QUESTION: Is a 1999 Chrysler LHS a good first car?
Please share something you know about the car.
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
One word: Transmission. Run away. My friend is on his 3rd transmission (he has an '03 Concorde, essentially a lesser equipped version of the car in question). It is pretty well known that the Chrysler Ultradrive transmission, and all of its deviants, are absolute junk. The same friend also could never get the check engine light to go out...many bad engine sensors had to be replaced.
It's a shame, though. Other than this, they seem to be decent handling/riding, roomy, and refined cars.
- kb9pvjLv 41 decade ago
Run away from this vehicle. Besides transmission problemsm. after a while the thermostat housing will fail. It is made of plastic. So once the thermostat housing fails, you will have to get the water pump replaced among other things that are expensive. Best of luck.
- jvclassicLv 41 decade ago
They'd be great if they didn't suck so much. If it's at an auction, it's probably because the transmission is shot. And if it has the 3.4 engine, they had a problem with sludging.
Look good sitting still, though.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Not really. They have poor repair histories, especially transmissions.
If you want that size car try a Ford Crown Vic or a Buick Century.