1992 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0 V6 from North America
Great buy, great first car
Not a whole lot has gone wrong with this car. Other than the deer that I hit, the few problems turned out to be expensive.
My gas tank rotten away, turning my car into a bomb on wheels. That was about $900 to fix.
My pads and rotors were scrap, although the dealer swore they were all new. About $400 for that.
The cable controlling my air conditioner slider broke, and that was about $100. I should have fixed that myself.
I really like the way the car handles overall. It's very easy to maneuver.
As for the speed, it's fairly quick for a box with wheels. By my watch, it did 0-60 in nine seconds flat. It'll also max out at 120 mph, with no problems.
A very smooth ride, and very good for a first car.
The only things I don't like about it are the lack of mods for it, adding a decent sound system was a royal pain, it's not a good looking car.
I have nothing against Chrysler vehicles, but I won't be returning to their dealers till I can afford the insurance on a Stratus RT.
Meanwhile, I plan on buying a '90 Lincoln Mark VII.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd February, 2003
10th Jan 2004, 23:11
I am wondering how you people pay $900+ to fix the tank. It cost me about $150, tank and labour included. And this is in Canadian dollars. I think you guys are getting seriously ripped off buy your mechanics...
4th Feb 2004, 20:35
Absolutely. Was the new tank titanium plated or something? Get a few quotes before having any thief work on your car.
11th Aug 2004, 10:51
I am not sure of your numeric answers, you gave high scores to the Dealer??? who you say was not honest and you advised you would not by another car from this manufacturer, but you are saving for a Stratus??? please clarify.