1981 Chrysler LeBaron Review

1981 Chrysler LeBaron 318 from North America

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 318 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance212000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre


Old american styled automobile


Very little; an alternator a few years ago, wiper bushings, just small mickey mouse things.

General Comments:

My old Chrysler is heading for 30, and is still as good as any modern automobile. It was well maintained by the elderly gentleman who had it before me, and I keep it the same.

It has a 318; not much horsepower, but plenty of torque, and a nice powerful noise from the car whenever I see my son drive it.

I may be an oddball driving this when everything else on the highways is modern, but I like everything about this old Chrysler, and don't think I could ever part with it.

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

Review Date: 2nd January, 2011

2nd Jan 2011, 14:22

Having this 30 year old Lebaron makes you smarter, and it goes to show that you have a sense of class. All this modern junk is for the most part hideous, and not constructed as well anyway.

9th Jan 2011, 17:41

Thank you. I'm 21 and will only drive real cars such as my 95' Grand Marquis and 98' Crown Victoria. Hope the LeBaron continues to do well for you!

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review