1993 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L V6 from North America

Summary:

A fun to drive family car

Faults:

This car has very few problems. The only major thing that went wrong was the air conditioner caught fire. This was fixed, and the problem was found to be caused by the two power wires touching each other.

The only other problem is about every 75,000 miles the oxygen sensor dies.

No other things have gone wrong besides the usual wear and tear of tires, etc.

General Comments:

I really like the fact that in our model the back of the rear middle seat can fold down, to reveal a built in baby seat. Then, if you only have adults with you, just fold it away.

This car is built for a performance person who has to take a family everywhere they go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2003

29th Dec 2003, 22:08

That's unbelievable mileage! I know it is impossible to keep a Chrysler on the road that long without spending a lot of money on repairs, but that is still something.

1993 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5 V6 from North America

Summary:

Very fun and comfortable car!

Faults:

I replaced the tires. The spring on the cup holder was broken so I replaced it. Drivers Door power lock switch pushed into door, but still works. The ceramic inside the catalytic converter is rattling.

General Comments:

It handles great around turns, acceleration is a dream and braking is very reliable.

The sound system from the Infinity system that's standard in the TSI is awesome.

The car is better that its sister models, the Intrepid and the Concorde. It's lighter, more luxurious on the inside with the leather seats. It's head over heels above the Intrepid then and now.

It definitely has one of the more sporty looks that Chrysler has ever put on a car (besides the Viper).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2003

1993 Eagle Vision TSi 3.4L 24 Valve from North America

Summary:

Buy the shop manual and drive hard until it disintegrates

Faults:

Problems over the last 9+ years that have averaged about $100/year in parts outside of oil, brakes, belts, plugs, and tune-up:

Catalytic converter ceramic cracked inside (rattles) @ 25,000. Replaced under warranty and it cracked again at 50,000. It still rattles.

Rear window clips failed at 40,000 (where glass fastens). Cost 3 hours + some solder. Remove the old clips, weld to make stronger and reinstall. No problems since.

Water pump and timing belt failed at 72,000 miles. Water pump o-ring failed (leaked) again at 90,000 (dumb design). Cost was about $350 in parts. Autozone replaced the 2nd water pump for free. Use lots of RTV silicone here.

Steering coupler (tie rod end) was loose and both ends were replaced with polyurethane ones at about 65,000. Very tight steering since.

Ignition coil failed at about 60,000. Still ran on 4 cylinders. About $30 parts.

AC compressor failed at 98,000 (my fault-slightly too much belt tension). Replaced with rebuilt and throughly cleaned the system before recharge. $260 including leak check and recharge.

Fuel rails leaded gas at about 80,000. Replaced 0 rings. About $8.

AC presure senor failed at about 40,000.

Think this was about $35 + $40 recharge.

Radio failure at about 120,000. Needed a CD player anyway. About $160. Should have done this sooner.

Transmission is starting to mis-behave (jerk shift) a little when cold (speed sensor I read). Cruise control is out. (computer I think). Trunk sometimes opens in the middle of the night (computer cool-down I think). The inside release is now disabled.

Hope this helps -- Matthew.

General Comments:

After the 9+ years of ownership and problems listed, this is the best car I have owned. It is much more reliable than the 2 Volvos I had before or my wife's Saturn. Parts are inexpensive by most standards, and the vehicles are much easier to work on. My Vision will still hold a sustained speed of 115 mph with 135,000 miles on the original engine. I outrun SUVs all day long. Seats (except headrest) are very comfortable for tall drivers (thank you Lee I.!), and with the Michelin tires, carbon fiber 4 wheel disk ABS brakes, handling is quite respectful for a large sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2003