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2000 Chrysler Cirrus Trims

4 Dr LX Sedan

19 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,362

The LX returned as the base level in 2000, after a two year hiatus. The LX had not changed since 1997. It was still available with two engine options and the Gold Package of options, which added some of the features found in the higher level LXi. The Cirrus series of mid size sedans would be discontinued after this year, and replaced by the new Chrysler Sebring.

The LX came standard with a 2.0 liter DOHC four cylinder engine, provide the 3000 pound sedan with 129 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of of torque. The LX accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds, and reached the quarter mile in seventeen. The optional V-6 boosted horsepower to 168, but did not offer any significant performance improvements. Both engines were paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and all LXs were front wheel drive.

Cirrus owners expressed great dissatisfaction with the car's brakes. Those would endured over 100,000 miles reported replacing the pads and rotors three or four times. Significant brake service before 25,000 miles was not uncommon. The Cirrus could be praised for its spacious interior, especially in the back, thanks to Chrysler's cab-forward layout.

4 Dr LXi Sedan

24 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,819

This was the final offering of the Chrysler Cirrus. In 2001, the mid-size sedan would be replaced by the new Sebring. The LXi trim offered a slightly more luxurious version of the Cirrus, except in 1998 and 1999 when it was the only model available. There were no significant changes for 2000, but four new colors were added. The Cirrus continued to be one of Chrysler's best sellers, despite lackluster performance and very questionable reliability.

The LXi was powered by a 2.5 liter V-6, producing 168 horsepower. The consensus among drivers was that this was inadequate, largely due to a rather slow start off the line (0-60 mph in 9.7 seconds). According to most reviewers, a unresponsive four-speed transmission was to blame. The Cirrus weighed just 3000 pounds, and the 168 horse power supply certainly seemed adequate. The LXi was a fuel efficient car, achieving 19 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway.

The most common issue for owners was the brakes. There are numerous accounts of low mileage brake failure, and some report several replacements before 100,000 miles.