1990 Dodge Daytona Base 2.2 from North America


Sporty, tough, dependable


The rear window leaked badly. Ruined all the carpet in the trunk. Had to take the carpet out so that it wouldn't mold. Tried, but couldn't fix this.

Doors were heavy (I like heavy, but they were a little too heavy, would cut a finger right off if slammed on).

The rack went twice.

2.2 was one tough motor, great fuel economy.

Dealer didn't really do much, even though it was new (even with a relative as an employee, nothing was done). I have since had better dealer experience though.

General Comments:

Great handling car. Was smooth and cornered well.

Was very good in snow (front wheel drive and a good weight balance were the causes. Good tires helped too)

Looked pretty cool back in the day. Pop-up head lights were a slick feature (although some stopped working with age. Most cool things break as they get older... its understandable). Had the only bright red one (with an orange stripe) around, turned a lot of heads. They were dated in terms of design, and didn't take long to go out of style, but were cool while they were in.

Felt bad when they stopped making them, thought they could have gone for at least a couple of years longer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2007

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 3.0 from North America


I'm Mopar power for life!!!


Windshield wiper bushings need to be replaced. Hard to get them put on the wiper arms. The parts are cheap, just hard to replace them with little space to work with.

Also the left window is off track.

General Comments:

The car is still a great handling car.

It's still quick for its wear and tear. It has an 3.0 with a five speed. I still can get it up to 145mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2006

26th Jul 2015, 20:19

I have a 1990 Daytona ES with only 72000 miles and it is now July 2015 - it is a strong runner with the 3.0, but really, 145 MPH??? It has a fuel cutoff at 115, so I think that comment is inaccurate...

1990 Dodge Daytona 2.5 Inline 4 cylinder from North America


Its worth the money you paid, not much!


The throttle valve has gone at 110,000 miles and leaks gas into the air filter.

Trouble starting, you must push in gas to start when it's a fuel injected.

The suspension is going and the car is starting to tilt.

General Comments:

The car is a fast car, and even though it's a 1990 and 110,000 miles it still is in pretty good condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th October, 2005

1990 Dodge Daytona ES V6 from North America


After 15 years still a handsome car and fun to drive... Lots of pep.


Transmission went out early on. Chrysler replaced it at no cost.

Air Conditioner needed replacing after about 80,000 miles.

Driver's side door needs fixed. Hard to open.

Had to replace thermostat.

Had to replace alternator.

At 87,000 miles I'm replacing the timing belt and water pump. (Preventative.)

Hatchback had to be replaced early on. It hit me on the head. Is getting bad again.

General Comments:

Inside like new.

Runs as good as it did when I bought it off the show room floor.

Dependable when cared for.

Fun to drive.

Can be hard to get in and out of if you have a physical limitation or injury.

Seats may be too low for very short people.

Hatchback is not dependable and could be dangerous.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2005

1990 Dodge Daytona C/S Turbo 2.5L turbo from North America


Best car ever built


Major problem - original rear disc brakes. Laminated pads freeze to rotor in winter then crack off backing plate. Fixed with NAPA replacement pads.

Lost fuel level sensor early.

Outside door handle problems - replaced.

General Comments:

Perfect paint (Flash Red) and turbo engine.

Started showing car in shows in 2003. Won some awards.

Driven every day for 15 years.

A/C kept its original charge.

It seems to get faster every year. 0-60 in 7+ seconds, 33MPG highway.

Drives better, starts better and more fun to drive than my 2003 Alero V6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2005

1990 Dodge Daytona 2.5L from North America


Good reliable car for the money


Replaced the valve seal times in 7 years, and still has a tendency to leak around seal.

Replaced master brake cylinder at 96k miles, timing belt about 60-70k miles.

A/c compressor not working, but I didn't replace it as cost is about 400.

Starting to get some rust damage around lower part of doors.

Replaced muffler/piping from catalytic converter back at about 90k miles.

General Comments:

I have had this car for about 7 years and racked up about 60k miles on her. I can't really complain as it is very reliable. Drives well and is comfortable. As with any used care have normal wear and tear replacements.

I still recommend this car.

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

Review Date: 5th October, 2004