A budget classic
Brake line (metal one going to rear of car) required replacement due to rust. I also replaced the rusty muffler and tailpipe at that time.
Mine is the basic model. No radio or carpet. Manual steering and manual drum brakes all the way around. Forget power windows and air conditioning. No floor shifter, or bucket seats. Minimal insturmentation. No horn ring or fender mounted turn signal indicators. This car is as basic as they come. Honestly I think the lack of features (even by '60's standards) only add to the appeal of this car. There is very little to go wrong with this car. Sure it could use a valve adjustment. Neither I nor the previous owner ever checked the condition or gap of the points or plugs. A new set of shocks would be nice, but alas my time is better spent growing my new business. I use this car daily. Although it has a very nice paint job, I take it out in the worst of snow. I take it to the grocery, and park amid the SUV's with their careless, door smacking owners. The car's purpose is to serve the owner. Not the other way around. I feel priveliged to be able to drive such an old car in great condition every day. I know it won't last as long as if I kept it garaged, and only used it on nice days. I also would like to own maybe a Camaro, or a more sporty Dart. But I do think I get more enjoyment from this car than I would from something considered more valuble or appealing. This is certainly not the nicest car I have owned. But it IS the most reliable and most enjoyable car I have owned. I would never own a new Chrysler product, but I'd have another A or even B body without question.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th February, 2004