2000 Chrysler LHS Reviews - Page 2 of 4

2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carChrysler LHS

Summary:

The Best Car EVER Produced!

Faults:

I have had virtually NO trouble with this car. I have owned it for about 20,000 miles of its life and all repairs and improvements have been voluntary.

The only "real" problem have experienced is one front strut went out and replaced. From what I understand this is a normal repair at 90,000 miles.

Also, minor things like door trim have been replaced and trunk struts.

Of course it should be noted I maintain my vehicles meticulously.

General Comments:

This car has exceeded EVERY expectation I could ever have had.

The performance rivals any car I have driven BAR NONE. Acceleration is powerful and smooth. Quite as a mouse and makes the most beautiful "Purr" on acceleration.

The ride is pristine, though I have put top end touring tires on it to improve the ride as well as top end struts.

Gas mileage is phenomenal for a large car like this. I get an average of 21.5 MPG. Much closer to 35 or 40 on the highway.

The inside is beautiful though I have added an after-market dash kit that is factory matched to the carbon wood trim already present. The details are op-notch. The gauges are a work of art. The leather interior still is in showroom quality at 90,000 miles.

The body and paint have held up perfectly. Not an imperfection can be found. It has NOT been garaged since I have owned it and it takes the Ohio winters like a trooper. After last winter our newer Ford SUV literally fell apart (Rust, nicks, dings, ect) on the first wash and the LHS looked like new with soap and water.

There are three cars in my household. My Chrysler, a Toyota and a Ford. I have watched the newer Ford (80,000 miles) and Toyota (35,000) fall apart while the LHS has run and performed like new. I would recommend the Chrysler line and especially the LHS to ANYONE! Truly the very best car ever made! I would never own anything except a Chrysler.

My sister also owns an LHS (much older 1994) and it has performed equally well. She can destroy a car in one year (no matinence, no care, no respect) and her LHS still looks and runs great. It is the only car she has not been able to destroy. And that is a compliment of the highest order to any vehicle, trust me.

I have seen LHS's in my area for sale with 200,000 ++++++ miles on them and still running like a Swiss watch. When looking for mine I came across one with 350,000 miles and still running and looking perfect! Tell me another Make that can boast that???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2007

2000 Chrysler LHS from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles

Summary:

For $31,000 I was taken to the cleaners

Faults:

The body of this car has not held up:

It is beginning the rust on the hood.

The molding around the doors has shrunk, making it noisy inside the car.

The molding around the headlights shrunk.

The "chrome" on the door is bubbling.

The caps on the wheels have rusted and fell off.

The tires will not hold air!

General Comments:

My car is a 2000 with 54000 miles and it has been stored in the garage at all times when it is not being driven and the body is still falling apart. I am very upset by the fact that all of the issues noted above are common problems for the LHS, but the manufacturer has refused to take responsibility for these problems. The tire issue is a safety issue and there should have been a recall for this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th May, 2006

10th May 2006, 17:21

Sounds like some pretty cosmetic problems. Just be glad you haven't had any major engine problems.

24th Jul 2006, 17:48

Exactly the same issues, exactly. I only have 30,000 miles.

For some reason I still love it.

4th Sep 2006, 13:13

We've got a 99 LHS, we've had some electrical issues with the car (lots of electronics on this one) A/C condenser went. headlights hazy and rubber around headlights shrunk. Other than that my wife loves this car, it will be hard for her to trade it in.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 12 reviews