With its bold grille and fluid lines, the Chrysler Concorde remains a pretty car. It's also surprisingly functional with a comfortable, roomy interior. Chrysler has refined the Concorde's suspension for 2000 for a quieter, smoother ride. Variable-assist, speed-sensitive steering is now standard on the LXi model. Chrysler's Concorde shares platforms with the European-styled Chrysler 300M, luxurious Chrysler LHS and sporty Dodge Intrepid. But the Concorde offers unique styling. The Intrepid is a full 5 inches shorter than the Concorde. The upscale LHS shares Concorde's basic shape, but adds a range of luxury touches and more than $2,000 to the bottom line. The shorter 300M is the sportiest of the bunch, with a high-performance powertrain and suspension package. For many buyers, the Concorde is likely to hit the mark. It offers a wonderful balance of elegance, performance, handling, roominess and value.