1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue from North America - Comments

5th Mar 2006, 15:08

My boyfriend and I recently purchased a 1987 fifth ave. It only has 70,000 original miles and one owner. This car has been great and very reliable. I understand why people say that this car is comfortable and have no need for stretching. We haven't had any problems other than we noticed a slight miss when going up hills. We put new spark plugs and wires and she runs like a champ again!

9th Aug 2006, 18:56

I have a 1991 Chrysler 5th Avenue, and something is wrong with the transmission sensors or my computer. I can`t down shift to 2nd gear. I wanna know if ya`ll can give me some info on which one is messed up on my car. I have a 3.8 motor in with power windows and seats.

19th Jan 2007, 10:08

Hello, I just picked up my first 5th. ave. from second owner. The car has only 46k miles. on it, but I'm having transmission issues, and I don't know if this has a lock-up converter, and what trans. will interchange. if anyone knows, it would really help. thanks.

23rd Jan 2007, 22:29

I started with the fifth ave about 4 years ago and haven't looked back. I didn't think I was the only one who loved mine this much as I get so many compliments. I influenced my friend into buying one after I have been giving him a ride to work, now he loves his just as much. 2 years ago I rolled my 1st 5th ave then bought another one 3 weeks later, just had to have another one. I'm 31 years old and I'm keeping mine until I check out... great car!

14th Nov 2008, 20:07

I am on my second 1987 Fifth Avenue. I live in Ontario Canada and in the snow belt area north of London, lots of salt and sand applied to the roads in winter.

I bought my first one in 1993 with 65 000 kms on it and took it off the road in 2005 with over 300 000 kms on it. I traveled all over Canada and the US pulling a small camping trailer. It was the most reliable car I ever owned, and I have been through a few. The motor did not burn oil and the transmission was still good at the end.

I failed to dripless oil the underside annually though and the bottom softened and that was the reason I gave it up.

As I was searching for another vehicle I came across another 1987 in someone's backyard. It had been there for five years in the open after the owner passed on. It was thought that someone in the family would want it, but no one did. I purchased it cheaply to use temporarily for parts, but discovered there was still a solid car under the algae growth. It had 62500 k's on it and I used parts from the first Fifth Ave to replace anything defective or worn on the second. The "new" one has been to Florida twice and now has 120 000 ks on it. I'm oiling this one annually and hope it will outlast the first one. Repairs are only needed occasionally and usually just maintenance. I love my mobile living room:)

4th Jan 2009, 23:16

Hi Chrysler fan, I just bought this 1988 Fifth Avenue with 125K on it, and let me tell you it runs like a charm with its under coating rust proof. I live near Ottawa, Canada. Cold weather, salt and snow did not affect the body at all. I wish to have it for another 20 years.

7th Oct 2009, 10:16

I just bought a 1987 Fifth Avenue, and so far so good, runs like a beast.. Only has 107,000 miles on it. Got it for dirt cheap.

Only problem that it has.. Minor dents and rust.. and a mini hole in the fiberglass rear bumper.

I have been looking all over for a spare parts vehicle and am having the hardest time finding it.

I live in Maine and my email is Andrewm_4u@hotmail.com if anyone of you know whereabouts I can find a scrap parts car.

22nd Jun 2010, 14:34

I love my 87 Fifth Avenue. It is a luxurious living room on wheels. The only problem I have had has been the electronic fuel thing on the air intake died, so I had to replace it. Other than that, she drives like a champ. Bought it from an old man in pristine condition, not a scratch on her, and even bought her some new chrome shoes.

18th Sep 2010, 22:05

My 1985 Chrysler 5th Avenue, just got "Collector Status" here in British Columbia. In order to get that, the car has to be original!!!

Mine has 330.000 kilometers on her and I have owned it for 8 years. For the last 7 it was my daily driver.

I do adore these cars, I love them for what they are and what they are supposed to be good at, and I do not dislike them for certain things they are awful at them. We all know that the roadholding is not the best, so what, drive a bit slower and enjoy the "First Class Furniture".

My car has been absolutely reliable, good service from the dealer. She is Gold with ghastly yellow sort of mouse fur, but for some reason it goes with the shag carpet on the doors.

Find a good one like mine, absolutely NO RUST nowhere and excellent service. Remember, it is a sin to crush old tin

Bastiaan Van Der Hoek, Vancouver BC.

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