I made a list of the ten things I need in a car in 2020 the other day and this next car is extremely close to hitting every single one of those points…but I should have added something about no moving seat belt anchors. Who ever thought it was a good idea for the shoulder portion of the seat belt to slide on a track was added safety should have been banned from designing car parts for life. This was as stupid an idea as the vinyl roof or a fake hood scoop…except it could get you killed or worse. However…I do like a good Chrysler Conquest/Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest…so I guess I’ll give this one a pass…but mostly because it is a proper color instead of some shade of white/grey/silver/black. Find this Chrysler Conquest TSI bidding for $6,100 in Palm Harbor, FL.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who writes; it would be harder to find a worse car in better shape…perfection! Wow. This is indeed a prime example of the prettiest turd in the punch bowl, the nicest way to die, the least venomous scorpion, the best New Kids On The Block album, the least abusive Baldwin brother, the best preserved zit stain on a bathroom mirror. Okay, maybe I’m being unfair to the Sebring — it does sit on a chassis that was derived from the Eagle Talon/Mitsubishi Eclipse platform and the 2.4 liter EDZ DOHC 4-banger isn’t the worst engine you could buy in 2002…but when I could pick my rental car, I’d always avoid these soulless appliances like the plague. Still…this one is in remarkably good condition for the age. Find this 2002 Chrysler Sebring offered for $5500 in Fremont, CA via craigslist.
This Stellantis name of the new Chrysler/Fiat/Peugeot/DuffBeef merger still has me chuckling to my self. My belly hurts. The idea that a new name will hide the fact that Chrysler is now not even in the top ten best car makers on the planet…and it wasn’t always that way. There was a time when Chrysler rebadged some good Mercedes-Benz cars and had something fun/zippy to sell. Find this 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 offered for $7950 in Chicago, IL via craigslist.
It was recently announced that Chrysler (technically Fiat-Chrysler-Automobiles) merged with Peugeot S.A. (which is Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall…) and became yet another global conglomerate with the baffling (and vaguely aquatic sounding) name Stellantis. Uggg. The irony is that Plato’s city of Atlantis was a fictional city that was consumed by the ocean after an unsuccessful attack on ancient Athens…a victim of it’s own hubris. Perhaps, there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when people talk about a car brand called Chrysler who built amazing cars back in the 20th century…but it is only a myth. Find this 1965 Chrysler New Yorker offered for $4995 in Santa Rosa, CA via craigslist.
The daddy of the modern minivan was built on a modified version of Chrysler’s K-Car platform with which it shared engines and much running gear, but the backbone was something that Lee Iacocca and Hal Sperlich called the T-115 platform…which was just a beefy version of the K-car. The Chrysler minivan was billed as an […]
The PT Cruiser was sold by Chrysler from 2000 through 2010 to aging Costco Hawaiian shirt shoppers who picked it out of the lineup of econoboxes at their nearest mile-o-cars because it looked retro but still had the same useability and driving characteristics of a Prius. The two questions most often asked at the dealership […]
The Chrysler LX platform was launched in 2005 as rear-drive replacement for some terrible front-drive Chrysler platform which we won’t even dare to mention…but the LX offered some rear-wheel-drive goodness for the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, and Chrysler 300. This platform was launched in the middle of the much maligned Daimler-Chrysler merger era, and the […]
If you surf craigslist on a regular basis, you’ve probably seen everything. People claiming all kinds of stuff that clearly isn’t true (this is one of one) and then random threats director at strangers (if nobody buys it, I’m going to polish the headlights and then double the price)…but this next advert has something I’ve […]
Over the years, I’ve purchased many different project cars and they’ve come in various shapes/sizes/conditions…but I’ve always been enchanted with the idea of a project that requires only basic tools, a single parking space, and mostly elbow grease. A project that doesn’t involve pulling a car off its frame, or massive rust repair, or rebuilding […]
Time to highlight a limited production turbocharged hatchback ’80s machine because they are cheap and fun! The ’80s Dodge Charger was a Dodge Omni masquerading as a Charger – an emasculated version of a once brutal tire burning muscle machine…until Carroll Shelby got his 10-gallon hat involved and made a hot version. Anything with the legendary […]