I previously was in love with the Plymouth Reliant K-cars, but now I hate everything about them.
The only thing I gained, was complete knowledge on how to work on all Chrysler 2.2's, inside out.
I have had the worst experience ever with this type of car. Without exaggeration, 3 cars and 4 engines later, I despise it.
Other people say they are great or they are tanks, but I have had the worst luck with them.
I blew up the first K car on the road 1 mile away from home, and barely got it there.
The 2nd one was my fault. K cars are not off road racers by no means, even if Budweiser told you so. LOL a hole in the oil pan did that one in when I was far from home.
Well while I was going through those 2 cars, my mom bought one by chance, and that car ran great for a while, until she felt bad for me and gave me her K car; my 3rd and final K car. Big mistake. I did learn my lesson and babied the car, but... it hated me. Seriously the 3rd was not a charm; I had it a week and the head gasket went without warning (still driving like a grandma, not beating it). No big deal, I changed it with no problems, but so much antifreeze mixed with the oil, that even with an oil change, the engine blew. So I felt like changing it and did.
Well it ran good for a month, until 3 brake lines went, the alternator, starter, fuel lines, deer accident, brand new flat tire, thermostat, exhaust, and finally a new knocking engine. All in 500 miles!!!
I learned one thing from this whole thing, that I need to pass on to all K-car drivers... After 120000 miles, if one thing goes, expect many many more problems. I mean this goes beyond normal maintenance.