1951 Plymouth Cranbrook 218 from North America
Solid, high quality, easily repairable car
Charging System was Questionable.
Carb needed a rebuild.
I bought the car for 500 bucks. It was in alright shape, but it needed brakes (very typical for an old car). I got it running after tearing apart the starter and cleaning it up. The starter kept kicking out before the car would start.
When I got the car to run it ran pretty good. It had plenty of pickup for an old beater, and I'd say it averaged right around 20-21 mpg.
The speedometer did go out on me after a few hundred miles. I disconnected the cable because the speedo was making so much noise.
The charging system was iffy, I kept adjusting and filing the points in the voltage regulator. It kept working, although I don't think it ever charged right.
The best part is most of the problems were fixable without spending money. Unlike a modern car, parts are made to be repaired or rebuilt. I wound up selling it, and doubled my money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2011