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Chrysler Concorde

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  • scotianscotian Posts: 1,064
    I know of no such comparison, but from what I've seen in the thick $90 2000 Service Manual that covers all of 300M, LHS, Concorde, and Intrepid, many parts are the same or similar. You could start there.

    I imagine that the biggest variable would be the engine.

    Why does this matter for export?

    Did you ask this in the 300M discussion? I don't recall seeing it there.
  • rgarcia5rgarcia5 Posts: 4
    I just purchased a 1998 Chrys. Concorde Lxi with 44000m. which happens to be very clean. It's loaded with all the bells and whistles except a sunroof. I paid $10,000. out the door. I believe I got a pretty good deal. Can anyone give me any info. on this particular year, good or bad? Also, I was thinking of purchasing an extended warranty but have heard mixed information on this subject. Also the dealer wouldn't give me a good price on one, I guess since he didn't make a kill'in on the purchase price, he'd make it on the warranty. Is it possible to still get an extended warranty from another Chrys. dealer eventhough I didn't purchase the car from them? Is it necessary to purchase one, are these cars that unreliable? What would be a reasonable price for such a warranty? Thanks for your help!
  • Ok. Let me start by telling you that before the end of this story you will think I am an IDIOT. Well, I am.

    Back in 1999 I bought a 1999 Concorde Sedan. It was a farely good ride. Little noisy but ok. Changed its oil regularly. I left the country and while away my brother in law drove and cared for the car. In March 2001 brother took it in for its 25,000 mile tune up and oil change. In april 2001 there were problems with the car slipping out of gear, not going into reverse or park. At that time the car had 28,213 miles and the dealership sighted internal parts in transmission faulty..The dealership replaced the transmission and changed the oil at that time.

    The concorde came up for lease renewal in 2/2002 and I was going to turn it in. It passed Chryslers inspection but my husband and I were returning to the states and figured we would hold onto the car for 6 months more. BIG MISTAKE.

    So... I am sure you are thinking many things at this point. Well in February my husband checked the oil...routine. No oil. That is funny the oil light never came on. Brother said last oil change in October but has no receipt. Went to have oil changed- mechanic said yikes. Need to have it changed again in two weeks to clean it out. We did. But last monday this noise started going. Yep folks at less than 45,000 miles and no warranty the engine is going to blow.

    So please stop shaking your heads and let me know if this transmission and oil gussling problem could be related to my engine (hey I am a girl) and is it really possible that in 14,000 between the last oil change on record and the current that my engine tanked?

    I ask this because my parents 1992 Olds Cutlass only needs its oil changed every 10,000 miles and has 165,000 miles on it and runs like a freaking top!!!

    I need help so have pitty. Chrystler is pointing a finger at me. My
  • frank58frank58 Posts: 54
    I have a 2000 Concorde in great shape. It has leather, sunroof upgraded wheels etc.
    I was shocked to see the trade in value. I hope it holds up, because it is going down fast in value.
  • jab02lhsjab02lhs Posts: 122
    THE ONLY WAY TO ENJOY A MOPAR IS TO BUY IT NEW AND BEAT IT INTO THE GROUND IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS. A HELL OF ALOT OF FUN FOR THE $$$$.

    I have owned them since my first new one, a 69 Charger I bought new $4000.00 cash when I came back from Nam. They didn't hold their value then and they don"don't hold their value now but they look great and go fast what more can a man ask from his car.
  • billgiffbillgiff Posts: 16
    My warrenty has just ran out and my passenger door window motor fried. Good timing. Can anyone tell me how the door panel comes off. I don't want to break something and have my attempt at saving money back fire. By the way it's a 1999.
  • ottowrkrottowrkr Posts: 778
    There are a bunch of screws and push in clips holding the panel on. It would be imposable to detail the job in this posting. Why don't you get a service manual from a library or a aftermarket manual from your local auto parts store . This book will show you step by step on how to do the job. Spending a few bucks for this book is money well spent. As you are in Canada, try Canadian tire for the book .
  • rgarcia5rgarcia5 Posts: 4
    I just recently purchased a used 1998 chrysler concorde LXI. I noticed a button on the dash below the radio that reads "Traction Control" I notice that when I initially start the car it lights up on the dash "Traction On" and "Traction Off" then they both disappear. However, when I press the button I'm referring to, it lights up on the dash as "Traction Off" I guess my question is, do I have to press this button every time I start the car or just don't press anything? What is the correct way? Any help would be greatly appreciated. One more thing, I also understand that the car can be programed to open the garage door. How does this work, do you need a special gadget to program that option? I'm waiting to recieve an owners manual from the dealer.
  • scotianscotian Posts: 1,064
    For installing a new door mirror on a 300M, but might be useful here:


    http://www.kwmuth.com/TechSupport/PDFs/21000190.pdf

  • fritofrito Posts: 70
    You can leave the traction control button on or off to start the car, the dash light only comes on when it is switched off. I leave mine on all the time.

    The HomeLink garage door opener system works by learning the code from your systems transmitter. Hold the button down while holding the button on the transmitter--the light will flash at a different rate (slower or faster I don't remember) when it has learned the frequency (10-15 seconds ususally). Some newer garage door systems have a button that must be pressed (on the opener) that allows the HomeLink system to learn the code. This requires two people to perform this task.
  • larryk5larryk5 Posts: 25
    Need new company car and thinking about the Concorde LXI. Test drove one today and was not happy with wind noise and road noise at highway speeds. It had Michilin tires and not the Goodyears. I had a 99 Intrepid ES and loved it until about 65k and things started going out. Drove it until 90k and would not have wanted to buy it off company.

    I saw some post here that say the new 02's have had some additional sound deadening but I am not convinced. Anyone out there with 99 vs 02 experience that can chime in and any former Intrigue or Sable owners comment would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Larry
  • sheriff1sheriff1 Posts: 1
    I will be buying a Concorde LXi....think it's a great value for the $.I need the size for luggage and golf clubs and also appreciate the way this auto drives given its size.

    Has anybody seen info on what changes are in store for '03? If anyone could list reference web sites, etc. I'd surely appreciate it!

    I'd HATE to get my new ride and then kick myself when that model goes next generation the following model year. Don't all car lovers have this same problem/fear?

    Thanks for your consideration.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    I haven't heard of any changes coming for '03. Of course, the '02 also gets you $1500 cash back and a 7 yr/100K warranty.

    The Concorde is a lot of car for the money.

    P.S. I'm still waiting for my '02 Concorde Limited (company car) to arrive. For what it's worth, I did find out that it will be blue.
  • jab02lhsjab02lhs Posts: 122
    Your 02 Limited is identical to my wife"s 01 LHS, also steel blue. She says she has gotten more compliments on it than all her other cars combined.
    I love it , good power, ride, and looks all for 25 grand. What kind of company considers this a company car? Most company now go with Taurus or malibu's. Good luck with your new ride.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    When I first chose the Concorde LTD, I did it without the benefit of a test drive. I based my decision on the size, horsepower, and standard amenities. Now that I have test driven the car, I am glad I ordered it. It has a nice ride, good power, nimble handling (for such a big car), and a well finished interior.

    BTW, the brochure I have indicates that there are two blue colours, steel and dark metallic. I prefer the steel blue and have been hoping to get one in that colour.

    I'll let you know which one I get in about a month.
  • fritofrito Posts: 70
    all that confiscated drug money lets you guys get to drive around in those mafiaesque LHSes (oops, I mean Concordes)!!! ;^)
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    Actually, the GSA price of the LTD was about $21,300.

    The Mustang GT and Firebird Formula V8 were $19,800, as was the Ford Escape, Dodge Intrepid, and Buick LeSabre. The Taurus and Regal were about $18,500.

    I considered all of the above cars, and I ultimately chose the Concorde. I think we (the taxpayers) got our money's worth. $20,000+/- is not unreasonable for a G-Ride that will see six or seven years of service.

    frito - Personally, I prefer to think of the Concorde as a pimpin mofo ;)
  • fritofrito Posts: 70
    The best review of the Concorde (2nd Gen) I've seen, stated: 'Why buy a Taurus when you can have the Concorde...?'

    and speakin' of a pimped Concorde, check out my homie Diego's ride at:

    http://www.cardomain.com/member_pages/search_results.pl?make=Chrysler&model=Concorde

    Mijo is right on top!! She's a work in progress... Cast your vote while you're there!!


    fedlawman: I can now rest assured that you g-boys are doin' your homework in the car department!

  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    I think the old style nose is much more attractive than the current snout.

    The window tint looks good.

    The rims? At least he likes them, that's what counts...
  • fritofrito Posts: 70
    Yes, I agree the wide-oval grille is much more sleek 'n sexy than the one on the LHS (now Concorde). Thus, IMO Chrysler eliminated the better looking Concorde and not the LHS. Oh well, now my '99 LXi will be just that much more unique!
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