1987 Plymouth Gran Fury Salon 5.2 gas
Only problem I had was pick up in the fuel tank.
My father bought this vehicle new. He drove it after break-in exactly 120 miles with the cruise set on 55 mph. He used exactly 1.7 gallons of fuel on this trip. We owned a repair shop at the time and I couldn't believe it! So my father and I, along with my uncle and a tech from our shop each individually witnessed this car achieve over 60 MPG on the highway!
This car continued around the 55 MPG on the highway until well over 100k miles. We had to replace the SCC (lean-burn comp.), a timing chain and a distributor. We figured that would be the end of the mileage. The Fury still achieved in the high 40s in MPG.
I recently had to rebuild the carb, so I am not sure what will happen. Chrysler can build a full sized V8 and get 50 MPG. All of us will swear in court to this, and have verified it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2013
13th Feb 2013, 08:35
Your old Fury with a 318 V8 gets over 60 MPG.
Uh, yeah, that's believable.
13th Feb 2013, 09:03
"This car continued around the 55 MPG on the highway until well over 100k miles."
- How? By going down a very steep hill all the time?
13th Feb 2013, 12:57
Interesting about the fuel mileage. We used to use these as taxi-cabs back in the 1990s, and they were fantastically durable and reliable, as well as being wonderfully comfortable and pleasant to drive. However we did use quite a lot more gas than that, admittedly mostly in urban/suburban driving.