1967 Chrysler Newport 4dr Hardtop Sedan 383 c.i. 2 bbl from North America
Whatever Chrysler did with this model, they ought to apply to all of today's models
Starter tends to bind up when vehicle is hot - vehicle must cool for about 20 minutes before restarting.
Window regulators need frequent repair.
Headlight switch tends to overheat (a very common problem with 60's-era Chryslers).
This has been, unarguably, the best vehicle I have ever owned. In its 42 years, it has never been towed. It rides beautifully and catches compliments from everyone that sees it running around town.
I bought it in 1996 at the age of 19, and though it has seen some wear and tear due to daily driving, it still runs like new and needs surprisingly little maintenance for a car of its age.
Gas mileage is about 14 mpg, which is better than expected given the size of the engine and of the vehicle. The engine, transmission and all major engine components are all original, and still running like new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th July, 2009
9th Jul 2009, 14:03
"Yeah, sure: an overweight sedan that gets 14 mpg"
Cross out sedan and put SUV instead and you have Chrysler's attempt at capturing market share for the past decade and a half.
9th Jul 2009, 19:58
He means reliability wise. Let's see in 2050 if we see any 'Ford Fusions' or Prius'!!
10th Jul 2009, 19:40
I don't think there is much question that a 1966 383 is more rugged and reliable than a 2001 4.7 L as used in the Durango. In fact, the 1966 Newport is a more reliable car in general than a new Dodge Durango or Intrepid. And never mind the lack of ABS --- it doesn't work half the time on the Durango, anyway! Nor do you worry about the transmission locking up on the Newport. Yes, remind me again --- why are new cars so much better than this Newport? I've forgotten...