National Geographic : 1978 Mar
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Motor Trend magazine thinks so. Which is why Dodge Omni became Motor Trend Car of the Year. Veteran car critics and testers have been reporting some very nice things about Omni. Like the confident feel of its front-wheel drive. And the kind of space front-wheel drive gives Omni's occu pants. So, the nation's auto motive press also thinks so. We think you're going to think Omni's tops, too. Because Omni can get so much done... lots more in fact... than it did for the car experts. We say that because it will take thousands of miles around the town and out in the country to put Omni to its truest test. With you at the wheel. $4155*(CARAS SHOWN) $3706*(DASE STICER PRICE) Now, car testers usually don't worry too much about price. But Dodge you have to. So it's nice to know Omni prices start at just $3706* Which in cludes such standard items as an AM radio, vinyl body side moldings, and whitewall radial tires. With a little judicious selection of options and trim packages, you can own an Omni like the one in the picture for just $4135* For that kind of money, you get a lot of versatility. First of all, Omni is built for American-sized folks. There are four wide doors for easy entry. There is a great big 10.2-cubic-foot storage compartment when the rear seat is in place. Fold the seat down, and you get a cavernous 35.8-cubic-foot area that'll take on a surpris ing lot of cargo.Omni is room ier than you might expect. You can make your Omni roomier yet. More versatile. Order it with an optional factory-installed multipurpose carryall roof rack. With appropriate attachments, it'll handle bikes, skis, baggage, or other cargo up to 150 pounds. After all, the more you carry outside, the more you can carry inside. EPA ESTIMATES: 39MPG HIGHWAY/25 MPG CIY. Omni is also very obliging on gas mileage. EPA estimates are 39 MPG (highway)/25 MPG (city). That's when your Omni is equipped with its standard 1.7 litre engine and four-speed trans mission and 3.3 transaxle ratio. Your mileage may vary. Depends on how you drive, your car's condition, and its equip ment. And California mile age is lower. With so much waiting for you to see, and try, and feel, why not get down to your Dodge Dealer's soon. We think you'll end up buying or leasing the car so many experts say is tops in its class for 1978. MOlORTREND CAR OF THEYEAR rDODES ITDOESTA1. *Does not include taxes and destination charges.