1993 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews from North America

1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L 60 degree V6

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.3L 60 degree V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired250570 kilometres
Most recent distance252300 kilometres
Previous carDodge Stratus

Summary:

Very comfortable and reliable

Faults:

Rear view mirror fell off.

Turn signal switch stopped working.

Trunk lift springs broke.

Piece of transmission snap ring in the transmission pan when I did a fluid change.

Previous owner said the engine computer died a couple years ago, but was replaced with a new one.

General Comments:

This car is the most comfortable car I've ever owned, with the plush seats and more legroom then an SUV.

I picked this car up to keep as a spare car to drive when my other ones break down. It seems reliable, but I did find a piece of a snap ring from the transmission when I dropped the pan and changed the fluid. The transmission shifts even better now, and I don't see it as an issue yet, until shifting becomes erratic.

Mileage is OK, I usually take it to 375km in the city before filling. Theoretically, I've calculated it to do over 550km on the highway, probably more, but I haven't had a change to test full highway mileage yet. A lot better than the Explorer I own.

It does have a big turning radius, interesting for 14 inch tires, but I did get used to it in parking lots.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 2010

1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Sundance

Summary:

Old style american luxury

Faults:

Nothing besides hitting a deer (at 60 mph) and destroying the front clip and hood.

General Comments:

This car is a tank with two recliners and a couch for seats. If you can hit a deer at 60 mph and drive away, then you know you are driving a quality built car. There was cosmetic damage, but it still runs and drives beautifully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2007

1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L V6

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres

Summary:

Chrysler: please resurrect the New Yorker again and I will be your first customer

Faults:

153K changed front brake pads, rotors.

154K changed headlight switch and socket, thermostat and coolant.

169K changed spark plugs.

174K bought 2 new front tires.

174k A/C refill, expansion valve + switch (still leaking so gave it up after $450)

175K bought 2 new rear tires.

192K changed rear brake shoes, turned drums, bought new pistons.

196K transmission service (it wouldn't shift up to 2nd)

197K replaced battery.

210K replaced two rear suspension rings.

217K replaced fuel filter + a section of fuel line.

222K replaced front brake pads, rotors, calipers.

222K fixed a broken engine /transmission mount by securing it with some huge washers.

Oil changed every 5K

K&N filter since the last 40K.

Bought the car for $4500 CAD = 3600 US

Total service costs (not including oil changes, tires) : $3800 CAD = 3040 US.

Total: $8300 CAD = $6640 US

Total kilometers driven: 80000.

Total cost of ownership about 10C / km.

General Comments:

Most comfortable car I've ever driven.

Great cruiser. Recently drove it for 1600km (about 1000 miles) in 2 days. It handled it exceptionally well. No back pain after driving it since it has the best seats (or 2 armchairs and a sofa if you will).

Acceleration is little slow for me. This could be because of the crappy transmission. Power kicks in though uphill when you can pass any car.

Vinyl top is worn, but I could spray it over with a special vinyl paint so it doesn't look bad. Paint is still very shiny, but it started to chip off on the hood and the headlight covers. There are 2 minor rust spots on it.

All my family and friends love this car. They feel like they are in a limo or something.

In general, I will try to keep this car running as long as I can. Eventually when it will die I'm also thinking about putting in a brand new engine, transmission and repaint it. Has anyone put in other engine than the 3.3? I seriously like the shape and luxury of this car, but the problem is they don't make these quality cars anymore. A BMW 740 or an LS430 is not as comfortable as my Fifth Ave.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2005

7th Jul 2005, 22:05

They will bring back Walter Chrysler before they bring back this monstrosity.

11th Jul 2005, 06:16

Thank you for the constructive previous comment :- (

12th Jul 2005, 06:22

Sometimes you buy the given car because of constraints (limited time to find the car or limited amount of money as you pointed out). Things change though: your savings account, new cars introduced to market that are worthwhile to invest in.

I would not hesitate to buy this car brand new for 40K Canadian.

13th Sep 2009, 17:07

I own one 1992 Chrysler New Yorker Salon and I love it.

14th Sep 2009, 08:10

I wouldn't consider any new car an investment - as cars are (with the exception of highly collectible ones such as an antique '56 T Bird) depreciating assets.

Having been in the automobile business since 1974 (now retired) I would be reluctant to buy any car brand new, as the depreciation over the first few years is ridiculous.

I prefer to buy low mileage off-lease cars.

For example, my wife recently purchased an off-lease vehicle in like new condition and with only 15,000 miles on it for $21,000 less than the sticker price. I think most of us would rather save the $21,000 than lose it in depreciation, don't you?

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews