Just about everything Chrysler made from the late ‘70s to the mid ‘90s was based on the front-drive K-platform. The platform was used on sedans, wagons, coupes, vans, convertibles, trucks, and hatchbacks.
I get sent a lot of Craigslist ads for weird and/or shitty cars by readers. I regard this as one of the biggest perks of my job, right after Jalopnik’s very generous policies regarding colonics. An ad I was sent this morning is interesting, not so much because of the car for sale, but more because of who posted the…
The Chrysler K-Car was a miserable platform that is perhaps best known today for being the bane of some 24 Hours of LeMons racers’ existence. “Reliant” it was not. So, why not try to jump it? Again and again and again and again?
A laser focuses coherent light. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Laser represents one of the most coherent editions of Chrysler’s prodigious K-car, and it’s extremely low mileage. That, and its price, will now be the focus of our concern.
One of my favorite missions I supported and worked with in Iraq and Kuwait was the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) mission and the group of incredibly brave Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors who went "outside the wire" to disable roadside bombs (IEDs) or to do some CSI work on exploded devices.
You've no doubt heard of turning a sow's ear into a silk purse, and as today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Dodge Daytona Shelby proves, no one took that metaphor more to heart than did Dodge and the late Carroll Shelby. This coupe's K-car origins are well masked, will its price require the seller to wear a mask as well?
Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!
This disturbing vehicle caught my eye while strolling around a college campus this weekend. On the one hand, it had Mercedes wheelcovers and the badging of a very specific Mercedes racing sedan. On the other hand, it was clearly a crappy Dodge. There's something odd going on here.
You're working late one night in your high rise apartment when all of a sudden, a wind hits you. You go to close the window, but you can't because there is a 1985 Dodge 600 Es Turbo driving up the side of your building.
The two for one offer is a marketing gimmick older than the Shamwow and more compelling than than an amped up Oxiclean pitch. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe K-car offers both Town and Country, plus a but wait there's more Neon SRT4 engine. Will its price however, keep you from calling now?
Serious LeMons fans know that the Index Of Effluency— given to the team that accomplishes the most with the crappiest car— is the true top prize, and the Dust-N-Debris Dodge Shadow utterly dominated the IOE this time around.
Buying a convertible is a common symptom of the mid-life crisis. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe brings you a trophy-winner to go along with a trophy wife.
Yesterday, 68% of voters felt that $129,900 was too much to pay for a 4-year-old lemon-law-buyback Maybach 57, which is doing pretty well according to the harsh standards set by Nice Price Or Crack Pipe. Today we'll be considering a super-low-mileage, near-showroom-condition Dodge Daytona… but we're not talking about…
The Chrysler K-car is subject to both love and hate. Yes it helped save the Pentastar brand's hiney back in the day, serving as the basis for the mega-hit that was the minivan. Yes, there are still some sick-o's out there who get a kick out of raising the boost on the turbo models and surprising folks off the line.…
There was some grumbling about the first Chrysler K Car we saw in this series, but there's no way I can run across a Government K sedan and not share it with the world. The Taurus and Lumina elbowed aside just about all the "official vehicle" K cars way back in the early 90s (and, to be fair, the K wasn't the most…
You could be stuck in a snowdrift, spinning the rear wheels on what appears to be a mid-70s Buick... or you could head on down to your Plymouth dealer and buy one of the fruits of the US Government's bailout of Chrysler Corporation: The 1982 Horizon, Reliant, and TC3! Remember the TC3? Yes, the Plymouth clone of the…
While the ol' Chrysler K platform (or, in this case, its AA cousin) was getting a bit long of tooth by 1990, Chrysler was still able to slather plenty of Virtually Velour™, Simu-Leather™, and Petroleo-Wood™ all over the interior, then pay Tina Turner to reference some Willie Dixon:
OK, so maybe it wasn't fair that Uncle Sam bailed out Chrysler but told AMC to drop dead, back in the Malaise Era. It seemed like the Chrysler bailout worked out as hoped, though, once the K Car emerged from factories that had long created gas-swilling behemoths. With so many early Ks made, you'd think there would be…