1970 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews from North America

1970 Chrysler New Yorker 4 door 440 four barrel carb

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1979
Most recent year of ownership1981
Engine and transmission 440 four barrel carb Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Wagoneer

Summary:

Classic American big V8 in a boat of a car; great fun

Faults:

The car was in mint condition, but came up constantly with lots of small annoyances; mostly electrical and some mechanical/ transmission.

General Comments:

The car takes off with the pleasant sound and feel of an airplane, but is neither quick nor fast.

Handling deteriorates seriously at speeds higher than 110m/hr. The car floats enormously even on straight thruways.

Acceleration is quick, after noticeable lags, during which the car seems to prepare itself for the rush. The auto transmission is not precise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th March, 2008

1970 Chrysler New Yorker

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired68500 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles

Summary:

A big unreliable ride

Faults:

Carburettor rebuilt.

Starter rebuilt.

Brake master cylinder.

Radio.

Air conditioner.

General Comments:

This car is great to drive around in when it wants to run. The cabin is very roomy and the seats are comfortable.

On the other hand, the car stalls when you slow down or sometimes when you stop at a light; but when I take it to the garage it always runs perfect for them. I wish I had bought a car like this from a more trustworthy person.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th August, 2001

14th Dec 2002, 00:00

Your car probably has a 440 cubic inch engine producing close to 400 horsepower. A couple of minor mods and these things will produce over 500 pounds of torque. Usually the only things that go wrong with these engines are the carb or distributor. Get it running it right and you will be able to outrun most of these Japanese buzz boxes on the road, at least until you mave to turn!

16th Jan 2003, 16:13

I had a 1970 New Yorker that stalled when I stopped. If I remember correctly, it was because the power-brake caused the vacuum to drop on the motor. Which of course caused it to lean out and die. I think the problem was a bad power-brake booster. Put a vacuum gauge on the vacuum tree and check to see if it drops when you apply the brakes.

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews