1982 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Editon 318 CID 2 bbl V8/140 HP from North America


One of the best cars ever made


Had to put in new spark plugs/wires when first bought.

The trunk is starting to leak when it rains.

The rear sags some (may need new leaf springs)

The cloth A, B, and C pillers are torn and sagging (a very common problem with these cars)

Engine leaks oil (needs new valve cover gaskets)

General Comments:

The Good:

Couch-like seats with super high-grade leather not found in monern cars.

Was garage kept its entire life.

Almost fully loaded.

Good on gas for a V-8.

No rust anywhere.

Is metal instead of plastic.

Stylish and easy to read gauges.

Is very maneuverable.

Has one of the best engine and transmission ever made.

The Bad:

No sunroof.

The fuel tank is too small.

The vinyl top seriously compromises rear vision.

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

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2007

1982 Chrysler New Yorker 318 V8 from North America


This is a very dependable car which will make it from point A to B in no trouble at all.


Leaks and burns a quart of oil every 1000 miles.

The suspension is extremely loose.

Interior worn badly.

Minimal performance for a V8.

Had to replace the radio and speakers.

General Comments:

Was parked for 11 years and started up instantly.

Seats are like pillows.

Had to put very little money into it.

The 318 starts every time, even in the cold North Dakota winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2005

5th Dec 2005, 03:32

You are really lucky to own a 1979-81 Chrysler New York or any R-body car from those years, you definitely don't see very many of those cars around and they were better looking cars than the Ford's and GM of those years although I do like them, I've always been a big fan of the classic R-body cars and they are definitely one of the most obscure cars ever made, I wish you best of luck on your car and keep up the good work.

1982 Chrysler New Yorker 5.2L V8 from North America


This Chrysler is a very well built car


Has a bad oil leak (valve cover gaskets.)

Recently replaced front and rear shocks.

New alternator.

Power antenna needs to be replaced.

Seats are worn badly.

General Comments:

This car just won't quit on me. I'm very proud of the stock 318. With 352,164 miles, it still starts every day.

The interior is very nice leather, but they have started to tear.

The stereo is not that good with two front speakers blown and two rear speakers that are very worn, not to mention the worn out (not broken) rear amplifier speaker switch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2005

4th Dec 2006, 18:41

It was great review and it really something about how lost lasting Chrysler's 318 is!

1982 Chrysler New Yorker 5th Ave. 318 V8 from North America


An old luxury car that is still a decent car


Rear main seal and hydraulic lifters at 45,00 miles.

Inside door handle on driver's side broke off.

Left front caliper sticks.

Many holes in Exhaust.

General Comments:

Cabin very comfortable, feels like I'm riding on a leather sofa.

Speedometer only goes to 85mph.

Added a 6 CD changer in the trunk.

Snow Tires on in winter.

Was an old lady's car in a rural town in North Dakota.

Power everything.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd March, 2003

15th Apr 2004, 07:06

It can be slow and have mechanical problem, but it is a cruiser.

28th Aug 2004, 17:17

I've owned my Chrysler from day one. Its been a good car.

9th Jul 2007, 16:32

The 318 in the '82 New Yorker is slow, yes; but is a powerful engine and can tow better than some trucks.