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Chrysler LHS, Sedan
#1 of 1408 FASTDRIVER
Jul 16, 1999 (12:42 am)
Honestly,I donīt think a VW,will be trouble free,or be better than your car,I know you had problems,but I think this time I think you went too far, nothing personal,no ofense,Please.
#2 of 1408 sorry
Jul 16, 1999 (12:44 am)
Sorry,about the double "I THINK"
#3 of 1408 pepe5-fastdriver
Jul 16, 1999 (1:50 am)
I HALF said it in jest, but now that I think of it anyone that I ever knew who had a bug years ago NEVER had any major problems with them except for NO heat! LOL... I have a few friends who have the new Beetle- so far, so good! At least they're not at the dealer's every month like I was for 10 1/2 months!
#4 of 1408 Bad Wordage
Jul 16, 1999 (4:44 am)
Holy S...! After reading what I submitted, I guess I understand your heartless remarks. What I meant was I want it to LAST at least 5 years before I buy NEW again.
#5 of 1408 t2wins
Jul 16, 1999 (7:31 pm)
You make one oops and everyone jumps you I hope that the barbs were all done in jest. I honestly think that the LHS is going to be around in our household for a long time.
Jul 17, 1999 (3:51 pm)
If someone out there has a 1999 Chrysler LHS, please ask me if anyone have any problems on it, like the reliability.
Jul 18, 1999 (11:00 pm)
Well the 2000 model LHS goes into production tomorrow. Who ever sees it first let us know what changes have been made.
#8 of 1408 walterchan
Jul 19, 1999 (3:25 pm)
10,000 miles on our 1999 LHS and no problems so far...
#9 of 1408 larry329
Jul 19, 1999 (4:03 pm)
I have a 94 LHS that I bought Mid-April with 89k and I now have 99k. I average 24-25 and most of my driving is Interstate at 85+/-. The car has been good EXCEPT things I have read about on this site. My A/C has gone out twice since I bought it, recharged once and a valve replace second time and it is in the shop today for same problem. The car has had a miss at idle since i bought it but runs on all 6 when moving. I have run it over 110 to see if there is any misfire and there is none. Can't figure out what the problem is. Plug wires and plugs are new. That didn't change anything.
Other points to ponder.... I also have a 90 Dodge Dynasty LE. Pushing hard on 200k. It has features that I think should have been incorporated into the LHS.
1. Doors lock when car moves.
2. Inside locking gas tank.
3. Oil and Volt meter
4. Icon show EXACTLY which door/trunk etc open.
5. Turn signal warning beeps when it doesn't turn off (like on sweeping curve to enter Interstate and it stays on)
6. Beeps when gas warning comes on
7. Center arm rest high enough to be one.
and the list goes on. I very much like the way the car handles and it is very comfortable. I am not sure if I will try to find a 97 or opt for an Aurora instead.
#10 of 1408 2000 Prices
Jul 19, 1999 (4:26 pm)
DaimlerChrysler AG says it will boost the average price of a 2000 Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth or Jeep by $108, or 0.4 percent -- the third consecutive year the automaker has held price hikes below 1 percent.
That's if you compare the prices on vehicles at the close of the 1999 model year and at the beginning of the 2000 model year to calculate the percentage change.
If you calculate the increase from the opening of the 1999 model year to the opening of the 2000 model year, prices are up somewhat more -- an average of $396 or 1.5 percent.
That's because the change in model year is not the only time carmakers hike prices. They can, and do, raise sticker prices throughout the year. And, of course, prices on some cars and trucks have been boosted considerably more than the average.
A 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE minivan is $24,080, compared with $22,775 at the start of the 1999 model year. That means customers will pay 5.7 percent more for the 2000 model than the 1999 model. DaimlerChrysler has not made any substantial exterior or interior improvements on the 2000 model.
Using the manufacturer's suggested retail price from the start of the 1999 model year to the start of the 2000 model year, the price of the Dodge Ram 3500 regular cab, two-wheel-drive pickup increased 3.2 percent, from $21,215 to $21,900.
The price of a Jeep Cherokee RHD four-wheel-drive four door increased 2.7 percent, from $22,450 to $23,050.
The announced price hikes for the 2000 model year do not include an across-the-board increase in the destination charge, which is supposed to reflect the cost of transporting the vehicle from assembly line to dealership. Most 2000 Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and Jeep vehicles will have destination charges that are $10 more than the 1999 vehicles.
One of the few exceptions to DaimlerChrysler's price hikes is the 2000 Chrysler LHS. The price of the full-size luxury car will decrease 1.1 percent from the start of the 1999 model year, when it cost $28,400. It will cost $28,090 at the start of the 2000 model year. This month, 2000 model-year vehicles will start hitting dealerships.
DaimlerChrysler marketing experts lowered the price of the LHS to differentiate it from the more popular Chrysler 300M, which last year cost $100 less than the LHS. For the 2000 model year, they raised the price of the 300M 2.8 percent, from $28,300 to $29,085. Now the 300M costs $995 more than the LHS.
Other automakers will release their 2000 model-year prices later this summer, and industry experts expect similar price hikes.
DaimlerChrysler spokesman Rick Deneau said the company tends to tout its average price increase from the close of the 1999 model year to the opening of the 2000 model year because the comparison helps customers who are shopping for vehicles now.
Consumers "see one vehicle with the end of '99 price and another with the 2000 price, so it's a more logical comparison," Deneau said.
Economists said DaimlerChrysler's price hikes are low compared with 20 or 30 years ago. Then, automakers routinely increased prices 10 percent or more from one model year to the next.
The reality for DaimlerChrysler and its competitors is that the sustained boom in the auto industry coincides with a record number of affordable new and used vehicles on dealer lots. Despite the fact that consumers are on track to buy more than 16 million passenger vehicles in 1999 -- more than any year in at least a decade -- no automaker could afford to price its vehicles above the competition