple base with lightning bolts on it. With underlaying lights. I also want to get my horn redone. I was thinking a semi horn. There is just so much you can do with this car to make it look even hotter.

Once my engine blows which hopefully doesn't happen, but I am going to put a new engine in it.

I love this car and have had no problems with it.

FYI the gas pump got clogged because it had been sitting for a year with gas in it and was never used. The gas got gross and clumpy and clogged it. And the windshield wiper was kind of my fault. Oops. And the horn too. I kind of laid on it and probably busted it. So far the problems haven't been the car it was the people using it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2004

1992 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired156580 miles
Most recent distance171987 miles

Summary:

A sleek and stylish quick convertible

Faults:

Convertible top has holes and leaks when it rains.

Transmission is rough.

Tachometer doesn't always work.

Speedometer doesn't cut on every now and then.

Timing belt replaced at about 170,500 miles.

Can't lock or unlock doors from outside with key.

Trunk release doesn't work.

Rear quarter windows don't work.

Front leather seats are torn to shreds.

General Comments:

I know that's a long list of things that have gone wrong with this car, but the people that owned this car before me didn't maintain it very well.

I can guarantee that when this car was brand new it was very nice and could probably smoke any other car in it's class out on the road.

The top doesn't go down anymore because it is in such bad condition, which really sucks when you have a convertible and you can't even put the top down during the summer. It does leak when it rains, but it doesn't get on me. Just the passengers.

The transmission in this car isn't that great, but everybody knows that Chrysler isn't known for making the best transmissions, though they do make nice cars. It is an electronic 4-speed automatic tranny, but it does this really weird thing sometimes where it shifts into 2nd gear and you can't go any faster, so you have to pull over the side of the road and restart your car. The problem goes away though.

The Mitsubishi 3.0L V-6 is still pretty quick for a 12 year old motor. It packs quite a punch for a 141 horsepower v-6, which is nothing special by todays standards, but was quite nice in 1992. It does 0-60 in 12 seconds which is very shameful for a V-6, but brand new it did it in 9 flat. When I push the petal all the way to the floor, you can definitely tell this car has some power in it. It roars rather loudly and feels great when you gun it. It kinda scared me the first time I did it because the engine is usually pretty quiet and mild, but when I put the petal to the floor, it was soo loud.

In general, this is an overall good car considering the condition it's in plus the fact that it's older than my 11 year old sister. I love this car, and it's very dependable. During the winter it cranks like brand new even when it's freezing outside. It gives me trouble in the summer, but I can live with it. This is just a very well built-to-last car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2004

23rd Apr 2006, 15:27

I have had this same problem and there is a speed sensor on the top of the transmission to the left right under the battery. This will make the car get stuck in first or second and you will have to restart the car. cost is about $26.00 at any part store and solved my problem. Verry simple to replace, about tem minuites.

13th Sep 2006, 12:16

I had the same problem with the lock. There's a plastic coating on the hook thing that keeps the door closed. The coating was coming off and jamming enough to not allow it to be locked from the outside. Eventually, I couldn't even open my driver's side door from the inside. Once I took the coating off, the door worked like new. It's a white kind of thick coating. Hope that might help you!

1st Nov 2006, 10:56

I have a 92 Chrysler Lebaron and the transmission needs to be replaced. How do I find out what transmission I need, and what other car transmission can I used to replace the old one.

Sonny.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 8 reviews