Lots of bells and whistles, but overall: A lemon
Extremely squeaky brakes, especially on initial startup.
Hesitation in transmission.
Part time 4 wheel drive, creates a tightening in the drive line, that gives one the impression something is going to break. Especially noticeable on tight turns-- vehicle does not want to turn, causing tire skid.
Uncomfortable seats for long distance driving.
Started noticing the break noise as soon as I got the vehicle home. Have visited Chrysler repair shop a dozen times. They have replaced all the pads, and rear rotors. Noise still there. Was told a recall for this defect would be coming Dec/03.
Transmission-- One of the gears seems to hesitate. When one goes to accelerate, there is a hesitation, then suddenly the gear catches causing a slight jerk.
The vehicle works very awkwardly in "part time 4 wheel drive"...If one goes to back up and turn, the drive train tightens up (like the brakes are being applied)..I heard a "clunk" from the rear, one time. Seems like something is going to break. Also, when turning, the wheels skid on the ground like the differential is locked.
The seats are quite uncomfortable, in spite of being leather. I think a lot of this is due to the large beam between the front and side windows. One feels like the drivers seat would be better situated if it was about 4 inches more to the left.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th December, 2003