1973 Plymouth Duster None 318
Good cheap transportation
Tie rod ends.
Master cylinder (plus normal brake maintenance).
I bought this Duster while I was in the USN for $100.00. Overall this was a vary reliable and inexpensive automobile to own.
At the time I bought it the car looked horrible, vinyl top was popping off, interior was trashed (even the rear seat), body was also in poor condition on the passenger side; note I never did anything about the way the car looked in all the years I owned it.
But I was familiar with Mopar's and checked out the power train and found it to be solid, suspension was in poor condition.
Replaced ball joints and tie rod ends and drove the car for very little money until I got out of the service.
Continued to own and drive the Duster as a second vehicle for many years (into the mid 1990's), at which time I rear ended someone and broke the passenger side torsion bar mounting sleeve. After this I could never get the car property repaired and eventually junked it after salvaging the power train and various other parts.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th June, 2009