Dodge Regent Review

1953 Dodge Regent flathead six from North America

Model year1953
Year of manufacture1953
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission flathead six Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance67500 miles
Previous carPlymouth Valiant


A funky old beast with gobs of charm


I bought this car from a family in Vancouver -- they had owned it for 30 years, and just slowly let it slide into disrepair in the last decade or so. I replaced the front shocks, king pins, wheel cylinders, rear shoes and tires. All fairly predictable.

General Comments:

Fabulous funky old warhorse. Dreadful gas mileage -- maybe it needs tuning? Any suggestions?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th September, 2006

Average review marks: 4.3 / 10, based on 1 review