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!