1985 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews

1985 Chrysler New Yorker 2.2L turbo from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130030 miles
Most recent distance130160 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

I guess the headgasket has a small leak in it, so it leaks a little bit of oil, but I've been religiously checking it and it just seems like a drop or two here and there.

The old owners got rear ended, so there is a small dent on the rear quarter panel, but trunk closes fine.

Clearcoat is starting to chip, but will buff out soon it'll be fine.

General Comments:

I bought this car a few days ago from a very old couple that have owned it for the past decade. Always been garaged!

The turbo runs good, as does the engine and transmission.

The car rides like a dream, it has all leather interior with dual power seats, power everything. Has many electronic features NOT on most new cars (temperature, directional, fuel economy, estimated time to arrival, car TALKS to you!, 6 speaker sound system, cruise control, air conditioning)

The car isnt the fastest or best handling, but for cruising, you cant beat it. Get many stares from the ladies, with one very hot girl coming up and asking for my number (she had the same year/model car except maroon)

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

Review Date: 8th September, 2006

14th Aug 2007, 15:41

1972 I had a 1965 Chrysler New Yorker 4 dr Dark blue light blue leather seats and all the power options that Chrysler offered at the time. It was a beautiful car and attracted the attention when I would drive it anywhere. I discovered by accident when cleaning the dashboard a switch on the bottom that it turned on the re-verb that flooded the car with a echo sound. It truly added to the sound system and a option that one cannot find anywhere these days and a option that is no longer offered. I truly enjoyed my New Yorker not to mention that I was a young man at the time and a car not many young people would own. My Father helped me get the car.

1985 Chrysler New Yorker 5th Avenue e-class 2.6 liter Mitsubishi from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.6 liter Mitsubishi Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance196000 miles
Previous carDodge Dart

Summary:

A pretty nice, comfortable car-if you avoid the Mitsubishi engine!

Faults:

Engine blew at 130,000 miles, was very expensive to rebuild, spent about 7000 on this car. Catalytic converted supposedly plugged up, causing engine to blow on a steep grade. This was $700 if it was a California car, it was originally from Delaware, so it was $440.00. For the Chrysler-built engine, this would have been about $100.00. This car had the Mikuni carburetor, which only one place in Santee California could tame (Dooley"s), another professional carb shop rebuilt this carb about six times, until I gave up on them.

Engine blew a second time about 196000 miles, upon which I gave it to a fellow car salesman (as I was selling Ford's at that time). Ironically, I was trying to prepare for eventually having to replace the transmission, which never did need any repairs, even as the car approached 200,000 miles on it--all I did was have it serviced every year or two with fresh, factory transmission fluid and a good transmission filter.

General Comments:

A nice comfortable car, I loved the electronic talking dash, with it's LED readout instead of dials and gauges. However, it doesn't feel nearly as "solid" as my Mustang does now.

I also would not buy any car with an engine made by Mitsubishi, or a vehicle made by them either. They seem to simply extort money out of people on repair parts, and to over-engineer their products, making them more complicated than necessary, with no real benefit to doing so.

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

Review Date: 21st January, 2003

4th Jul 2010, 18:48

I wouldn't recommend a Mustang, they are money pits and quite low quality.

16th Dec 2010, 22:35

1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible : 2.5L V6 Mitsubishi engine = GARBAGE. It was nothing but trouble. I don't care to get into ALL of the details.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews