You should know better than to take your car to the dealer for repairs. Dealers are going to take you to the cleaners! They charge you more... a lot more for repairs that an independent garage can do for a lot less $$$!
I suppose. The only thing I find with a dealership that can't be beat by an independent is same day service. Independent garages have held on to previous cars for 3 or 4 days before pulling it in to the bay, while I lose my shirt on a rental. So the "savings" equal out when a dealership has my car in and out the same day.
My 1993 Chrysler LeBaron Landau has always been a joy to drive. I've had the tranny repaired (under ext.warranty) in 1998 at about 48 thousand miles. Other than that I've had no problems with it. It now has 74 thousand miles on it and runs as new. I am a believer of oil changes and regular maintainance. It has new belts including the timing belt and all new hoses. I've had the cooling system flushed every 3 years and new antifreeze installed. An automobile is only as good as it's care. My LeBaron has never been abused in any way.
I think that the Lebaron is a great car! It is in a class all in its own and if I see another Lebaron I will buy it again.
I own a 94 Lebaron Landau... the car has been great for me with no major problems... It has 134,000 km's and has had a lot of parts replaced, but no major work... original transmission..
Have had to change the serpentine belt a lot, but have never had it come off or cause a problem.
I have treated this car extremely well and it has been a great find... I bought it for 5,000 six years ago, and at the time it had only 40,000 km and was a granny car in mint condition...
I think the quality of these cars is underrated.. some people complain of many problems, but these are the same people who drive the crap out the car or neglect in maintenance.. this is the most reliable car I have ever owned.. it has never broken down and never not started.