1994 Chrysler LHS from North America
Beautiful cars, but completely inadequate transmissions
Let me preface my remarks by saying that I am a Chrysler fanatic, all 3 of my vehicles are Chrysler/Dodge products however, I must admit some disappointment with the 94 LHS which I bought as an extra car.
The transmission in the LHS is its weakest point. You will end up replacing it, the only question is when. First problems appeared in the low 40K mile range and now at 58K miles, it is time to replace it.
Have not seen it in any other reviews, but the electronic brain on the ABS system on mine is fried. ABS and Traction lights blink and flicker at random and the pedal travel has been too great since this began at around 45K miles.
The washer fluid low light stays on in mine no matter whether the tank is filled or not... I saw another post indicating this problem also.
While the 94 - 97 body style LHS is the most aesthetically pleasing car I have seen made in the last 10 years, you better really love the looks of it to keep up with the repair bills. If you buy one, figure in a new transmission in your purchase price.
It does handle very nicely for a "large" car.
I am disappointed in the overall amount of road noise present compared to other "high end" American cars.
I drive mine hard (75 - 85 mph with many stops and starts) 32 miles each way each day and it does great in spite of this abuse, the engine is a total champ. If the transmissions were better, I would drive an LHS forever!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd July, 2002
13th Dec 2002, 21:37
I have a '94 LHS with 128000 miles. While I have not had any major problems its the little things that drive me crazy.
1. the washer fluid light is on all the time
2. the radio works, but there are no numbers and you have to guess what station you are on.
3. the antenna does not go down.
4 when I use the ice cold air-conditioner the back rug gets a inch of water on it.
Other than that, it is a great car.