1992 Chrysler New Yorker from North America


A real trooper... 203+ and still going... what a beast!


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This car had a special needs battery problem. Even when I put in a new battery, I couldn't keep the car doors open for more than 20 minutes at a time or the battery would die. We learned this my Freshman year when we were loading it up to go home. Needless to say jumper cables and willing helpers were not hard to find on a college campus.

A wheel fell off about 2 years ago while I was driving, that was an adventure. The power windows are finicky, and both front windows have broken at some point. Regular stuff other than that really for a car this age.

Tie rods are weak now (I'm sad), and the battery got drained by the shop because they didn't know about its special needs.

Starting to rust bad... I can't have it towed like a normal car. :(

General Comments:

I LOVE this car. It is a beast. I was given this car as a hand-me-down when I was a fresh in college. It had been through my grandparents, uncle, and parents at that point. No-one expected it to last much longer. It was supposed to be a "quick fix" to my need for a car (I was an ed. major and needed to drive for my observation hours). Well, this car got me through college, did all the back and forth 3 hour trips for holidays, and has been with me for 2 years since graduation.

Yorkie, as we have lovingly named this car, is the most comfortable, reliable car I have ever had. This car has 203k miles on it! It owes us nothing and is such a champ. We just bought another car this summer because well our car had 203k miles. Shortly there after the New Yorker had a rattle... we took it to the shop and found out it needed a lot of work to be safe again. We are selling it now to do lack of funds, but we have loved this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2009

14th Oct 2009, 16:17

"A wheel fell off about 2 years ago while I was driving"

- And you held onto this deathtrap?

1992 Chrysler New Yorker 3.3 6 cylinder from North America




My radiator was shot.

My hose from the radiator to the engine was burnt,

and my exhaust pipe broke, and was dragging on the ground.

General Comments:

I bought the car from a dealer. He said go look at the white New Yorker. It was in the back, all dirty. I needed a car bad, so I was happy to see it. It looked worse than it was. He sold it to me for 200 dollars. I think he didn't know what he sold me.

I thought the paint job was ugly; it was just caked on dirt. I took it to the car wash and pressure washed it. I had to wash it 3 times. The rag top in the back was black, completely covered in dirt. It cleaned up nice. It looks brand new. I felt like I had brought the car back to life, and I was happy.

It was in an accident, so it was leaking coolant, so I had a new radiator put in it, and then a hose. I put on a new exhaust pipe, and had a new header panel and bumper put on.

My driver's side window needs a regulator, but that's how I bought it.

So far I've put 900 dollars into it, and it was well worth it. It's a luxurious car; leather seats, power everything, even mirror; I feel like I'm in a Cadillac. I put in a Panasonic head unit, two Kenwood front speakers, a 1400 watt amp, and 2 MTX 15s. Everybody says my ride is pimpin, and when I tell them how much I paid for it, they can't believe it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2005

6th Dec 2008, 12:05

What could cause the fuel pump to go out twice and make the car not turn over at all?? Would splicing the wires that run to the fuel pump cause anything else besides the fuel pump to go out? If you have any answers to these questions, email me at JennysS6B9Lady@aol.com my name is Kristina Ptak.