1984 Dodge Aries 2.2L from North America


Major disappointment and glad to see it die


42000 kilometers - radio and speakers was not working

45000 - Replaced Muffler and Pipes

46000 - All Brake components and lines replaced

50000 - Carburetor replaced

65000 - Battery replaced

67000 - CV Boot and cable replaced

67000 - Wheel bearings replaced

67300 - Transmission went.. debating to scrap this piece of CRAP car because it's worth nothing anyways.

General Comments:

For the amount of kilometers on the car, it should have run a lot better and had a lot less problems!

I was disappointed with this car and will never buy another Dodge or Chrysler car. I have had 12 GM cars, and this one gave me the trouble than 4 of them did with 200,000 kilometers on each of them!

The resale value is pathetic, and overall people made fun of it! I now see why!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd January, 2008

1984 Dodge Aries from North America


Best 1980's compact!!!


Nothing at all! Just done the routine plugs, fluids and filters. The carb needs some tweaking as expected.

General Comments:

This is a great car! Very reliable, very cheap on insurance, 26/33MPG = GREAT ON GAS!!

Mine is a 2-tone, AM/FM, rear defrost.

Everything works; wicked car only 50,000kms.

A bit sluggish with the automatic transmission, but very comfortable and stylish. Lovin It!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th August, 2007

1984 Dodge Aries Wagon 2.2 from North America


One of the best buys I have made


I bought this car as a fixer-upper to use as a go-to-work car. Mileage unknown- speedo broke. It had almost everything wrong with it that could be imagined, including warped head, bad water pump, thermostat, hoses, no reverse, would not idle or pass smog test. Over a period of two years I fixed it with parts from E-bay and junkyards. Now I have been driving it for over two years and it has been incredibly reliable, and I still have only $700 in the whole thing including repairs.

General Comments:

I never thought such a cheap old car could be so reliable, especially with unknown miles on it.

Good gas mileage- 28 or 29 MPG.

Performance is good with driver only.

Paint job has had it.

Driver seat is falling apart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2004

1984 Dodge Aries Custom Wagon 2.5 intercooled turbo from North America


A high performance bargain


Tie rod ends needed replaced at 150,000.

#1 piston cracked ring lands, my fault.

General Comments:

What can I say, A 2100 pound wagon with a 2.5 turbo motor and an intercooler.

Great car for street racing.

I have beat all kinds of LT1 Camaros, 5.0 Mustangs and riced out imports with this thing.

People laugh at you at first until you blow the doors off their car that cost ten times as much.

Downside is the lack of an interior and heater.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2002

1984 Dodge Aries Base 2.2L I4 from North America


A piece of crap on wheels


Brakes, head gasket, burns oil, EXTREMELY bad factory carburettor.

General Comments:

This car belonged to my grandfather and I recieved it for free when he passed away in Oct. 99. This car has absolutely NO options at all. No rear defogger, no FM radio, no center armrest, etc.

It's also a nightmare from hell in a New England winter due to almost no heat, no rear defogger and a real bad carburettor. I had to sit outside for about 20 minutes in the freezing cold with my foot on the gas pedal to keep the car from stalling. I won't even tell you about what it's like driving the thing in the cold, except for the fact that your hands will turn blue on the steering wheel because it's so cold.

Car also has NO balls at all... it takes me like 30 seconds to go from 0-60. Good thing about this car is the fact that it's awesome on gas mileage and it's somewhat of a reliable ride in the good weather.

Also, I ripped out the AM radio and threw in a Pioneer CD deck with 4" Kenwoods under the dash and Polk 5x7s in the back... I couldn't take listening to AM any longer.

In closing, I'm very grateful I received this car for free but I would never buy one with my own cash... unless I was severely intoxicated or something.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th July, 2000

13th Jan 2001, 15:45

I happen to own a 84 Aries that I acquired in 97 at 130,000 miles. It is now at 170,000 and still going strong. Yes, the carb takes some tweaking to make it run good, and the automatic transmission made the 2.2 feel seriously underpowered, but after installing a super slick shifting 523 5 speed from a Sundance and removing the cat from the exhaust, it can more than hold it's own.

For about $350.00 I now have a car that is fun to drive, super reliable (only had to replace the fuel pump and inner tie rods) and gets decent gas mileage. Plus it can haul stuff cause it's a wagon.