This Overview Of The AMC Harmony Is Fairly Forgiving For 1983 – They Referred to as It A Sherman Tank
It’s form of humorous how compliments might be delivered, proper? Take this evaluate of the 1983 AMC Harmony DL Restricted. This was the highest of the road mannequin that AMC was promoting and the entire evaluate is principally one quiet shock after the opposite. Shock on the high quality of the automobile and its efficiency? No shock that it didn’t suck almost as unhealthy as these guys apparently anticipated it to be. The truth that they have been speaking it down and principally insinuated that the factor was historic they usually truly consult with it as a “Sherman Tank” earlier than driving the automobile and giving us the quantity.
I grew up in one in all these automobiles. The station wagon model, however nonetheless an AMC Harmony. I don’t bear in mind a lot of it apart from the truth that it had somewhat tri-color AMC emblem on the steering wheel which my dad satisfied us was truly an eject button after we bought too lippy within the again seat.
Powered by a 4.2L inline six, the automobile is a complete slug working the quarter mile in 20.5 seconds. Nothing concerning the automobile is superior. From the engine to the transmission (a Chrysler three-speed which we’re guessing was a 727 or a 904), suspension and inside, they’ll’t cease speaking about how previous the factor is in so some ways. However time and time once more right here the machine over delivers on their (admittedly low) expectations.
AMC was not lengthy for the passenger automobile world by this time and that’s evident within the Harmony. They have been out of money to make main updates and are clinging to fashions like this whereas attempting to remain afloat.
I dig this video as a result of the crew was clearly anticipating to bury this automobile however ended up giving it a reasonably respectable evaluate.
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