CARFAX Risk Factor Statistics for Chrysler (US Imports)
Since 1992, 142.879 Chrysler cars were imported from the U.S. to Europe. Most popular are by far the Stratus and the Neon. Which account for almost 50% of all imports. The biggest individual import market for Chrysler is Germany with a 30% share.
One risk factor for imported Chrysler cars from the US is to buy a total loss car. The concept of a total loss car needs little explanation. More important however is to mention that many cars which have been declared a total loss in the United States are exported to Europe without mentioning it to their new owners. How is this possible? The cars are often illegally repaired at the lowest cost possible and exported to get the highest possible price. Used car buyers in Europe can be fooled more easily because they are mostly unaware of any type of damage history. In the last years 6.639 Chrysler were exported to Europe with a total loss history.
A different, but definitely not less damaging type of history is flood history. There are some states in the U.S. that are less environmentally unstable than others. Think of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes etc. These type of weather conditions can also affect cars and their functionality. When it does, the value of the vehicle is often significantly reduced. The solution is often similar: send them to Europe, where the people don’t know about the potential damages. Presently there are 653 Chryslers in Europe with a known damage of flood.
Buying a used car can be a tricky search. How do you find a car that just functions properly, has no hidden history and an honest price? And not less important, how can I avoid buying a lemon car? Luckily, there are only 40 Chrysler cars in Europe that have been detected or reported to CARFAX as a lemon vehicle. Lemon cars are cars which are a continuous pain through costly reparations, limited functionality or and negative history. These cars seem to be a financial drain without any returns. Buying a great car starts with weeding out the worst: Pull your CARFAX Report now!