1979 Chrysler Newport Review

1979 Chrysler Newport 5.2 (318)V8 from North America

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.2 (318)V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance92300 kilometres
Previous carChrysler New Yorker


This car is the Perfect car for cruise nights


Power window switch, (took me 6 months to find one)


Alternator is a little weak.

Other than that it's a fine automobile.

General Comments:

This is Definitely the Best car I've ever owned. It's a trouble free car and this car may not do a burnout, but it takes off like a bat out of hell. the 904 Transmission shifts well and the engine runs great with the 2 barrel on it. The body is very good on it for a 1979 and the car turns heads. I affectionately call this all original car the pimp mobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review