1988 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 318 C.I. from North America
Great sturdy reliable automobile
Stabilizer bar end bolt missing replaced.
Reman spark control computer.
Air charge temperature sensor.
For a car that's 28 years old, it's expected to see those things.
I wanted a RWD vehicle. The vehicle of choice was the Fifth Avenue. I didn't care about gas prices.
It's a luxury classy automobile. The Corinthian leather is very comfortable. Handling is amazing on corners for a car of that weight.
Sure it needs work, but nothing major.
I enjoy taking her to car shows, especially when leaving at dusk with the LED opera lamps.
Very pleased with my car. I'll hold her as long as I can and restore the car in the process.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th May, 2016
29th May 2016, 02:41
Quick question: Are you running it on Premium fuel?
Chrysler wanted MPG any way they could for this platform, redoing the 318 to run on Premium fuel from 1985 on.
Sure enough, the EPA fuel economy ratings are based on premium -
31st May 2016, 20:13
Yes I run Premium on my car. It pings until I get the distributor retarded. Whoever owned the car, the vacuum transducer was bad and they bypassed it. Then they advanced the distributor. I tried running it with the new computer and it pings real bad. So I am running it without the vacuum transducer plugged in; runs great for now.
3rd Jun 2016, 14:13
This car came with electroluminescent panels in the opera lights as original equipment, so if your car has LEDs, then someone took the easy but tacky way out to restore their function.
Here's how to do it the RIGHT way: www.instructables.com/id/Rebuild-Your-Cars-EL-electroluminescent-Lights/
(The embedded e-bay link is no longer any good, but the replacement panels are available from other e-bay sellers.)