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Chrysler Concorde, Sedan
Aug 08, 1999 (3:36 pm)
Just yesterday saw a 2000 Concorde on the lot at King Cotton Motors in Covington, Tennessee. They hadn't done the usual post-delivery check-outs on it yet, so I couldn't sit in it or drive it, but a brief through-the-window eye-ball revealed that Chrysler seems to have addressed my one aesthetic concern with the 1998-99 models, viz. the tacky-looking gauges. The first two years have dashes that don't look noticeably nicer than the wife's 1996 Stratus, and color me picayunish, but when I'm asked to plonk down $20-odd grand of the Right Stuff for a car, I'd like something I can tell apart from a middling vehicle. Besides, the car's exterior is so awesome that the discordant visual effect of the dash was heightened. The 2000 car still had white-on-black dials, in what looked like a pretty plain-vanilla typeface (the black-on-white dials of the LHS/300M, with the numbers that remind one of grandfather's gold fob watch, are MUCH classier), but were rimmed in silver. I couldn't tell any other cosmetic changes in the exterior or interior.
Now if Chrysler would only mate the Concorde's front end to the LHS's interior . . . .
Aug 09, 1999 (3:40 am)
My wife and I are thinking about a Concorde...do you all agree it is a good car?
#51 of 1272 pizzaman
Aug 09, 1999 (4:50 am)
alot of folks here in edmunds town hall have had great experiences with their late model concordes...intrepids and 300ms. of course you'll see some dissenting voices here and there but you'll easily be able to pick up on the ones that truly don't tell ya much. i have had my 98 intrepid since december of 97 and it's been a great car. a couple of minor problems but that's it. in case your were wondering. the intrepid, concorde and 300m have many of the same parts and thus are very closely related.
#52 of 1272 Nobody agrees with anyone...
Aug 09, 1999 (4:55 am)
But i have a 99 Concorde LXI and we really like it. Check out post area #451 & #453. Have an open mind and don't let everything get you. Most just like to ramble on (including me). It is a beautiful car that is well designed. Of course I have only had it for a short period of time. I backed it up with a "max Care" warranty so I am not too worried of what is said. Give it a shot. Try to read thru all of the posts to get a complete idea of what is being said before you form any opinion. The people are really quite nice and helpful here. Dont let names fool you.
Lord Snack Cake
Aug 11, 1999 (2:07 am)
i own a 98 intrepid and am thinking of trading in my wife's 93 eagle vision on a concorde/300m/lhs - my intrepid has been flawless in both fit and finish as well as performance. No warranty work - my 95 intrepid which i traded in on the 98 performed as well - no problems - 50k when traded - the 93 eagle vision has 110k and still runs like a jackrabbit - the wife has beat the body/paint pretty well though - the quality of chrysler products has vastly improved and for the money - these cars are hard to touch - and the intrepids/300m handling is clearly above the pack
#54 of 1272 For eeel...
Aug 11, 1999 (3:27 am)
Please repost your post in Sedans, Topic # 423.
please keep an open mind (and take no guff from them) as there are some that think Intrepids are bad cars. I have a Concorde LXI. I really love the car.
#55 of 1272 re smell and dials
Aug 11, 1999 (3:43 am)
Thanks for the tip on how to deal with the smell. Will try it. As for the classier dials of black on white, I personnally didn't consider and LHS because of them. My humble opinion.
#56 of 1272 eea
Aug 16, 1999 (9:49 pm)
Have hit 24,000 miles on my 1998 Concorde as of today. The only thing I have had to do is get the oils changed and front end alignment as well as tire rotation. The car was purchased in July of 98.
#57 of 1272 intrepid and concorde changes for 2000.
Aug 20, 1999 (6:01 pm)
just this morning i was out at the dealership
giving them a good tongue lashing over having left
the oil cap off after my recent oil change. while i
was there i picked up the 2000 model brochure.
some interesting changes. here are the colours
1. inferno red
2. dark garnet
3. steel blue
4. deep slate
5. sonte white
6. bright silver metallic
7. champagne pearl
8. light cypress green
9. shale green
10 cinnamon glaze
so it does look like the candy apple red,
platinum, emerald green and deep amethyst are out
dodge also did some reworking of the options
packages and groups. antilock brakes are an option
on all models. no longer standard on es. leather
is part of the 24m package now.
the r/t version says late availability so don't
know when that will show up.
for those of us complaining about road noise. the
brochure mentions that a new rear wheelhouse
silencer will drop noise levels significantly for a
much quieter ride, where have i heard this before?
we'll see! but it also said that would be
available late so i don't know when it will show up
on production cars.
many of these changes are also likely on the
concorde but i can't verify that as they didn't
have a 2000 model year concorde brochure.
#58 of 1272 Tammy et al
Aug 22, 1999 (5:26 am)
This is the URL that quotes MSRP on Chrysler extended warranty policies. Since you can buy the policy any time within the first 12 months, I suggest getting a commitment from a trustworthy dealer (is that an oxymoron?) that you can buy it 11.5 month after delivery at an agreed price. No point in paying the cost of money for an unnecessary year.