1980 Dodge Aries LE 2.6 Mitsubishi from North America
It is not for luxury, but a great first car for your kids
These were things that went wrong due to the car defects.
Speed sensor gear ruined.
Tires needed replaced.
Window regulator went bad.
Spark control module failed.
Heater never worked well.
Seats tore up after a while.
Dash rattled badly.
Even when tires and alignment were good, the car shook at high speeds.
Differential fluid leaked.
Since it had a 2.6 liter Mitsubishi engine, it performed well for a 4 cylinder. Off the line it was great.
The transmission, despite leak in the differential area, was indestructable.
The problems listed were minor things. I will say it started no matter what. The car once sat for 9 months, parked, but still started with a little effort.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st November, 2004
2nd Nov 2004, 08:45
The Aries/Reliant K-cars did not show up until the 1981 model year. Their predecessors, the Aspen/Volare, were still around in 1980.
And it took Chrysler a few years to get the K-car right. The first ones were pretty horrible: slow, cheaply built especially the interior, with its hard plastic dash that was made to only look like a padded dash!
1980 Dodge Aries LE 2.2 L from North America
Another quality car made for decent off-roading
Constantly the battery charging system didn't charge resulting with low or dead battery causing no start.
Automatic transmission started off with slips in reverse eventually resulting in no reverse.
This was another quality made USA car.
This car was used my me and my friends off-roading. The "K-Car" took a lot of punishment and kept going, but sadly not as much as my previous car.
The suspension was rough and the interior of the car rattled because it was so bad.
The car ran much better after I installed a Super-flow intake system. A much needed upgrade for sluggish acceleration.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2001
Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews