9th Jul 2001, 14:47
My Landau is my current Hell I am driving. It was literally owned by a sweet little old lady. I needed a low key commuter that I could leave in the parking lot and not worry about. (I had a really sharp custom Mercury that drew too much attention. ie Vandalism, police, etc) So far, my Landau has a new Transmission, fuel injector, horn, belts and belt tensioner. Where I hear people saying they "love Chrysler products" is amazing to me. I have a friend who owns a 1999 Neon. Paint peeled and the engine blew up. My sisters Ram, her headlights went out on the highway. 65 MPH pitch black, and everything went out. Don't even get me started on her Jeep. I am currently saving up for a new S-10. I will never own another Chrysler.
12th Jul 2001, 03:23
Chrysler makes some nice cars, I know. My grandparents own a 98 LHS that's pretty sweet. I however got the 92 Lebaron. It wasn't poorly designed in appearance and interior, but the engine and some other mechanics were not well thought out. My water pump went out, which was run by the timing belt (why'd they change it from the serpintine belt?) anyways, that caused my timing belt to break, but luckily they designed it so that the pistons and overhead cams wouldn't mess up. After fixing that I now have a shake when I slightly turn to the right. I haven't quite figured that out yet tho... might be the CV boot, also the paint is faded on top, which I need to get redone, and my left speakers(factory) don't come on anymore.
18th Jan 2002, 16:12
I had a 92 LeBaron and it only lasted for 3 months. That's not a very reliable car if you ask me. It only had 104K miles. I would NEVER and I mean NEVER buy a Chrysler again.
25th May 2002, 11:07
I have a '92 LeBaron Convertible. It's a blast! Has 158k on it, but you wouldn't know it. Got it at 85k. I always perform preventive maint, and regular fluid changes. Have never had a problem. I think the car is fantastic!
14th Aug 2002, 00:29
I am neutral about this car, I will never buy another Chrysler product again though. It was a red 90 LeBaron Convertible, a great lookin car, very sporty, and very powerful with the 2.2 TURBO. However the reliability bit the big one at 35,000 miles when my first head gasket blew, thank god it was under warranty (that time at least). After adding 20,000 more miles the head gasket blew again, only this time the engine overheated spun the #1 bearing and seized up. After replacing the engine with another 2.2 Turbo I felt the car would run trouble free for the rest of its days...WRONG! after blowing another head gasket I finally decided that if anything else were to happen I would sell the car. 3 months later the transmission quit. Sold the car 4 50 bucks with a new clutch, but no response from the transmission. The style of a Bentley, the build quality of a Yugo.
6th Sep 2002, 08:30
I have a 92Lebaron convertible and I LOVE this car! I think the main thing to keep in mind is that you must do regular maintanance on your car... you can't just ride it for 50,0000 miles without a tune-up or even an oil change. With regular up keep this car is a gem!
16th Sep 2002, 10:26
I have a 92 LeBaron Convertible. I bought it when it had 30,000 miles on it and now it has 106,000 miles on it. The transmission was replaced under warranty and a few little minor parts were replaced. I have always done regular maintenance and oil changes. I have really enjoyed this car. It's red with a black top and there is nothing like putting that top down on one of those Arkansas Spring days.
14th Jan 2003, 21:51
I own a 92 lebaron convertable. I purchased it from my dad when it had 130k on it. It know has 181k. So far my only problem has been the transmission. I have gone through 3 OF THEM!!!. Not very well engineered if you ask me. Other than that, it's a great car. Its quick, stylish, and for the most part reliable.
21st Mar 2003, 12:15
I currently own a 94 LeBaron Conv. with a whopping 33,000 miles on it. It's barely broken in, but I've already had the transmission go out. It is very unfortunate that Chrysler used such cheap parts on these cars. Although, I can't blame them entirely. After all, a lot of the drive structure of the newer models was Mitsubishi designed. Crossing import and domestic technology, in my experience, has never been a very good idea. On a brighter note, I've only ever driven Chryslers (including an 87 LeBaron Turbo and a Dodge Daytona Pacifica). I've had the usual problems you get with used cars, but I've enjoyed driving every one of them (which is what these cars are really about).
25th Sep 2007, 12:47
I own a '93 Chrysler Lebaron! Remember people, Chryslers are very cheap used, so poor people buy them and cannot afford to maintain them properly, plus they tend to beat the crap out of them. Then they sell them to the people who are complaining about them here. Anyway, I am proud to say that I have one of the very few Lebaron convertibles on which the 2 back windows still work properly! I've got the JAPANESE-BUILT MITSUBISHI 3.0L V6 (don't blame Chrysler for the way the engine was built, they needed a V6), it has 167,000 miles on it and it took a beating from the previous owner. I just put on 4 new struts & 2 front strut plates, tune up, oil change, changed the valve cover gaskets, the intake manifold gaskets, and did a recent (minor) trans repair (broken planet gear). I am now having the trans problem where it stays in 2nd gear occasionally, it's because the trans is in "limp mode" which usually happens with a bad (or no) trans computer, I'll replace it soon. It's not burning oil yet, but it's leaking from the crankshaft seal. The trick with the smoking oil-burning 3.0L engines is to fix the problem right after it starts, otherwise the engine will most likely overheat and lock up or blow after you replace the valve guide seals. I've got a custom red fabric roof that I'll be installing soon, my Lebaron is red so it'll look great (named her Red Baron). And remember people, the Lebaron is a poor person's nimble, reliable, and stylish convertible (except for the sedan and the hard top coupe) I know mine is.
4th Oct 2007, 16:06
I have a 1992 Labaron I purchased from my mother- in- law in 2006 that had 43,000 miles on it. After I replaced the rusted out exhaust system, put new tires on it, brakes and a good tune up I have driven it another 40K and have not had a lick of promlems with it. I might add it was well taken care of before I got it and I service and maintain on a regular basis.
I have gotten as high as 34 miles to the gallon on tghe 3.0 engine and so far it has been a great little work car.