If there’s one factor you can by no means accuse ol’ Bud Lindemann of, it’s mincing his phrases. On this assessment of a 1974 AMC Matator the automotive will get hammered on the monitor after which lambasted for its efficiency. The 401 4bbl combo isn’t as gradual as we thought it could be, working to 60 in 11 seconds and 1 / 4 mile in 16.5. These are unhappy numbers for a combo like this automotive has however for 1974 that was fairly sporting stuff. It’s within the suspension and dealing with the place issues go pear formed for the assessment.
Oh, the braking as nicely. A 70mph panic cease with scorching brakes is without doubt one of the extra comical issues we have now seen in a while. The automotive simply retains going and going, lastly slides sideways and involves a cease. There’s a momentary shot of smoke rolling off of tires that have been principally shaved flat on one facet from locking up and skidding half a block.
The automotive’s dealing with appears atrocious and the check driver most likely felt like he was piloting a small vessel although the cones after which across the street course. The factor simply plows in all places and when it does resolve to show the factor wallows actually unhealthy. This with the elective “heavy obligation” suspension. It should have been actually comical to get one with the usual challenge suspension system to go round a nook.
Lastly, they croak the automotive on gasoline financial system. They received about 11mpg in blended driving and Lindemann ends the assessment by speaking about how there’s gasoline issues on this planet and these guys didn’t pay sufficient consideration to that however restyled the automotive as a substitute. It’s type of humorous, really.
Don’t get us incorrect. The 1975 AMC Matador X is cool in its personal method however these guys certain gave it a visit via the wringer in additional methods than one.
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