Decals and Dodge stripes in vinyl stickers format. Road Track took the 2-liter four-speed manual Gremlin from 0-60 in a leisurely.7 seconds, with.6 second quarter mile time (ending at a mere.5 mph the engine was crippled by the cars 3,095 pound weight (as tested; nominal curb weight was 2,745. To aid the unhealthy financial situation, Renault purchased 25 of AMC and began selling their 18i sedan, Fuego sports car, and LeCar mini at AMC dealers. The car was available as a sports-oriented two-door hatchback. Only the top-of-the-line DL carried the 282 cu in (4.6 L) I6 while the rest had the 258 cu in (4.2 L).
24 The 258 cu in (4.2 L) I6 was redesigned for 1981 with an aim to shed weight. The original 100-inch wheelbase Nash Rambler was brought back with modern styling and 195.6 cid six, and named the Rambler American (100" wheelbase). A b Ceppos, Rich (October 1977). The right-hand-drive Ramblers didn't get updated interiors as often as the left-hand-drive US versions (as was the case with the GM cars) but exteriors changed with the US updates. Most car companies were in the stranglehold of the EPA and V-8 power was down. Stopping distance from 60 mph was a respectable 176 feet; lateral acceleration was just.653. The three-speed manual transmission was a "downgrade" option for Concord in 1979.