Nicely designed, poorly engineered
Head gasket at 40,000 miles, another at 100,000 miles.
Air conditioner compressor at 90,000 miles.
Several engine cooling fans problems, under recall.
The longest wiper blades made wear quickly, even premium ones.
Seat frames cracked repeatedly.
Transmission failed at 65,000 maintained exactly by the book miles.
Transmission failed at 65,000 miles. It had been maintained at the dealer, and service intervals were exactly when the manual said. I'd heard these vehicles were hard on transmissions, and didn't want to take a chance. The dealer felt a $3,000 transmission at 65,000 miles was acceptable. Huh?
Eats head gaskets. First one was under warranty. Second one was not.
Terrible chattering from wipers, the blades are the longest ones made. Windshield scrubbed with ammonia, no car wash wax on glass, and new premium blades will chatter in 3 months of use.
Cooling fan repaired several times on recall, but you have to know about the recall to get the free fix.
$1,000 spent on A/C at 90,000 miles, failed compressor sends pieces through the system.
I will never buy another Chrysler product. I've owned over 30 cars, some I beat like a rented mule, but the ONLY times I had a transmission failure was on well maintained Chryslers that were my family car, and well maintained.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th June, 2006