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.
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
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...