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#27 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [andre1969]
Feb 21, 2011 (8:39 pm)
Wasn't the transmission the greatest point of weakness of the '93-97 LHs?
#28 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [andre1969]
Feb 22, 2011 (9:09 am)
I remember being smitten with the looks of the 1994 Chrysler New Yorker LH car around the time I bought my 1994 Cadillac DeVille. Looking back on the problems the early LH cars had, it's a good thing I chose the Caddy.
#29 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [lemko]
Feb 22, 2011 (10:20 am)
I can't remember the last time I saw an early Chrysler LH car on the road - all of the early cab forward cars are getting to be uncommon out there, now when they lose a tranny, end of the road. I think I even see more older Taurii than the Mopars.
Back in the day my mother actually test drove a pretty loaded Eagle Vision, and she liked it - but her old mechanic friend warned against it (the brand was about to be orphaned at this time). Probably wasn't the worst decision.
I remember around 1995 a good friend of mine's father got a Concorde as a company car, and in 1999 was promoted to a new 300, seemed pretty fancy.
#31 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [fintail]
Feb 22, 2011 (6:15 pm)
Owned 2 Intrepids....a 96 with the bigger engine which I let one of the kids take to school after we had it for 4 years,followed by a 2K ES. The 96 was fun to drive , but troublesome . The 2K never gave any trouble in the five years we had it. One thing I especially liked about them was how well you could see the road in front of you. I see quite a few of these later ones still doing their thing locally....very few of the early ones. I got the ES from the long-defunct Carorder.com back when they were trying to "buy business". Remember reading posts by Andre on an Intrepid forum around that same time.
#32 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [hoosiergrandad]
Oct 01, 2011 (6:07 pm)
This is a very delayed reply to your message #31. I think the main reason you see so few of the first generation Intrepids (and Chrysler Concords and Eagles, for that matter) is a high incidence of transmission failures. Although very advanced for their time on many ways, their quality was not high enough to invest money to save them as they aged and became miled up.
#33 of 33 Re: Mopar LH Platform [hpmctorque]
Oct 02, 2011 (1:48 pm)
Sorry I didn't respond to this sooner, somehow I lost track of this topic! Yeah, the transmisison was probably the weakest point, but by '96-97 it wasn't *too* bad. Also, if you got one of the more basic models with the 3.3, they didn't have as much torque as the 3.5, so the transmissions tended to hold up longer.