1966 Dodge Polara 880 Sedan 225 from North America
Slant 6 C-body! Only in Canada!
This car has a such a poor power to weight ratio. A huge car with a small engine, and yet the slant six is a lovely engine to drive. It revs nice and has good torque. I've driven the 440, 383, 318 in the Mopars. I like the buttery 440 and the gutsy 225 best. This car is a challenging drive. No power anything, including the steering and brakes! All drum brakes! The slant six is up to the challenge. I love a car that has a steeper learning curve. Hard to drive at first, but more rewarding in the end. I love throwing this boat into corners.
The ride of this C body is amazing once on country roads. Parking is pretty hardcore.
So far very reliable and cheap repairs.
Gorgeous Elwood Engel design. Clean straight lines and squared off edges. Big glass all around. The total opposite of a current egg shaped SUV.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2010
30th Jul 2010, 13:14
I like that you mentioned the square design with the big 'greenhouse' - a style common in the 1980s and 1960s, and not unheard of in the 70s, but rare since about 1990.
Drivability is all about smoothness, quietness, torque, and good outward vision. None of which modern cars achieve well compared to their antecedents.