1986 Dodge Charger Shelby 2.2 liter turbo from North America
Great car that still looks good today
An alternator bracket broke. Bought a new one and installed it myself for about $10.
This was my first car and I wish I still had it. It was pretty fast in the day and cornered like it was on rails (especially with the low profile Eagle GT Gatorbacks that came standard on the Shelby edition).
The CS seats were comfortable and the inside was reasonably spacious.
Gas mileage was pretty good; low 20s in the city and pushing 30 MPG on the highway.
In the five years I owned it, I only performed oil changes. Still had the original brakes and tires (which were in need of replacement).
It was a very reliable car, that even today, looks great.
The only complaints were the engine and transmission were not very refined. The clutch was a bit heavy and the stick shift wasn't the smoothest compared to newer cars.
I totaled it in a snow storm over 20 years ago. They are getting pretty rare these days, but if you spot a stock one with low miles that hasn't been thrashed, it's worth it. Great bang for the buck!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2013