1990 Dodge Daytona Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired121500 kilometres
Most recent distance121500 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

She's my baby

Faults:

When I bought this car, only the body was in realy good shape. She needed new shocks, struts, brake pads, callipers, rotors, a gas tank, ext. Well basicly, I rebuilt the car. Not a bad way to spend $7,000.

General Comments:

This is the third Daytona I have had and I'm keeping this one.

I really have no complaints about this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2002

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carDodge Daytona

Summary:

A cheap, hot looking, performance car

Faults:

Distributor went.

Fuel Pump went shortly after.

Heater core went.

Passenger side axle.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car. This car runs and drives great. This is the fourth Daytona that I have owned. The interior styling is the best. I take this car to work everyday, which is 90 miles round trip and only left me stranded once. I actually just bought another Daytona... time to sell this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2002

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 3.0 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Liter V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles

Summary:

A fast, cheap, sporty car

Faults:

Radiator went bad a week after I bought the car.

Thermostat broke at 158,000 miles.

Heater went out on me at 155,000 miles.

The head gasket blew at 160,000 miles.

General Comments:

For a car that is 11 years old this baby looks great and handles like a dream.

The seats are very comfortable.

Being old, there are a lot of repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2002

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carDodge Daytona

Summary:

A total sleeper

Faults:

The transmission was stuck in 1st gear when I got the car. $400 dollars later, it was replaced.

The starter nut broke the stud on the solenoid, when replacing the transmission.

An incorrect alternator was installed in the car, the correct one was installed.

There was no thermostat nor a gasket for the outlet, which was the cause of the coolant leak.

The radiator blew the drain plug because the car overheated severely. Fixed that with the old radiator from my old car.

The alternator was not charging the battery, the canister purge solenoid was not working, nor was the radiator fan turning on. The fix: A new radiator fan relay and a 20 AMP fuse.

The noise filter in the radio was no good, replaced it with CD player from my old car.

The tires were no good. Two of them were bald, the other two were the wrong size. P205/60/R15 size tires are not that common, nor are they cheap too!

The brakes were worn out. The repair was costly due to the fact that the car came with factory high performance brakes. These parts weren't cheap either.

General Comments:

Despite all the repairs I have done to the car, I still drive it every day. This is one of the most reliable cars that I have driven.

The handling on original shocks and struts is unbelieveable. I can keep up with many import and domestic cars in its class. Imagine an 11 year old car running next to a new Toyota Celica GT down some pretty country roads!

The amount of acceleration in this car from a little 6 cylinder engine is remarkable. If it puts me into the seat, it will put anyone into the seat as well.

The automatic transmission is not the best option for that car. However, it makes up for the fact that you can drink you soda and not have to shift.

For what I paid for the car, and the amount of work I put into it, this was an excellent choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2001

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired154000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles

Summary:

A very fast and realible car at a bargain price

Faults:

The radiator was bad when I bought the car. This cost me 160 to fix.

It also needed an A/C charge. This cost me another 140.

The idler arm was making a funny noise so I also replaced it. This was only 20.

General Comments:

This car has the most comfortable seats ever made! Feels like you're sitting in a lazy boy.

The V6 is extremely fast and powerful. I have beat many cars off the line including Camaros and Firebirds.

The car is very reliable and very easy to fix if something does go wrong.

The 5 speed manual transmission is a great addition to the V6 and shifts very well.

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

Review Date: 27th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 23 reviews