1983 to 1987 Dodge Charger
Although the Charger from the late 70s was slow and threatened to kill the muscle car reputation of the late 60s and early 70s, Dodge felt the name deserved another chance. In those days, the Chrysler Corporation was all about the K-platform front wheel drive cars. So, Dodge introduced the Charger as an option on the compact yet boring Dodge Omni for 1981.
However, the appearance package proved somewhat popular. In fact, it was enough to convince Dodge to try it as a separate model for 1983. And that is how the L-Body Charger was born. Despite the famous name, the 1983 to 1987 Charger was just a sportier version of those Chrysler compact models. With four-cylinder power, front wheel drive and no particular performance, the Charger was just a model to fight the import compacts.