1989 Dodge Diplomat Sedan 318 from North America
I believe the V8s in old Dodge vehicles are unbeatable
Brake pads, brake pads, and more brake pads.
This Dodge just keeps going and going.
It does not handle like a modern car, and it also feels very light, and seems to slide across pot holes, but no matter where I steer it, it will go, unlike the much heavier Crown Vic I had a few years ago, that was just dreadful when under pressure.
It is not a big car compared to the modern bloated fish tanks out nowadays. In fact the back seat has very little legroom; most of its size is in the long hood, which really does not need to be so long, considering the engine only takes up 3/4 of it.
But the only reason I keep it, is it is completely reliable and has never left me stranded. The only thing is, what it does not cost to get fixed at a garage, it makes up for it at the gas station. I always know before any journey that I am going to get to my destination without breaking down, unlike a lot of the premium imported brands, new or old. The only downside is the cost of gasoline today, but still, it is a free world, and I choose to keep the old Diplomat for as long as I can.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th October, 2011
The curious thing about the M-bodies (Diplomat/Gran Fury) is that the cars they were based on (Aspen/Volare) now seem to be worth considerably more as used cars, even though new they sold for thousands less. Maybe the poor gas mileage, which the reviewer alluded to, among other things, is keeping their resale value low.