Chrysler Cirrus

The Chrysler Cirrus had a pretty short run in production. It was a mid-size 4-door sedan available in the United States from 1995 to 2000. Do not confuse the Cirrus being sold in Mexico ' that is in fact the Sebring sedan only rebadged. In accordance with their names, the Cirrus, the Dodge Stratus and the Plymouth Breeze, were known as the "Cloud Cars". Although the name is pretty catchy, that isn't the reason the Cirrus has received recognition over the years. Motor Trend magazine named the Cirrus Car of the Year for 1995 and it made it on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 1996 and 1997. The Cirrus got its start as a concept car that hit center stage at the 1992 North American International Auto Show. Within three years, the Cirrus was released to the marketplace as the highest-end model of the Cloud Cars. The Stratus took the middle of the road and the Breeze is bringing up the rear. But, all that really does not matter given that many of the same features and options were available on all three. Drivers could select from a four-speed automatic transmission, a tilt steering wheel, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, a power antenna, remote keyless entry, an anti-theft system, power windows, power door locks, a power driver's seat, leather seats, a six CD changer, and a sunroof. With all these options one would have to wonder if anything came standard. With that in mind, a Base Breeze and a Base Stratus both came with comparable price tags, yet there were much fewer options available on the Breeze than on the Stratus. Drivers in Mexico were given the first generation of the Cirrus. They were privy to a turbocharged version of the first model and seemingly it did quite well. Shortly thereafter, drivers in the United States got their hands on the model as well.