1989 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1989 Chrysler New Yorker Basic 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres

Summary:

Power, classic looks and reliability - what more can you ask?

Faults:

Timing belt (100$).

Fuel pump (250$).

Brakes (30$).

Engine crankshaft and camshaft seals due to a clogged pressure relief tube on top of the valve cover (250$).

Oil pan (150$).

Plus some other minor things I can't quite remember, most of them routine maintenance. Overall reliability is very good.

General Comments:

A very good car with excellent classy looks and the kick only a true sports car can deliver. The ride is smooth as if you were riding a cloud and the pot holes can barely be noticed, provided they are of a moderate size.

The engine itself is the smallest available engine for this model (a 3.3L and a 3.8L V6 is also available), but it still delivers enough power to stick you to the car's seat every time you step on it (the seats are very comfy, by the way).

Acceleration is truly amazing and for me, that is a must (I love seeing those souped up Japanese cars disappear in my rear view mirror as they try to race me to get ahead). Top speed reads 160 Km/h on my 3L. I don't know about the other models and at what speeds they can top.

Other than that, I would like to add that this is everything you can ask from a car - a classy look, power and reliability, even if it costs a few more pennies for the gas (but not a lot more though).

In my opinion, American auto makers should stick to these powerful and large designs, as those are the only cars they excel in. If I ever get rid of this one, I will be looking for another New Yorker for sale in the papers!

P.S. Do not confuse the New Yorker with a Dynasty - they are very similar, but the Dynasty is known as much less luxurious and has more flaws.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2001

30th Aug 2001, 22:51

I totally agree with this man, the New Yorker is an awesome car that everyone should drive at least once, I myself know because I have an '88 New Yorker.

7th Aug 2002, 21:21

This is a really great car, I should know I had one. However, I obtained mine from a lady that had been in an accident with it, (This wasn't told to me at the time I purchased the vehicle), and soon it was starting to fall apart. Understandably cars aren't made to be hit, but Chrysler didn't make it very sturdy in that manner. Other than when the problems began it was an awesome car!

1989 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Edition 318 MoPar V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 318 MoPar V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance123654 miles
Previous carToyota Cressida

Summary:

The most luxurious car after a Cadillac..

Faults:

Well my only problem was, believe it or not, the slim opera light on the rear passenger's door stopped working around 100,000 miles.

I had to replace the carburetor at 110,000 miles.

No other problems to date.

General Comments:

This car is so much better than Cressida. I hated the Cressida. It was top of the line but in comparison to the Chrysler it was bottom of the line.

My Chrysler's interior is it's strong point.

Velvet upholstered "pillow style" seats are supportive and comfortable.

Love the limo-style rear window and the landau top.

I just love a good Chrysler luxury car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th June, 2001

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews