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