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1958 AMC Rambler American Review

Great Collectable Available At Cost Of 20% Of A Chevy Or Ford From The Same Era. And Fun! — Acceleration to 60 mph is about 19 seconds. The car is slow because it only has the power it needs (90 hp)it is appropriate. Braking is adequate but you had better be paying attention to what is far ahead of you. These cars need to be driven thoughtfully. No antilock braking here! Handles like a dream, nimle turning radius. The car is quiet at speed. No squeeks or rattles. You can easily speak to passengers with the windows down and the vent windows open... its erie. Styling is great, both inside and out. People love this little car, always gets smiles. Change the oil every 3 thousand miles, no oil filter on the car. Adjust the valves every 10 thousand miles. Grease the joints with each oil change. The car reliably gets 22 mpg. If driven carefully with the 3 speed manual and using the auto overdrive, the car is capable of far better. Mobile gas milage fuel champion in 1958, they got more than 36 mpg but they did not exceed 40 miles per hour. The heater is exceptional, no cold toes here. The car is fun, fun fun!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: People always smile and wave. Great icebreaker!

Cons: The 50's are gone!

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1958 AMC Rambler American Review

Hippy Chic — awesome, so ugly its cute! Gets me where i need to go. Doesnt accelerate fast, or go around corners well. Not high performance just goes down the road. 18 mpg, no major expenses. BUT ITS THE FUNNEST CAR IVE ever driven. My little hippy chic car...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: reliable

Cons: ride & handling

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1968 AMC Rambler American Reviews

Young American By W Kevin

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1967 AMC Rambler American Reviews

Great For Summer Cruising By Eamonn

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1965 AMC Rambler American Reviews

The Toaster By Dave

how could I turn down a free car that ran? it had some ground clearance I didn't appreciate until it snowed and I rode above the slush, pale faded blue and nothing power or electric on it. a great fir... Read More

Easy To Fix, But Not The Most Comfortable. By James

It's a Rambler. A cheap car when it was new. Not fast, but has lots of torque due to it's inline 6 engine. Parts are available and the engine is the same that eventually evolved into the Jeep 4.0 I6 e... Read More

1964 AMC Rambler American Reviews

Wish I Never Sold It By Jason

This was and probably will always be my favorite car. I had so many good timesdriving this and riding friends around in it. Playing the portable boombox for all to hear. But I did have a couple of mis... Read More

Project Car... By A-V

1964 Rambler American 220 4D sedan. hmm.. no engine, no transmission, it's just a project car. classic good looks and tough build quality. these were used as taxis in Finland from 1960 s to 1970 s, ... Read More

1963 AMC Rambler American Reviews

Do You Like Quirky? I've Got Quirky For You. By Mike

It's a forty-six year old economy car. It leaks a bit and has no carpeting, but everywhere I drive it people smile and give me the thumbs-up. The brakes are very strong for unboosted drums and the h... Read More

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