1982 Dodge Omni Charger 2.2 from North America
Charger it to my credit card
The engine had a massive lubrication failure near the 33,000 mile mark. This led to repairs that were covered by the infamous Chrysler 5/50 warranty. The air conditioning system was dead on arrival at only 15,000 miles. and was not covered by the warranty. The manual transmission crashed on Interstate 40 one afternoon in heavy traffic. The clutch failed twice in the first 50,000 miles.
My first new car was a Dodge. I am not going to say it was a bittersweet experience as I am still bitter.
The interior came apart before my very eyes, the exterior finish was that of a car from a Third World Country, and any good H.O. Mustang or Z-28 could suck the cheap striping off of the sides as they blew past me.
Does Chrysler buy off the car magazines? I'll leave that for you to decide. But please, test drive a Hyundai, Suzuki, or Yugo before buying anything built by Chrysler.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th April, 2002
20th Mar 2005, 21:07
I got the 1987 omni-charger when I was a junior in high-school for $350. Ever since I have had the car, I have had to replace the brake master and one slave cylinder, clutch cable, both CV joints and boots, all the gauges in the dash, the driver side strut, both front speakers, and both door handles. All of this and I have had it for only 2 years and about 30,000 miles. It is an incredible piece of junk, but I am attached to the styling and spirit of the car. I will drive it until it is entirely dead. Great car.