1970 Chrysler Newport Review

1970 Chrysler Newport 383 from North America

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 383 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance218500 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker


Fun to drive, fast and powerful


Rebuilt the top end four years ago to make it suitable for unleaded gas.

Replaced the exhaust three times.

Motor mounts have been replaced four time.

New carburetor.

The points need replacing every year.

Lead wires need replacing every summer, they burn on the manifold, the heat riser is in a bad position.

General Comments:

Terrible on gas!

The car tends to idle rough, for no apparent reason. Sometimes it runs very very well, other times it's sluggish.

Very good off the line when it feels like it, other times it likes to stall out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2001

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review