1995 Eagle Vision ESI 3.3L from North America
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
14th Dec 2002, 19:17
I have a 1995 Eagle Vision ESI that I have owned for about 6 months. The car has about 103,000 miles on it and it has performed beautifully. I haven't experienced a single problem with my car. Nice, smooth shifting transmission, plenty of power, good gas mileage. Maybe I was lucky and purchased a car that was strictly maintained by the previous owner. Overall the best car I have ever owned. It is a bit annoying how the window gaskets seem like they're always popping out of place and the road noise is a bit high, but these are problems that are easy to tolerate. I would happily buy another Eagle Vision or one of the other Chrysler motors equals for my next car..