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1964 Chrysler New Yorker Review
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Cool '64 New Yorker Salon — I was in college when I drove this car. It rarely broke down (except for a transmission rebuild when I first got it). Lots of power and I could pile 7 people in the car 3 in front and 4 in back - tight, but doable. I once pushed it to 130 mph and she did it without complaints. My car had faded gold paint and a black vinyl roof that was just on the top, not on the C pillars. I love the personality of my car. I once got in a street race with a 1972 Pontiac GTO with a 400 V-8. I kept a nose ahead the entire race, until we had to slow down (a cop a block ahead at the light). The GTO slowed down much better than my boat, but the most important thing is that we beat a GTO! I did sell her after I got my hot rod Camaro. I miss my Chrysler New Yorker Salon!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Oddball styling got looks.  Lots of Hp and Torque - 15.1 qtr mile runs on bias ply street tires straight from the factory.  Great personality - Chrome everywhere, push button transmission, oddball vinyl top (only over the roof, not on the c-pillars), huge windshield, more chrome inside, reverb speaker in rear deck, vacuum power door locks, etc.  A very cool car that was built well and easy to maintain.

Cons: Handled horribly!  Brakes didn't stop car well.  Sloppy steering (tons of play), Rusted very easily.  Part hard to find.

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Rolling Piece Of History. Last Of The Full Size Push-button Transmissions Makes It Cool — The Boat was a fun car. Big and heavy and powerful. Yet probably not as fast as any modern car. But it could tow a boat! And it was one too! The color was cool. Almost black, it was on the slightly purple side of dark dark blue. Very regal. Great handling for a big car, thanks to the torsion suspension. And with a square steering wheel and a push-button transmission selector (up on the left hand side of the dash) it was a rolling conversation piece. And did I mention it was like driving your living room? The steering was so light and the car was so heavy that you could get the car to oscillate left and right down the road such that the steering wheel would actually be moving counter to the hood! But a small child could parallel park it. It's probably sitting in a garage somewhere.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: For the big ride and mad pulling power

Cons: Trim is cheap and gas is expensive

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Living Room On Wheels... — I bought this particular New Yorker in 2003 sight unseen from an ad on eBay and had it shipped cross country to NY from CA. I always liked this under appreciated body style. Luxury that would rival even today's brands. Power everything, tilt wheel, factory A/C, power seats - and it all worked! Performance - 413 Wedge with a 4bbl carb, dual exhaust & pushbutton 3 spd TorqueFlite. it wauld pass everything except gas stations, but stopped on a dime with large drum brakes at all 4 corners. She drove as if you were driving your living room down the road while sitting on the couch. Turning was like navigating a supertanker. All moves must be plotted carefully.

Pros: 413 Wedge - 360 HP/470 ft lb torque that would push you back in the seat at the mere push on the accelerator pedal. Luxury amenities rivaling today's autos. A great boulevard cruiser. The odds of seeing another one on the road are extremely low.  

Cons: Gas mileage. Scarcity of body & trim parts.

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Like Driving A Waterbed — ok, I have owned and drive plenty of Lincolns and Cadillacs, but this was the smoothest car I have ever been in. It had absolutley no road feel AT ALL. If was like being in a space ship, no bumps, no resistance on the sterring wheel, none. It was almost scary to drive because it is so uncommunicative you have no idea what the car is doing. An experience though. I'd love to drive one agian.

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Reviews From Other Years

1996 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews

Great When It Doesn't Break Down By Tomasz

I love the looks of this car, the style, the performance is good as well, but when it breaks down you can imagine how hard it is to diagnose it and repair in Poland with less than 10 such cars in the ... Read More

1995 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews

Pimpin By Alex

love the car it is the most pimp car ive ever owned rollin on 20s and bumpin the system pretty good on gas and she has almost 200000 miles on her cant complain had it for bout 4 yrs now and still good... Read More

1995 Chrysler New Yorker By Tim3173

I love the body style (cab forward) with areodynamic front end and the interior with the built in travel computer is also great. Upgraded sound system rocks, but the front end suspension has a design... Read More

1994 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews

A Very Good Vehicle To Own If You Have The Need For A Large Used Car. By phire

I first saw this vehicle and didn't like it, from the outside it looked like it was too small, the front looked funny and the rear looked like they were trying to make it look like a Lincoln with thos... Read More

Okay Car If You Really Need One By FireRaven24

I drove my grandmother's New Yorker for a little over a year while I was saving money up to get a new engine for my own car. It got me from point A to point B alright, and for the most part it ran whe... Read More

1993 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews

Great Value For The Price. By PRIVATE_OWNER

This has been my favorite car for the last 18 years. I bought the 93 because I survied a head on crash in my 92, the car was totaled but I'm still alive. Never felt saver in a car. Great on long tr... Read More

Cheap Luxury. By James

Had this car for about 6 months. Got it for free, and fixed it up. Never any mechanical issues, except for the starter sometimes wouldn't engage, but click the key a few more times and it would work. ... Read More

1992 Chrysler New Yorker Reviews

The End Of An Era By Nick

Everything about this car I loved. Even it's little foibles. It handled decent for in city driving. Got up and moved when I wanted it to. And it wasn't that expensive to run either if you learned to w... Read More

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