Memorable first car
This was my very first tank (after a short-lived love affair with a Honda Prelude, which I wrecked within a few months of owning it).
I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Dodge, thanks to the performance of this car. There could be something seriously wrong with this vehicle, and it would still carry you from Point A to Point B. For example:
A dirty axle that squeaked loudly, but did not break for miles before I could finally afford to replace it.
A bad habit of stalling on right turns (but would start like a champ mid-turn when I threw it into neutral).
A radiator that made whale songs in stop and go traffic, but never forced me to pull off the road in a cloud of steam (like another car I had later did). I could go on, but I'd run out of space.
Bottom line: this is the kind of car the B52's were singing about in "Love Shack." It is the perfect car for your teenager who just got a learner's permit: there's room for all his friends inside, if it breaks down that doesn't necessarily mean he has to stop driving it (and it's cheap to fix), and there's enough metal around your kid that anyone involved in an accident with this car needs to worry about themselves; your kid and his friends will be fine.
Extremely roomy inside. You could probably camp out in this car.
Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
Built like a brick - well, you know.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2010