I absolutely love this car and would purchase it again in a heartbeat
In process of replacing head gasket during the writing of this review. Doing the job at home so it is a long and arduous process--I cannot devote more than 4hrs in the day. On line literature seems to suggest that earlier models had a problem with this happening earlier. I cannot complain in this regard as it is the only mechanical problem I have encountered with this vehicle.
The seam welds under the hood allowed rust to penetrate and develop under the paint on the surface of the hood. This was well within the time frame for the warranty. Chrysler fully funded the replacement at a non-dealer facility. Small inconvenience, but I had the car back in two days.
Still have not needed to replace the clutch even after 105,000 miles.
Very economical car. I routinely get 30.5 miles per gallon or more in the summer with the air conditioning running.
With over 100,000 miles, the car still runs very smoothly and quietly.
Very spacious passenger accommodations. I own the 4-door sedan and the back seats are very spacious for passengers.
Sleek and aesthetically pleasing vehicle. The 5-speed manual, 2.0L engine has enough acceleration for city driving. Car handles very well at 85-90 mph, no rattling, very stable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2002