Back in the early 1980’s Chrysler came out with an intermediate sized sedan that would go down in history as one of the biggest piles of crap to ever have graced America’s roadways. For Chrysler the goal was to build an economical automobile that would combat the fuel crises of the late 1970’s, while at the same time offering consumers a package that was easy on the wallet. Released in 1981 the K-car was about as basic as you could get. It was front wheel drive and packed a pavement shredding 2.2-liter 4-banger that was good for 84 horsepower. That meant that aside from its looks, the performance of the little K-car was downright dismal. That didn’t keep them from selling though, in fact during their production run from 1981-1989, Chrysler sold over 2 million of these little buggers. Truth be told it also got some pretty killer mileage to the tune of an EPA rated 26 mpg city, 41 mpg hwy. That’s comparable to some of the best hybrids of today and this sucker had a carburetor on it!
Regardless of its mileage, sales figures and low-buck price, the K-car was still a piece of crap. It is part of American automotive history though and since it’s somewhat lovable in a goofy sort of way, I decided to compile a list of K-car videos from around the net for you guys to enjoy. Click through for the vids.