1988 Dodge Diplomat V8 5.0 from North America
Trusty old Dodge; analogue, no digital trash
Nothing so far. I bought this car straight away, after seeing the just like new condition of it. The local dealer had it after its elderly owner had seen fit to part with it for something more modern.
For 600 bucks, this is a one off. I just can't understand why someone would part with it.
It is a lovely maroon colour, and brightwork that would put any Peterbilt to shame. It runs like an old fashioned wind up Timex; inexpensive, but totally reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th May, 2012
9th May 2012, 17:25
Ho hum, and back in 1988 I had to hear about how much better cars from the 1950's were compared to the plastic junk that was being made then, including Dodge Diplomats. I predict that 30 years from now, there will be those who insist that their 2012 model with a gasoline-fueled internal combustion engine is waaay better than the electric or hydrogen powered cars that are likely to be common by then.
8th May 2012, 12:05
I couldn't agree more - the classic analog heavy-duty technology beats everything made today. We used to run these as taxis, and they lasted a long, long time, even under heavy abuse.