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Chrysler Concorde, Sedan
#546 of 1273 Chrysler Concorde Reliability
Mar 27, 2001 (9:32 am)
My wife and I leased a new Concord in 1994 and liked it so much that we purchased the car when the lease was up in 3-years. We still have it, and we still love it. However, I would hate to think how much we would have spent on repairs had we not purchased a 70K mile/7-year bumper to bumper warranty. Our callas area dealership (Huffines) had really good technicians and customer service people to help us, but I'm sure they lost their profit with all the repairs they had to make from 1994 thou 1999.
While we admire the roominess, exterior design and good looks of the Concord, I would hope Chrysler would hold their suppliers of parts to a similar high standard of longevity and performance.
We have recently been looking to trade our eldest car (1990 Cadillac Seville) in for a new 2001 model. Since my wife is in real estate and needs large doors and a large trunk, we checked out Mercury Grand Marquis, Toyota Avalon, and similar semi-luxury models. We've come to the conclusion that the new Chrysler Concorde fits our requirements perfectly, and the manufacturer's incentives and pricing still make the Concorde a good buy. We're about to close the deal. However, we really hope that Chrysler has solved some of its supplier quality problems since its 1994 model year. (Say a little prayer for us!)
BOB IN DALLAS
Mar 28, 2001 (7:11 am)
I know a few people who have '93-94 LH cars with mileage approaching 100K or more. Supposedly, these were the worst of the batch, being earlier production models.
I think most of the problems with the LH cars were eliminated when they were redesigned for 1998. There will still be some lemons in the batch, just like with any car.
I've put over 42,000 miles on my 2000 Intrepid, and the only thing that's broken so far is the power lock actuator in the driver's side door (replaced under warranty)
The Concorde's interior is stretched out a bit compared to the Intrepid, so it may actually have more legroom than cars like the Grand Marquis and Avalon.
Good luck with your purchase,
#548 of 1273 Thanks mimi919
Mar 29, 2001 (9:32 pm)
...for the wonderful info and advice. I have now purchased the vehicle, and will use your priceless advice to re-up on the warranty once it runs out in June 2001. You certainly break the myth that women don't know anything about cars except putting gas in them. In fact, you know a lot more than I do, and as a man I'm supposed to be wise with these decisions...go figure!!
Hey, I don't check the messages often. However, I would like to hear from you if you have any other worthwhile advice for me. By the way, did you ever have the problem of the "check engine" light coming on after getting gas? Some have told me that this may be the oxygen sensor and I shouldn't worry. Guess what?...worried!! Let me know what this problem may be attributed to, if you don't mind.
Once again, thanks for the invaluable help, and good luck in your continued endeavors
Mar 30, 2001 (7:47 am)
I have an '01 LHS. When I bought it I was told to make sure, when screwing the gas cap back on, to turn it until it clicks. Failing to do so may cause "a warning light" (they didn't say which one). You might experiment with this and see what happens.
#550 of 1273 Warning light after refueling...
Mar 30, 2001 (7:16 pm)
I've never actually had this problem happen to me, but when I bought my Intrepid, the salesman warned me about two possible things that could cause the light to come on...
1) Topping off the tank after the automatic shut off kicks in on the gas pump.
2) Over-tightening the gas cap. He said to turn it until it clicks once. No more, no less.
When I refuel, I'll usually round it up just enough so I don't get any pennies back in change, but nothing like on some of my older cars where you could still slip in a 1/2 gallon after the pump first shut off.
Apr 01, 2001 (3:21 pm)
what is zaino? i have heard a lot of talk about it but have no idea as to waht it actually is. can someone help me out wit this?
#555 of 1273 96, concorde check engine light
Apr 06, 2001 (12:26 am)
I love my 96,Concorde, we have only 42,000 miles on it, very low mileage for an older car. No real problems except the check engine light has been coming on since about 58 miles on car. It happens only on cool / cold days, all the heads up lights will remain on, (usually they go thought test and turn off, when you first start car)after you turn car off and then back on you have the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ... after about 50 miles or so it (check engine light will) turn off. At first we took the car in about every 2 weeks and they would keep it for a day or so and either say we fixed it or could not get car to do it again... So we Just lived with it for the last few years. Car is good buy...but if you decide to get newer model either JUST give the dealer your car or sell it to someone... and I do mean give it to dealer, because in their eyes it is not worth anything... My $24,000 car in 96' was only worth about $9,000 in 98' with only 18,000 miles...