Cool - these were the cop cars of my high school days, along with the Dodge Diplomat and the venerable Crown Victoria
Love it! Always dug these cars.Wish the US got the cool guy 2 door variant of these that Mexico and other markets got...
Always been a huge fan of anything Chrycorp M-body.
Just another thing Chrysler could never seem to get right: These were full-sized cars which had very little room. They felt like a small car. They got horrible MPGs (You could be comfy in a Lincoln and get much better mileage) and they were unremarkable mechanically, they didn't hold-up like the Crown Vics did. There really wasn't anything good about them. It was as if they were purposely trying to turn people off of full-size V8 cars.
The 80's was a pretty bad time for car design and this clearly shows that, with the boxy look. Overall I find it pretty bland, and that extremely wide grille is just plain ugly.http://autopaparazzi1.blogspot.com/
These had strange front suspension components. Torsion bars were unlike anything I'd ever seen. Aligning the thing was a nightmare.
I use to have the dodge diplomat se model and it was as reliable a car you could get,town driving it liked the juice but cruising along it was actually economical and no costly electronics to fail.The lean burn system never once caused trouble and I had a spare one if ever needed,the only thing that ever caused it to stall on me was the strainer collapsing on the sender unit in the gas tank and 20 bucks and an hour later I had that fixed. As far as interior size well what mid seventies onwards design had interior room The biggest parts of cars then was the long hoods and trunks, it was only when fwd became more popular that cars were better regards overall proportionslook at bmw's of today for the size of them they have unnecessary long hoods and its only for style purposes and not to house a straight 8, yes i always liked the m body cars and especially the dips and furys for affordable costs and no false pretences working class cars the fifth avenue may have looked a little tacky with its add ons but a lot of elderly retired people bought them and loved them for traditional styling of a more manageable size compared to lincoln town cars and the reliable torqueflite with the hefty 318 was the icing on the cake
Now that's a sentence.
A sentence usually ends with some sort of punctuation!
lol for real ^^^i don't know if these came with vinyl roofs, but it sure is refreshing today to see this profile without one.beautiful color, too. and intact hubcaps!
better call saul
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