1979 Chrysler Cordoba 360 and 318 from North America
Best vehicles I have ever owned in both looks and performance!
In all of the years that I have had these two cars, I have had to do very little maintenance on them. Mostly wear and tear for being so old, but overall they have been more than fantastic!
I drove the 360 from Washington State to Minnesota, then from Minnesota to Texas, just to drive it all the way from Texas back to Minnesota, and I didn't have one problem the whole way! This was in the last two years it went all those miles.
Both of these vehicles are 1979's, and for the two of them I have spent less than 1,000 in parts and maintenance for BOTH since I bought them.
Great vehicles; would drive them forever if they can keep up!
I bought them both originally for $400.00 and would never give them up. Sorry guys, not even to save the world!
I will say that I did have a timing belt stretch in both of them, which is a common problem for these vehicles, but if you have a mechanical background, nearly everything besides an engine or transmission on these cars can be done for less than $100.00. CHEAP PARTS!
Best cars I have ever owned hands down! Chrysler deserves a cookie for making these luxurious beauties.
Best vehicle I have ever owned. If you can find one you are one lucky soul. I was fortunate enough to get two of them, and would travel across the country if I knew someone was selling for cheap. I love to restore vehicles that deserve it :D.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th April, 2008
15th Apr 2008, 11:12
No reason to be so sarcastic about the "timing belt" faux pas, the rest of his review was totally valid. My family still has the 1975 Charger (nameplate alternate of the Cordoba) that my dad bought new, and it's still one of the quietest, smoothest cars on the road. The 318 has a good chance of running practically forever.
19th Nov 2009, 23:42
I wouldn't say Cordoba's aren't memorable. When I mention my Cordoba to people they always recall the styling and the commercials. At the time Chrysler needed a high selling car and the Cordoba was it.