Particularly Concorde? Are they any good? Thanks in advance
Too many variables to come to a conclusive decision, however, i can talk from personal experience.
In 2001 i bought a Ford Explorer which i gave to one of my friends he's had the car on the original engine to date without any real problems, he's clocked an additional 120k miles on it since.
And TOYOSI20 you are right. I drive a V6 3.8 Chevy Impala 2002 when in Lagos and I've had it for two years , No Shakin ! its rugged , hard yet smooth and comfortable and i don't live in Ikoyi where all the roads are, supposedly good by naija standard.
I admit i do have a really good mechanic who knows his stuff. As per the Chrysler, my mechanics been running a Dodge caravan 1997(basically the same van just different branding), for about 5 years, its a bit battered but mechanically OK.
Everything isn't all Toyota and Nissan isn't it better to be radically distinctive & unique than to blend into insignificance, and i don't mean to show off.
My advise to you is to run away from American cars Ford, Chevy, and the others. True the cost of maintenance is cheap, but by the time you spend so much on maintenance you'd realize you spending a lot more money. Not only that, think of all the time your car would be at the shop being fixed and all the inconveniences. Get you a foreign car Honda, Nisan, etc the are more expensive but more reliable.