Not much engineering for your money
Automatic transmission locked up in second gear while driving home after purchase. Diagnosis showed 4 fatal codes. Cost to rebuild: $1845.
Tie rod ends, lower control arms and sway bar bushing all shot and in need of replacement. Chrysler dealer's estimate to repair: $1215 (at $70/hr labor).
Dealer mechanic spotted head gasket leaking coolant; rear main bearing oil leak; timing cover gasket leak.
The trans-axle in this is car has to be one of the worst ever produced by Chrysler. OK, so maybe the previous owner didn't change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 miles -- but who does? How many of you change your transmission filter every 15,000 miles? (I am still driving my 1989 Toyota Celica with 145,000 miles on an automatic transmission that has never had a single fluid change!)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th October, 2002