By on May 20, 2019

1980 Plymouth Horizon in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About CarsAfter the Oil Crisis of 1973, Chrysler didn’t have the resources needed to design and build a subcompact economy car from scratch. Fortunately, Chrysler’s Japanese ally, Mitsubishi, was willing to ship over plenty of cars to be sold as Dodge and Plymouth Colts (we will not discuss the wretched Plymouth Cricket aka Hillman Avenger at this time). The Colt didn’t get front-wheel-drive until 1979, though, so Chrysler USA turned to Chrysler Europe for the Simca-designed Horizon platform and began selling Dodge Omnis and Plymouth Horizons in 1978.

Here’s an early Horizon in a Denver self-service yard. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Master Baiter: The Chinese Communist Party will laugh all the way to the bank on this one. They get to manufacture...
  • mcs: I’d be comfortable with even 10 feet from what I’ve seen of the fires. Just add in a Bluetooth...
  • stuki: Since “BEV adoption” is, literally, nothing other than another crass excuse to have government rob...
  • stuki: The beauty of rwd, in a BEV with no engine upfront, is that you can fit lots more wheelcut. BEVs primarily...
  • stuki: Existe_d_. Not _s_. The US. Back in the civilized era. Noone ran around suggesting banning horses from eating...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber