While You Were Sleeping: The K-Car Alphabet, Oil Prices Falling and Belarus Has a New Parade Car

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
while you were sleeping the k car alphabet oil prices falling and belarus has a new

Chrysler has built a lot of cars atop the K platform. BangShift has put together a handy guide to figure them all out.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 11, 2015

    The K-Car thing is interesting, I think. All those different platforms, bringing out year after year of relative mediocrity, combined with iffy build quality and Mitsubishi engines and crap transmissions. And let's not talk about AC compressors either. I was not aware that the Imperial and the New Yorker 5th were both longer - it always seemed like the Imperial was by itself at that length, to be "special." But maybe I've only seen regular NY's and not an NY5th, ever?

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    • Jhefner Jhefner on May 11, 2015

      @NoGoYo Make mine the Chrysler Maserati. While in college, it was the "I made car" I dreamed of driving to meet my girlfriend/wife, top down and plans to my latest design by my side.

  • Rod Panhard Rod Panhard on May 11, 2015

    A Chinese-made parade car for white people called the Hong-qi. That's pretty funny.

  • Spanish Inquisition Spanish Inquisition on May 11, 2015

    W12, not V12. I like the Deutsche Post brake calipers.

  • Cbrworm Cbrworm on May 11, 2015

    The truth is, the K-cars were not all bad. They had some issues, but over the years they developed into some halfway decent cars. Think of the other smallish american offerings at the time.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 11, 2015

      Lol, yes if we consider American cars in a vacuum by themselves, and the period of 1986-1992, and only cars shorter than 18 feet, they were "halfway decent" and fine. That's a hell of a lot of disclaimers for what is ultimately a mediocre result.