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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:47:58 GMT

Classic Cars: Chrysler TC by Maserati  -  TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)
By the mid-1980s the Chrysler Corp. was looking for a little glamour. After retreating from the abyss of bankruptcy thanks to government loan guarantees, chairman Lee Iacocca sought an exciting new product. The sensible Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant K ...
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:08:44 GMT

It's 1985, float across the sky in your Dodge Aries Super K  -  Autoweek
The K-car saved Chrysler, enabling the company to get a government bailout (technically, they got government loan guarantees) prior to beginning production and then selling very well. With the Dodge Aries and its Plymouth Reliant sibling, you got about ...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:11:37 GMT

Wheels Classic Cars: The Volkswagen Van  -  TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)
They became immensely popular, and along with the utilitarian Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant K-car sedans, saved the Chrysler Corporation. This led many to believe that Chrysler had invented this new class of vehicle, an impression Chrysler promoted.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:02:04 GMT

The Story Of A Plymouth Reliant That Was Powerful In A Special Way  -  Jalopnik
But this is the heartwarming story of a 1986 Plymouth Reliant station wagon that was an especially big pain for the team K-it-FWD. Advertisement. It killed seven engines, stranded drivers in the Mojave Desert in 122°F heat and in eastern Wyoming at -21 ...
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:20:18 GMT

Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aires K-Car saved Chrysler  -  Rockford Register Star (blog)
I personally drove a 1984 Plymouth Reliant K-Car in 1984, a four-door station wagon that my company allowed me to use selling newspaper advertising. It may not have been anything special, and it came with a manual floor shift transmission with no air ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 17:54:48 GMT

Rear View Mirror: 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country Convertible  -  Albany Times Union (blog)
In 1982, LeBaron became Chrysler's first, front wheel drive car. The redesigned Chrysler was now a 'K-car', sharing its platform with the Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries. LeBaron was positioned upstream from these corporate cousins, so Chrysler needed ...
Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:56:17 GMT

Motoring Memories: Volkswagen Van, 1950-1967  -  Autos.ca
Along with the utilitarian Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant K-cars, they saved the Chrysler Corporation in the 1980s. This led many to believe that Chrysler had invented a whole new class of vehicle, a belief that Chrysler promoted. But while Chrysler ...
Sun, 14 Aug 2011 08:08:36 GMT

3-car crash sends 1 to hospital  -  Republican & Herald
State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred at Seltzer Road and New Street in Norwegian Township at 3:58 p.m. as Shauna M. Quirk, 19, of Frackville, was traveling east on Seltzer Road and failed to see a stopped 1987 Plymouth Reliant ...
Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:00:14 GMT
YAK Car Pic of the Day  -  Artvoice (blog)
Laugh if you will, but this 1981 (or '82) Plymouth Reliant played a major role in saving Chrysler Corporation from going under. Not so much the K-car itself (as Reliants and their cousins, the Dodge Aries, were known), but the fact that it provided the ...
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 23:43:31 GMT
'Storm Chasers' Star Reed Timmer on Building a Custom Tornado Car  -  Wall Street Journal (blog)
If you're going to chase tornadoes around the country, you need a sturdy vehicle and a 1985 Plymouth Reliant doesn't cut it. That was one of the cars that Reed Timmer and Joel Taylor, two of the stars of Discovery's “Storm Chasers,” whose fourth season ...