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I Love It — It looks good ,turbo power is great ,4 wheel disc brakes stops great ,the top needs replaced realy looks good when the top is down,I realy like the lineing in the top.Fun little car to drive just a little smoke.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I only paid $250.00 for it

Cons: Broken ring in the #3 cyl.

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Buy One If You Can Find One For Sale. But Good Luck With That. — There are a few things that I don't like about this car. 1. The interior looks dated by today's standards where the 1990 interior looks MUCH better. 2. It's FWD. 3. Solid rear axle. 4. SOHC I love everything else about this car. It's the perfect sleeper. I still find the exterior styling beautiful. For what it is it's a great car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Great sleeper. Nobody ever sees it coming.

Cons: The only reason to avoid one is the fact that they're old.

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A Very Fun Car — I own a Lebaron GTS, the five door hatchback one. Acceleration is awesome with the T1 turbo in it. It needed a head gasket, buy only the Mopar Performance ones. Car is blast to drive, have blown away some V8's !!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fast, a real sleeper !!!

Cons: Need to use a good synthetic oil and join a car club

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1989 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible — it takes about 20 seconds to go to 60. its a power top convertible. one of the rear window actuaters is broken so its bolted up. it gets an average of 18 mpg. i would really like to have the turbo motor.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: convertible. power top and windows. nice interior

Cons: one window is broken, faded "mako" paint. dented in two places, bondo-ed in one.

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Awesome Reasonably Priced Performance Convertible For The 80's — Mine was the high tech (for 89) 2.2 intercooled 5 speed GTC. This car does everything well and has an awesome drivetrain. Mine was well modded and made about 280hp (est. crank rating) on the stock GarretT2 at its peak. I kick myself for selling this car more than anything. Easily a mid 13 sec car with a lot of potential.

Pros: intercooled turbo engine, 5 speed trans,big disc brakes, handsome, great interior, great sleeper performance when modded.

Cons: could be lighter, I sold it, convertible top not the most durable.

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Fun But Breaks Down — In the summer time it's fun to have due to the convertible top and the turbo. In the winter, it sucks. Great for a first car and I still drive it when I come back home, but only if its sunny out.

Pros: convertible, picks up girls, decent acceleration, GREAT gas mileage, has personality

Cons: built by chrysler aka it breaks down a lot and you will invest time and money into it

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Fast But Gas-inexpensive Convertible — Nice acceleration (2.5L Turbo) Automatic convertible Manual gearbox Gas inexpensive (~7.8L / 100km) Awesome backlights

Pros: Acceleration, gas-usage, gearbox, backlights

Cons: Old, falling apart.. :(

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Short Skirt And A Long Jacket. (google It) — Not a bad old thing really, Fuel consumption is high, but no other complaints so far. For a £400 Twenty one year old car, it's impressive that everything still works (more or less). The drive is good, a few odd noises here and there. Handling is something to get used to at best, especially when cornering (now I know why American roads are straight) But once you get used to it, it's a problem free drive. Performance. The Shelby developed K series 2.2 turbo with the Holley carb' give the GTC all it needs to hold it's own against most modern cars in it's class (boy racer / coupe / drive it like I stole it) , it pulls and pulls and pulls... I bend the needle at 125Mph, where the speedo runs out, the acceleration does not. Individuality. You won't see many the same wherever you go. Seems the K engined GTC (2-door coupe) is something of a rarity in the UK but most of what I say here covers the cabrio as well. Looks... Opinion is divided, it's a love it or hate it car. Is this car fun to drive... OHHH YES !!! *** RELIABILITY UPDATE*** Just an FYI for potential buyers of a LeBaron... If it's a 5 speed manual transmission, be VERY picky about gearbox noise. Current bill for gearbox repairs on this 1989 GTC... £1700 and rising. (has been off the road for nearly 5 months waiting for parts) If you're not a dedicated owner/lover of this particular vehicle with manual trans'.....I wholeheartedly recommend you go for the automatic.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun, rapid, cheap, most spares available within 10 days. Some parts may take eons to arrive and cost £££

Cons: Fuel consumption, electrical problems, sun glasses caddy catch failed, tyres £150 each, gearbox... INCREDIBLY expensive and time consuming to have rebuilt. (but worth it in the long run).

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Reviews From Other Years

1995 Chrysler Le Baron Reviews

Great All-around Future-classic Drop Top By orescad1

Lebaron's '87 to '95 classic "wedge" design is still an eye-catcher. Handling is stabile in spite of the missing metal roof structure. Low end torque is plentiful, surprising more than a few sport-s... Read More

Nice Car After Cosmetic Work. By Lisa

Great performance for engine size. Good gas mileage. It's fun to drive with the top down. Needs new top, paint and interior. Still a good car, last year they were made. We are the only owners, other... Read More

1994 Chrysler Le Baron Reviews

Sexy And Sleek By Harry

This car had the mitsubishi 3.0 and had plenty of power. Car drove and handeld pretty well. It was low to the ground though and my seat was busted so those two things did not make for a very comfortab... Read More

Its A Good First Car By webbe

It's a really good first car but it needs more horse power. I would like to be able to install some aftermarket hardware in it and hopefully get an increase in horsepower coming from the car. 1994 Chr... Read More

1993 Chrysler Le Baron Reviews

Favorite Convertible. By rblockiii

She is twenty-one now and has retired from her duties as a daily driver. This car was probably the nicest drop top auto an average guy could afford to drive from a time when convertibles were few and ... Read More

I Want To Hate It, But Its Too Damn Good Of A Car. By Ozzie

Performance- It accelerates awesome, handles well, but the tires have too much sidewall flex, brakes tend to fade after hard use, Build Quality- It is built surprisingly well for the era it was bui... Read More

1992 Chrysler Le Baron Reviews

My Third By israndy

I continue to love the Chrysler convertibles and look forward to my next one, an inexpensive way to get a convertible in your life, paid $5000 in 2000 with 3000 miles on the ODO. My last one ran to al... Read More

A Beautiful Silver Four Door By Mc

This vehicle had 120k miles when purchased. Equipped with a V-6 3.0 liter Mitsubishi engne coupled to a 4 speed auto. Generated 120 hp. Front wheel drive, very stable vehicle, dependable build. Had sl... Read More

1991 Chrysler Le Baron Reviews

Good Car But After 100,000 You're Gonna Be Payin Alot Of $$$ By CJ

this is a fun car. Honestly even though it's just a commuter car. it will get you from a to b, the top is nice and it not a bad lookin car. I just replaced the transmission though and it eats coolant ... Read More

It Gets Me Around By Jay

i love this car its a convartiable drives well gets me around. its a fixer upper when i got it was wrecked had it up to 110 once im always working on it but i love it the car is reliable tho so i do... Read More

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