Fast, smooth, high powered brick on wheels
Since I've owned the car, which is not long, nothing has gone wrong with it.
But one time it wouldn't start, not to sure on the reason it done this, but I've been told that the gear box overheats which dis allows it to start so no damage is done.
My ranger has a 265 engine, standard ranger has a 245, therefore is a lot more powerful.
This car has plenty of power, like all American muscle cars, i'll only ever drive it in wet grass once, I was barly even touching the accelerator and the car was wheel spinning all over the grass, lucky not to get stuck.
I find the car very reliable, nothing seems to go wrong with the engine if you treat it well.
It handles very well once moving, its very hard to turn the wheels if you're not moving for it don't have power steering, the air shocks (gas on the front) and leaf springs work together very well making a smooth comfortable ride, its as smooth as a new car if you keep it to the speed limit.
However, the body's tend to rust quick, mine hasn't tho, mine is in very good condition for it was repainted with a thick coat long before I got it, the paint job is practically buggered now, chips easily, looks like the panels has ripples in it, but they are as straight as ever, I plan to get it repainted as soon as I get the money.
And its alrite on gas when your driving around town, but once your cruising at 100 km's it starts to eat the petrol, but what do you expect for a 4.3 litre Hemi engine?
I find this car great, I have a 2nd car I use to go to work in, and only use my valiant in the weekend, so its rather cheap to run in that case.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2004