1978 Chrysler Valiant Review from Australia and New Zealand

1978 Chrysler Valiant CL 4.0 Hemi

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership1981
Engine and transmission 4.0 Hemi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Valiant


Reliable and comfortable


Cylinder Head was replaced just prior to the vehicle being traded. This was due to a large amount of use in a short period of time (3 years)

Radiator was replaced due to collision with a kangaroo.

General Comments:

Even though the car started to suffer major problems prior to trade in time (due to covering 200000 Km in approximately 3 years), it was generally a reliable vehicle. The motor had a tonne of guts and could reach speeds of up to 130 km/h with ease. All in all it was a great vehicle for the time, although it would chew the fuel due to the fitment of a 3 speed column shift transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2006

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review