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1990 Chrysler Saratoga 3.0L V6 from Ukraine

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired178000 kilometres
Most recent distance184000 kilometres

Summary:

EXCELLENT

Faults:

Bushings, silent-blocks, some rubber parts of the suspension got to be replaced as nobody ever did that before;

Oxygen sensor; (never ever replaced since 1990!)

Some oil leaks;

Head light was replaced to xenon due to that original halogen one is too dark for bad roads in Ukraine;

General Comments:

Excellent car for city and long-distance trips. Saratoga is a Home Sweet Home!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2004

1992 Chrysler Saratoga SE 2.5 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen BX

Summary:

Business-class traveling for economy-class prices

Faults:

Since I own it: nothing (yet).

General Comments:

I bought it at a Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer. It has always been well maintained (every 10.000 km) by the previous owner. I'm the second owner.

Cosmetically the car is a disaster: damage on the left front-fender, scratches on the weirdest places and cigarette burns all over the interior.

Saratoga's are very cheap to get in the Netherlands. I had to buy a cheap car quick because my wife needs a car for her job as well and she truly hates the Saratoga's looks. So she's using our other car. Fine with me! I've always had a special place in my heart for US cars (owned an 87 T-bird a few years ago). I drive the Saratoga to work, which is 240 km each day.

If the car wasn't in such a terrible state I would keep it, but I will sell it within a few weeks time.

The Saratoga is very comfortable, quiet, and has perfect road handling. The power-steering is perfect: not too much not too little.

The switch for the interior-light has the most logical place that I've ever seen: integrated in the headlights-switch. Pull=headlights on and turn it to the left=interior-light on. Brilliant!

The car is relatively small on the outside which makes it easy to park. The interior-space is impressive, especially with the backseat down.

I'm sorry that I have to sell it in a few weeks time because this car makes me feel very secure on our overcrowded roads filled with speed-devils. But I have to get something newer. I can't afford to be stranded on my way to work.

To me it's traveling first class in this fine car. 110 kilometers an hour with Hank Williams on the car-stereo. Who could ask for more?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th March, 2004

1990 Chrysler Saratoga 3.0 SE 3 Litre from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 kilometres
Most recent distance238000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Ascona

Summary:

OK car when you like the model

Faults:

I bought the car with a broken transmission at 139000.

The head gasket blew at 154000.

Apart from general maintenance and accidents (3) I had no structural problems with this car.

General Comments:

For Europeans it's a cheap American car which drives very good.

It doesn't have a spectacular performance.

It still looks very good after 13 years!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2003

1993 Chrysler Saratoga 2.5 Efi from Finland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Efi Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired147000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover Series 3

Summary:

Make`s me smile and feel at home

Faults:

Engine run very often roughly due to various causes related to the electrical system, ventilation, filters, fuel system and exhaust system.

Radiator is quite rusty and many of the pipes need to replaced.

Brakes need much attention, but once a year will usually do.

Parts are heavily over-priced and the dealerships are nothing to be proud of.

Rear ligths have some bad connections.

Head gasget blew at 220,000 km, but maybe due to a bad assembly.

Trunk lid lever not functioning.

Exhaust pipe assembly needs much attention.

Rust is starting to show under the doors and the body.

Some problems with the wipers and washer.

Light switch replaced.

Speedometer and oil pressure meter failures occur.

Rear shocks replaced.

General Comments:

Driving is relaxing, fun and reliable.

Every penny`s worth and then some.

This good looking and feeling old lady is full of good vibrations (in addition to good music in your player).

Saratoga is a member of the family and will remain as one for a long, long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2003

1989 Chrysler Saratoga Luxe 2.5 from Belgium

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

American build means comfort

Faults:

Engine mounts had to be replaced, but further not particular problems.

General Comments:

If you're looking for a reliable, a very comfortable, and cheap American car... this is the best for your buck.

I loved driving this car so much that I'm looking to buy one as a second car.

The drive is just great, and smooth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2003

1990 Chrysler Saratoga ES 3.0 V6, gasoline from Czech Republic

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6, gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired182000 kilometres
Most recent distance205000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 600

Summary:

Cheap and reliable luxury carriage

Faults:

In general, nothing.

Brake shoes were replaced.

Some small rust is on the body shell.

For 12 years old the car is in good condition.

General Comments:

This car is really comfy, it's fully loaded with all possible options (all power, leather, A/C...).

Brakes are little bit weak for such a heavy car, but still OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 10 reviews