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1972 Plymouth Fury 3 360 from North America

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 360 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Faults:

Oil pump failure 35000, had to replace the valve train and cam/lifters.

Other wise basic maintenance.

General Comments:

Very comfortable, reliable car.

I get 14-16 MPG in town and 20-21 on the road.

The body is in remarkable condition.

It starts and runs like a fuel injected car. it even squeals the tires and screams down the road better than the 455 in my old pontiac did.

The only mods I have made are the intake and carburetor. When I bought it I got maybe 12 mpg, but after I put on the performer manifold and a Holley 390 4 barrel, the mileage and power went up.

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

Review Date: 19th April, 2004

1971 Plymouth Fury III 360 from North America

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 360 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles

Summary:

This is the best first car I owned

Faults:

The alternator was rebuilt.

Recored the radiator quite a few times.

Fixed with the engine timing to 10 degrees before top dead center.

Had the heads worked on for unleaded gas.

Transmission rebuilt twice.

Analog clock keeps breaking (its real hard to find a working one)

Both lower ball joints replaced.

Replaced the speedometer the old one made a chiming sound and a bouncy needle.

Air conditioning doesn't work.

Rebuilt the 2210 holly carburetor a few times.

General Comments:

Putting electric ignition on it was the thing I did.

Body still looks great for a 56,000 mile car.

Still has the spare tire from 71 with about 13.5 psi.

The dash is perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2004

30th Sep 2005, 22:37

Can I see pictures of this car?

Leave an e-mail address where I can write to you.

I've been looking for a 1971 Fury III to buy and I like seeing pictures of them.

Thanks!

4th May 2006, 16:52

I own a Plymouth Fury 3 Hardtop (Australian Dodge Phoenix Edition) just wondering where you guys source your parts from?

1968 Plymouth Fury I slant six 225 from North America

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission slant six 225 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance203000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Duster

Summary:

200K slantsix survivor

Faults:

The car had been sitting for several years when I got it. The heater core was leaking and I found out later the exhaust manifold was broken completely in half. Many little things have broken throughout the years, but the major components have not been replaced or rebuilt.

General Comments:

This car has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. With other 200K miles on the slantsix, the car still has surprising power for a full size car with a 6 cylinder motor. someone drove their car into the passenger side door and the car was also hit in the front left corner by a crane operator unloading a pallet of huge black pipes. I think the second incident would have sheared the front clean off of most automobiles, but only did minor damage to the Fury.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th October, 2003

20th Jun 2004, 21:14

If it is the most reliable car you have owned, why did you give it an blue unhappy face?

12th Aug 2005, 16:28

The blue face must be the default. Definitely should be a high smiley. BTW. I had to sell the car. It was sold locally and is spotted on the road weekly by friends of mine.

1967 Plymouth Fury III 440 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1967
Engine and transmission 440 V8
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Broken crankshaft. Very surprising, considering the crank is forged steel. Not surprising, considering I drive the CRAP out of this car. The car still ran very well, I just didn't take it much over an idle on the way back home. Some wiring snafus.

General Comments:

Other than the manufacturing defect that allowed the crank to break, the car has taken an amazing amount of abuse. Other than the break, it's been absolutely bullet-proof for 185,000+ miles. I do my own maintenance. I thumb my nose at new cars.;-D We also have a '99 Durango SLT we're expecting big things from! We love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 1999

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 11 reviews