Vintage Front and All Wheel Drive Chrysler, Plymouth, and Dodge Cars

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Relatively recent (2000s - 1990s)

CS Chrysler Pacifica First Generation | Second Generation (2007+)
LH Intrepid, Vision, Concorde, 300M, LHS, New Yorker The cars that brought Chrysler back from the brink. Large but nimble, powered by V6 engines that outclassed the competition, classy but sporty, these big cars defied stereotypes. They lasted from 1993 to 2004.
PL Neon / SRT-4. Lots of technical detail on both generations, export Neons, and competitive comparisons. An incredible amount of information on the engineering, performance, and repair of the most exciting affordable car of the 1990s. Includes SRT-4.
AS, ES, RS, RT Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager, and Chrysler Town & Country From history to the future of these landmark minivans, first produced in 1983. Reviews, in-depth materials, repairs, and information on concept minivans (e.g. Caravan R/T).
JA Dodge Stratus, Chrysler Cirrus, and Plymouth Breeze The "cloud cars" won many awards and, though they did not sell as well as the Spirit/Acclaim/Lebaron they replaced, they made a profit because they were cheaper to build.
JR Second-Generation Stratus / Sebring The second generation.
JS 2008 Avenger,
2007 Sebring,
2008 Sebring Convertible

The third generation, on a new platform and with a more-Chrysler-engineering Avenger
FJ Avenger and Sebring Coupes Okay, they're not really Mopars, but we have great sections on them! A detailed page with a great deal of information, including model year changes. Includes a link to a page with many Avenger/Sebring specifications. Great coverage of these twins. Note:

  Eagle Talon / Plymouth Laser The Mitsubishi twins that led to the FJ Avenger and Sebring

EEK! (K platform derivatives)

Plymouth Reliant, Dodge Aries The original K cars! Aaron Gold's and Michael Swern's loving descriptions and history, with information for owners. Read about the cars that started it all.
Dodge Spirit R/T A history of the 224 hp four-door family sedans that broke all the rules with advanced technology and a 2.2 liter four cylinder engine. Or did you think the SRT4 was the first?
Daytona and Laser Includes a detailed chronology, specs, performance and repair info, and maintenance tips. A well done and comprehensive page by Keith Knuth.
E Class: Caravelle, 600, New Yorker The original stretched K cars (EEKs), the E class provided front wheel drive luxury at reasonable prices. Well written, with an overview, descriptions of each car and year-by-year changes, reviews, and objective looks at strengths and weaknesses (by Chris Wax).

We now have a separate page for the Plymouth Caravelle.

Super K: Dodge 400/600, LeBaron Convertible The versatile car that spurred the rebirth of the affordable American convertible. A well written and detailed history and description of these remarkable yet forgotten cars.
Lancer and LeBaron GTS The surprisingly sophisticated late-80s Eurosedans which died young, yet provided the styling for the Sundance and Shadow.
Limousine and Executive Interesting details on the stretch K-cars that have been lost to our national consciousness.
Sundance, Shadow, and Duster Comprehensive pages, with history, character, troubleshooting, upgrades, specs, and competitive comparisons
Shelby CSX The ultimate Sundance - a true pocket rocket you could rent!
Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron, Saratoga A short history of these underrated family sedans, with performance information, specs, and production figures.
Chrysler Fifth Avenue and Imperial Site-within-a-site by Rich Hutchinson. Description, history, all sorts of details, and photos.
LeBaron Coupe and Convertible A brief history and description of these nicely styled cars, well written and with specifications.
Magnum (Mexico) A brief write up with photos of the Mexican Magnum
Dynasty (and New Yorker, Fifth Avenue, Imperial) Another brief write up on the AC-body Dynasty, New Yorker, Fifth Avenue, and Imperial.
The Chrysler TC by Maserati Yes, that's the actual name of the car. One of the nicer results of Lee Iaccoca's friendship with other automotive executives, or perhaps Wall Street's unholy influence over corporate executives. Stephen Lyons wrote this page about the TC, with its LeBaron-like looks and, for the most part, standard Chrysler (or Mitsubishi) engines.
 

Other front wheel drive cars and minivans

Omni and Horizon

The history and derivatives of the "Chrysler Rabbit" complete with the GLH and GLHS models, which packed a tremendous punch in an econobox package! Courtesy Bryan T. Nicalek. (Also see our Chrysler in Europe page for the origins of the Horizon - and we now have an article written by the Horizon development team!)

Turismo, Duster, Charger, O24, TC3, Rampage

A short history by Bryan Nicalek. Note that we have a separate page with exclusive information and coverage of the Dodge Shelby California Rampage, the existence of which was hotly debated before the page writer uncovered irrefutable evidence and details. We also have a page on the Charger GLH-S.

Premier and Monaco

They're not really Mopars, but we have great sections on them! (Renaults sold by Chrysler as part of the AMC deal)

Laser and Talon

Again, they're not "real" Mopars, though Chrysler engineers worked on the body and engineering. But they were quick and filled a hole in the line. We have an in-depth look at the 1989 Plymouth Laser, turbocharged version, which was similar to the Eagle Talon and Mitsubishi Eclipse.

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