The tires, spring rates, stabilizer bar diameters, bushings, and shock absorber damping were all adjusted for each level. There's a bit of body roll in aggressive cornering maneuvers, and we noticed a bit of squat and dive during hard acceleration and braking. It's big, it's stylish it's easy to forget just how classy these cars were when they were new. A link-type stabilizer bar was also standard. Mileage was always in the low 20mpg and would get as much as 30mpg on the highway. Our test car's controls were easy to reach and switches operated with a comforting click. A flex-fuel option became available that year, running on a mixture of gasoline and methanol, but few are likely to be on sale secondhand.
EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. And indeed, it's no match for the Northstar V8, or the Ford 4. The Concorde, which differed substantially more, was seen as the base full-size Chrysler. Driver- and passenger-side airbags were standard. No Review Date: 25th September, 2007. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Three large adults can ride in the rear without crowding, and cargo space is ample.
This vehicle, spearheaded by Hal Sperlich, had a transverse engine and was styled like a Dynasty, but 6. Chrysler's top-line sedan helps redefine a market segment that clearly was due for some much-needed change. Jeremy Clarkson had good things to say about them back when they first came out, and I know why. Tape player quit at 170000. It's a low-speed system which means it will only operate during initial acceleration.
O2 sensor has been replaced several times in order to remedy this problem. Yes Review Date: 2nd September, 2010 Faults: I had no performance issues with the car. With the Touring Package, the all-independent suspension delivers crisp, assured handling and a comfortable, controlled ride. Although I prefer a stick-shift, the four-speed automatic is standard, as are four doors, two airbags, and air conditioning. The leather seats in our test vehicle were sumptuous and rich—what they used to call the Italian look—and they provided good support. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter.
We're determined to have early diagnosis and feedback from the people who know these power- trains intimately. The most common complaints were road noise and the lack of rear folding seats. Had to replace spark plug wires at 185000. Key Search Words - 2000 : Ambient Air Temperature Sensor; Ambient Air Temperature Sensor; Ambient Air Temperature Sensor; Ambient Air Temperature Sensor; Ambient Air Temperature Sensor; Ambient Air Temperature Sensor; Ambient Air Temperature Sensor; Sensor; Sensor; Sensor; Sensor; Sensor; Sensor; Sensor. But there's no pejorative in that. All tire and wheel assemblies were dynamically balanced with weights as small as 0.
Went where you pointed it and acceleration was there for whenever the pedal was pushed. This was just a few years before Chrysler Corporation's partnering with. Still, this is one area where improvement wouldn't hurt. The dashboard has unusual black-on-white instruments, which are easier to read than the reversed kind. That let the Intrepid and its brethren claim the largest interior space in its price class without being oversized on the outside. But shifts do become a bit abrupt when you've got the accelerator pedal pressed to the floor.
There's no distributor, so there's less maintenance and hotter sparks. The result is power at practically any engine speed, from just above idle to just below redline. Still, it's a useful feature, especially if you live in snow country. And its price, thousands below cars like the Cadillac Seville, Lincoln Continental and even the Oldsmobile Aurora, makes it look even better. Suddenly, the Intrepid was introduced in the New York Times, and the world of Chrysler changed. Gone are the hard, angular lines, the bustle-back trunks and etched opera windows. Walkaround There are those who will lament the disappearance of Detroit's old luxury look.
Does not seem to be a problem with the O2 sensors or car, just seems like a bug. There's no American luxury car wallowing through the corners. The company could seemingly do no wrong until 1998; and the stock price tripled in the blink of an eye. No Review Date: 3rd January, 2008 Faults: Transmission rebuilt at 97000 miles. By moving the passenger compartment forward, the driver's left foot now rests a bit awkwardly on the wheel-well hump.