I wish Ford made it
ABS (anti-lock brake system) warning light on intermittently. After two visits it was found to be a bad wire in the front right speed sensor. The light is now on again intermittently.
Airbag warning light comes on intermittently. After three visits, the cause cannot be found.
Ignition key (anti theft system) warning light comes on intermittently. Later found to be caused my Mobil Speed-pass on key chain interfering with the system. Caused the vehicle to not start unless the Speed-pass was taken off my key chain.
Steering column squeals loudly while turning in during damp weather (rubber on rubber noise) due to boot at firewall. It is lubricated every time I take it in for service, but makes the noise again a couple days later.
Washer fluid leaks out of the reservoir. Tank replaced.
Seat belts in the rear wearing through due to contact with the retractor housing while flapping with the top off. Dealer said "This is normal for this vehicle". Front seat belts are damaged because the belts are too close to the door latches.
Windshield severely pitted, chipped, and cracked with only 25K miles. May be due to the angle of the windshield.
If you really want one, try it once but I doubt you'll want another one. Chrysler has always been synonymous with "Roadside Emergencies" in my opinion because just about every vehicle I see broke down is a Chrysler product. Anyone I have ever known to have one has had nothing but problems with them. I wish Ford made the Jeep.
Even with the extended fuel tank, it goes through fuel as fast as you can put it in. It is not strong at all for a six cylinder. A 50 mile trip on the highway uses 1/4 tank of fuel even with the cruise control on.
The heat and A/C are wimpy and you have to keep them on high just to keep it tolerable.
There is no room at all between the driver (or passenger) and the door. Your outer elbow has to go in your lap or on the window ledge.
Even fully loaded, it feels cheap with exposed metal floorboards and flimsy plastic everywhere. It is a sharp contrast to the $26K I paid for it.
Design wise, the dashboard is a mess. Everything is jammed in one place. Two people on a long trip will only be able to take the most basic supplies because there is very little space and the trunk is virtually non-existent. The hard and soft tops are both aggravating to remove and replace (put up or down).
The routine maintenance is frequent and costly. Almost every three-month service visit costs between $100 and $350 even under warranty. Check the owners manual for recommended service under schedule "B" and check prices before you buy.
Just about everything on this car (similar to other Chrysler products) is an option. You have the standard cup holders and the deluxe cup holders. Then there is the plain steering wheel and the leather steering wheel. There is the regular alternator and the heavy duty alternator. Same with the suspension. Same with the tires. Back seat or no back seat. Carpeting or no carpeting. Padded roll-bars or unpadded roll-bars. AM/FM radio? Even that is an option. Nickel dime nickel dime nickel dime...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th April, 2001