1988 Dodge Aries LE 2.5 L 4 cyl from North America
It's a very reliable, economical and good looking ride
Stock hoses started to fall apart at 36000.
Head gasket started leaking.
Heater control valve wore out.
Had to convert the AC from freon to R135 (because of government regulations).
Heater core wore out about 35,000 miles.
Had to replace fan relay.
In 14 yrs only 2 stock tires had two be changed.
Headliner fabric stared to fall down in 2003.
The things that have gone wrong are minor things that come with old age.
The K car was handed down to me by my beloved grandfather, after he considered himself too sick to drive it.
The sentimental value is through the roof; I wouldn't want to give it up.
For a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine it is surprisingly peppy.
The '88 Dodge Aries is very reliable.
It is quite good looking for an old car. The boxiness is distinguishing.
I highly recommend the K car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th February, 2005
15th Feb 2005, 06:41
Yeah, well driving a K-car for 17 years would make anyone sick.
And that's an Aries LE, not an EL!
15th Feb 2005, 15:31
And the "LE" stood for, believe it or not, "Luxury Edition" lol.
9th Apr 2005, 00:05
OK review. I think the K car is not as cool as the newer cars, but its really good looking for its time. Also it's a peppy little car.