1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue Sedan 318 V8 from North America


Solid vehicle


Driver window and behind driver window went down, but never went back up.

Electric door locks and seats don't work.

Transmission only goes in reverse.

General Comments:

Haven't drove yet, but once transmission is fixed I hope she hauls.

I love the interior!!!

Velour royal blue seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2007

1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 318 cu.in. V8 (5.2L) from North America


This car is a forgotten, inexpensive to maintain, luxury car (under $5,000)


Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

General Comments:

Smooth riding american luxury car. Quite expensive at the time and mine has the optional two-tone silver/black paint. Nothing has gone wrong and appears clean enough to eat on in the engine compartment. Now using a K & N Air filter, Mobil 1 Synthetic in both the engine oil and the transmission too. Car is in Florida now and is used daily to and from work as well as on drives on the weekend down to the Florida Keys. I get 17 mpg with the A/C on (yes, you need the A/C on in November in Florida) in the city and 23 on the highway. Mine has the "Ultimate Sound" package and though it is just a cassette system, it sounds great! The interior is all grey leather and the only thing I miss from my Lincoln is the adjustable resistance on the steering wheel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2006

1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 318 5.2L from North America


Reliable Granny-Gangster Car


Fan Clutch bearings.


General Comments:

I bought this luxury car with hardly a scratch and barely a dent for $500 in blue with leather blue interior. It's not very fast, I believe it had a 2 barrel carb, and stock I think is 140 HP. I was the 2nd owner at 202,000 miles~!

I sold it to a gangster wannabee kid who is still driving it till this day. It the perfect gangster wannabee car with different wheels on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2006

1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 318 V8 from North America


Old School > New School


Bits of interior upholstery beginning to come loose.

Replaced a few dry rotted vacuum lines and break lines.

General Comments:

Wow, this car makes you wish it was 1987 again. The suspension and steering are so soft and floaty, it feels like driving a boat. Which, let's face it, you are.

The 318 engine will never die. A thousand years from now, some scientist will dig up an old Fifth and be able to start it right off the bat.

The instrument panel and steering wheel have a very old-school feel to them, makes the car seem older than it really is.

It is kind of slow if you're trying to drive economically, but if you hit the gas just right the car gives you a gratifying jump foward.

For all your gearheads out there, the Fifth Avenue series of cars has a tremendous amount of mechanical upgrades you can preform with a little research, including 360 cubic inch engines, tougher rear axles, and even a conversion to a manual 4 speed!

In a nutshell, the Chrysler Fifth Avenue, like it's M body siblings, will last for years longer than many modern cars if treated right (Ford Windstar, I'm looking at you). It proves once again that you don't have to spend 10 grand to get a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2006

1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 318 CID 2 bbl V8/140 HP from North America


A Luxury Car With All The Comforts Of A Lincoln or Cadillac, but Not The Price


It leaks oil.

Cruise Control doesn't work.

Front passenger side power seat dosen't work.

Ignition light won't light up even after a new bulb.

Front passenger side power window moter had a broken gear replaced for $20.

Have replaced several dashboard lights.

Cloth interior trim has not aged well...

Vinyl top has several holes on the roof.

Paint is badly faded.

General Comments:

The Good:

Driving the Fifth Avenue is like driving a couch.

Leather seats are in better shape then the seats in my mother's '00 Gr. Caravan.

The dashboard and gauge set up reminds me of some muscle cars.

Its almost fully loaded.

An old man owned for most of its life and baby-ed it.

The 318 will not die.

Theres almost no rust.

The TorqueFilte 3-Speed automatic shifts very smoothly even though the car is almost 20 years old.

Good on gas for a V-8.

Got it for free.

The Bad:

The vinyl top seriously compormises rear vision.

It dosen't have a sunroof

The 18 gallon fuel tank is too small for the engine and 2 1/2 ton body.

The driver's seat can be adjusted 6 ways, but can't recline.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2006

12th Apr 2006, 19:27

Fart Can Muffler Honda... I like that. My term was Party Favor Muffler. Whatever, those things are really annoying...

12th Apr 2006, 21:52

He may be wrong about the weight, but it was well-reviewed. He was very specific on the details, and half the time these reviews are really vague. Maybe it isn't 5000 pounds, but compared to a lot of 90's and newer cars its pretty heavy.