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1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles

Summary:

An all around show stopper

Faults:

Nothing (yet)

General Comments:

I am 17 years old and have searched for many cars over the last year in a $7,000 price range. When I went to a local Chrysler dealer I was instantly attracted to a 1997 LHS. This car fits me perfectly since I love old man cars. So far the car has been pretty good. I have only had to replace the battery, and tires. I recently put a huge system in the car. The vast trunk space makes it easy for my two 12 inch subs to fit. However installing the system was difficult because these cars have limited room in the engine to run a power card through to the inside. Overall I am trying to go for the most unique LHS in the world. My plans are 16" custom chrome wheels, tint all windows, LHS decal on upper windshield, and neon lights all over. This ride is already equipped with a sound system loud enough to shatter glass, a Detroit D on the back windshield, and two neon lights inside, and two neons outside. Wish me luck on my journey to make my car the pimpest LHS in the US.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2003

1st May 2003, 14:57

I'd like to see pictures when it's done!

17th Oct 2003, 14:19

I have the same year car, and I have done everything to it that you wanted to do. I put lights in and out of the car. I put 4-12" W6 woofers, and 2-1000\1. And I put 20" custom chrome rims. I also added cool chrome tint to all of the windows. It looked good, but I went through 5 alternators. The A/C control went out, the blower never shuts off. The turn signals just went out when driving out of town. Good luck.

28th Nov 2003, 22:08

Actually, a dual battery setup is MORE of a drain on the alternator!!! Den.

22nd Mar 2004, 18:50

Dude, you like old man cars too, you rock. My mom has one of these, it is badddd, the best part is turning off the trac control and flooring it. BURNNNN, it actually leaves marks, and I can really amaze the hell out of people.

1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 3.5
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

@ 25K power steering pump and idler pulley had to be replaced. Cruise control malfunctioned twice due to vacuum problems. Check engine light came on 5 times, unknown cause.

General Comments:

Good handling and powerful, killer a/c & sound system. Rides great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 3.5
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is my secound LHS. I love these cars. I had 95 then traded for a 97. The 97 model no longer has the trouble with the headlights at night. I do think that this 97 doesn't have quite the same guts as the 95, even though the engines are the same size. The car is loaded with comfort. The interior is huge. My husband is 6'2, and has more than enough room. The handling is amazing for such a big car. You have to learn to trust them, the speed they can take around a curve is stunning for their size.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 14 reviews