Plymouth Fury Review from UK and Ireland

1966 Plymouth Fury III 318

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 318 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carChrysler Charger

Summary:

Fantastic, loads of character

Faults:

Seats split.

TOTAL brake failure reversing in car park resulting in parking manoeuvre through supermarket window.

Front torsion bar snapped so suspension collapsed ls.

Worn and broken advance springs in distributor.

General Comments:

Bought this car for £300.00 and was a daily driver.

Great drive and ultra reliable considering I was 17 at the time and drove it to hell and back!

Very fast compared to the English rubbish we had then.

Everyone knew me and I knew none of them.

Bench seats and pillar less were great.

Reasonable economy on long runs, but lousy in town due to my heavy foot.

Got through a set of rears every Saturday night doing burnouts everywhere, cost me more in tires than gas!

Handled like a pig when pushed, but was great fun sideways at 50+

Sounded absolutely fantastic with homemade exhausts.

Nearly blew myself up welding the boot seam behind the rear fender near the gas tank. (covered it with a wet cloth! Very very stupid on reflection)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2007

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review