1978 AMC Concord DL 4.2L straight six from North America
Wonderful car that we miss
Water pump went out at about 80 thousand miles.
Car needed a new muffler about every two years.
We bought our new mocha brown '78 DL 4 door in may of 78.
The Concord was the best American car I have owned.
It started every time.
It drove smoothly, even when it had over 100 thousand miles.
It was our first and last AMC car. When it was time to buy another new car, AMC was gone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2009
Yes, AMC built some very nice, dependable vehicles.
It is a shame that AMC went the way of so many fine automobile makes.
The quality of Jeeps was excellent when Jeep was a part of the AMC family as well.
I have owned 4 AMC Concords. I have also owned Cadillacs, Chryslers and the like and am a fair judge of cars. My AMC cars gave as good service as any cars I have ever owned. I believe, from my experience, that what came to be known as quality control was the only aspect where these cars are possibly not quite up to industry standards of the time. But, overall, a great little car. Great to drive and ride in, often giving the impression of a much more expensive car. I still own my fathers 1978 D/L Limited wagon, which he bought new off the showroom floor. It is in fine original condition.
Your car is a keeper. I used to sell AMCs and they were great cars. Unfortunately it seems some of the best makes were the first to go out of business. (Well Chrysler killed a good thing when they bought and basically killed AMC).