1989 Dodge D100 Review from North America

1989 Dodge D100 318 V8

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 318 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired144000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

Wonderfully reliable basic truck

Faults:

Radiator began to leak and was replaced.

Previous owner's aftermarket stereo began to buzz and screech, was replaced with Chrysler CD player.

Valve cover gasket has slight leak, I keep meaning to fix it, but not getting around to it.

General Comments:

The '89-'91 Dodge trucks and vans use an early form of fuel injection, and have a reputation for being somewhat wheezy and unresponsive to drive. This can be largely corrected through the use of a stack of three factory throttle body-to-manifold spacer gaskets and the installation of Autolite 925 spark plugs instead of the standard 65s.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2003

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review