Dodge Conquest Reviews

1986 Dodge Conquest TSi 2.6 Litre turbo-intercooled from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.6 Litre turbo-intercooled Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carChrysler Conquest

Summary:

Eats 5.0s for breakfast

Faults:

If anyone knows anything about these rare, turbocharged, rear wheel from Japan cars... they know that these things have such a long list of things that can and (and if they haven't) will go wrong with them. This car should be owned by someone who has done research on this vehicle, and understands why they are so hard to come by.

This isn't some vehicle that shares engines, transmissions and various other parts with 4 other makes! This is a Mitsubishi built car, that was imported for Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth in the mid to late 80's. The engine itself is only found in the Starion (Mitsubishi) and the Conquest TSi (Chrysler corp).

General Comments:

This car is rear wheel drive, factory turbocharged and inter-cooled, and actually has more luxurious options than most other sport compacts had in the 80s.

My grandpa owned an 87 TSi, and he has video taken by my mother of him racing a 5.0 Mustang for a little more than a quarter mile. Both cars were completely stock, even down to the exhaust. In the video, the TSi pulls out in front of the Mustang within the first gear change, and never fell behind. This is when 4 = 8. For 4 banger with basically a hair dryer to outperform a Mustang V8 (at least in a straight line), is beyond being worthy of bragging rights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2011

1986 Dodge Conquest TSi 2.6L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.6L turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Starion

Summary:

A killer rally car

Faults:

This car is absolutely fabulous! I have converted it to a SCCA Group 5 Rally car and it blasts through the toughest conditions (big boulders and etc.) with ease.

General Comments:

After adding the 16G turbo, roll-cage, and custom coil-over suspension, this car really moves. The other day when getting gas, the station attendant asked me, "Is that some kind of bat mobile?"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews