1987 Dodge Raider
This is an awesome vehicle for daily use or recreation
Water pump bearings went out at 210,000 miles, cheap to replace.
Alternator (super cheap rebuild, believe me!) quit at 210,000.
Air conditioner has needed freon since I bought it at 100,000 but I've never charged it, don't need A/C where I live.
This was my first vehicle and it's ruined me for all other cars.
It's a safe, comfy little tank that requires minimal maintenance and goes anywhere.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2004
16th Mar 2006, 02:50
I have a 87 raider I think its the best little 4x4 ever I too have repaced the same parts. what kind of fuel economy are you getting? any problems with brakes or rear shocks?
25th Jul 2006, 21:55
I purchased a 1987 Dodge Raider about three weeks ago, up until then I had never even heard of it. I have already taken it off road (with normal street tires) and I love it! I want to customize it, lift bigger tires ect... It does need paint as there is rust and I need to have the AC checked to find out why it doesn't come on. But I refuse to complain about anything! I like it more than my old Bronco I can get to places off road with this that the bronco would never fit!
27th Mar 2007, 15:23
I just bought an 87 raider for 500 bucks. just to hold me over. now I can't stop driving it. My wife hates it. But I love it. it goes anywhere, and most important it takes me away from the wife. lol.