Chrysler Centura Reviews

1976 Chrysler Centura KB GL 4.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carChrysler Centura

Summary:

A high performance bargain

Faults:

Passenger side seat badly ripped from years of use and sun damage.

General Comments:

These car's are pretty plain standard, but can be turned into a rocket with the famous 265 hemi six pack engine the 4.0 came with around 180 horse power they are cheap power house with a boot load of torque.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2004

17th Oct 2006, 02:20

I have a 1975 245 Hemi powered Centura that in stock form except extractors is an absolute rocket. It's finished in pale yellow, light grey vinyl roof with white interior.Its up for sale for $3500.00 Australian.Would suit enthusiast as has no visual rust and runs extremely well.Contact me on 0408 406 101 for more details.

1976 Chrysler Centura KB 4.3 litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 litre Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

302+hp, 1160kg.. You do the maths

Faults:

Previous cars I have owned had their auto's fail.

General Comments:

These cars started life as a small french passenger car, the Simca 180, with european interiors, european handling and a tiny 1.8 litre 4 cylinder engine.

Chrysler Australia needed a small economy car that still used Australian engine parts... So they put the Australian built 4.0 litre 'Hemi' in them. It did reduce the handling, but not overly so. Performance however was startling.

The 4.3L version of the 'Hemi' with its 302hp (225Kw) once held the title of fastest accelerating production 6 cylinder in the world... In a 200kg heavier car (and I think still is for non-turbo cars).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th October, 2003

17th Nov 2005, 02:44

I have a KB centura I'm working on its got a worked 265 auto 3000stall approx.330-340HP hoping to run about 12or13's on the 1/4mile should be a lot of fun as it's a street driver too...

11th Jan 2008, 01:27

I own a KB Centura with a warm 245 4 speed and 3.23 diff. I've just fitted 100hp nitrous. This should wake her up.

This car has had a complete ground up rebuild. With a set of Toyo hill climbing tyres on, she handles like a dream! Sure surprised me!

28th Jul 2009, 18:58

I own a 1975 KB GL 245 3speed that I bought new on 15 May 1975. Has done 342,000 km and has been simply a superb totally original car. Won't ever sell it as there is nothing that would replace it. Kids today that see it have no idea what it is, it is funny to see them bending their necks trying to get a look at it!

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews