Good around town car, but it got scary on the highway
WAY UNDER POWERED!!
I was honestly scared to drive this car on the interstate. Merging onto a highway with a speed limit of 65, I would floor the car and hope to not get ran over.
This seemed to be a chronic problem with Plymouth, Dodge and Chrysler products of the mid-to-late '90s.
The gauge cluster would periodically stop working; the only cure I found was disconnecting the battery.
Burned oil like a BEAST!
To replace the battery, one would need to remove the wheel and wheel well (but it had jumping external terminals up top, which is where I would disconnect the battery).
Timing chain slipped at 167,000.
May have been a decent car when it was new. But, the miles have REALLY taken a toll on it.
It had a pretty good ride. And it sported a good amount of room. I was comfortable; I'm almost 6 foot and over 250 lbs.
It would randomly lock and unlock the doors when it shifted gears.
The transmission was always rough.
Because of the car's weight and design, it held its own very well when passing semi's head-on on a two lane highway.
The headliner had fallen (and been thumb tacked back up), but otherwise the cloth interior was in good shape. No rips or tears.
The cup holders were poorly placed, and were unable to hold a 32 oz or larger cup.
The fuel economy was just shy of what the book said it should be. I got 26.5-27; www.fueleconomy.gov says it should get 28.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2013