Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge Omni

Murilee Martin
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  • Mark MacInnis Mark MacInnis on Aug 22, 2012

    A very attractive twenty-something girl in our office drives a 80's vintage Omni. It's a little rough, but still in pretty good shape. Don't know her well enough to know if she's driving it for the retro-cool, or because it's what she can afford, but she rocks it rain or shine.

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Aug 23, 2012

    Remember Omni days.. better drive ability than a Chevette cause FWD but Civic & Tercel were better quality. To be fair to Chrysler Omni/Horizon had more insulation & safety engineered in than most imports of the day.

  • Car_guy2010 Car_guy2010 on Aug 24, 2012

    Look at what I found: http://tinypic.com/r/2q8rp7q/6 Screen capture of overheating Horizon from the movie "Trippin'" starring of all people, Donald Faison (Turk) from Scrubs.

  • Mcc.pj Mcc.pj on Sep 07, 2012

    Biggest shock of this post was remembering that Dodge dealers were still selling this car, fresh off the showroom floor, in nineteen-freaking-ninety.

    • CJinSD CJinSD on Sep 07, 2012

      1990 was a long time ago. You could still buy any number of cars worse than this one. The first generation Escort was still on the market. Hyundai was introducing their second disposable Excel. VW would still be selling the primitive Fox for another three years. The Ford Tempo still had hundreds of thousands of unhappy rental car customers to create. The Subaru Justy was rusting in dealerships, as were the leftover 2nd generation DL Hatchbacks. The Horizon was no Acura Integra or Jetta MKII, but it was far from the worst car you could receive the keys to at Avis.