1981 Chrysler Valiant Review from Australia and New Zealand

1981 Chrysler Valiant 4.0L ELB Hemi 6

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0L ELB Hemi 6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres


Beautiful classic Aussie tank with balls and style


The carburettor is worn out (so won't idle).

Steering box worn.

Electrical gremlin (blows fuses all of the time).

General Comments:

I got this car from a family friend for a parts car for my regal, I soon found that it was as good if not better than the regal itself.

Goes great in a straight line.

Handles awesome even after hitting a bank at 40 km/h.

Good on fuel.

Always gets me home.

When I get the money ill fix her up and keep her till I die.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review