1990 Dodge Daytona Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1990 Dodge Daytona ES V6 3.0 L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 3.0 L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles

Summary:

After 11 years, it still looks good, drives great and has been very reliable

Faults:

New brakes, calipers, discs, pads etc. They were worn out when I bought the car. Be warned, if your Daytona has the "high performance" brake package, get ready to spend over $200 for EACH caliper which were very hard to find.

New shocks and struts which were also needing replacement.

Tires, P205 60R15s are not the easiest to locate nor the cheapest tires to find!

New radiator and thermostat. This car had sat for two years and only been driven 120 miles so the antifreeze had eaten up the inside of the radiator.

Replaced (precautionary) the timing belt around 60,000 miles as is reccomended for the Mitsu 3.0LV6.

Replaced stock air filter with a drop-in K&N filter.

General Comments:

For a car that is 11 years old, this baby still looks good and drives fast. The seats are very comfortable, especially the power enthusiast seats.

With the suspension reconditioned, it handles great and even does well on the snow w/studded tires.

The interior of my Daytona has been cared for lovingly and it still looks new, nothing broken or missing. All power options work, A/C works, cruise, front and rear wipers, rear defog etc. There are a few buzzes or rattles in the back due to the use of a very hard plastic for the interior moulding around the deck-lid and rear seats. This stuff has NO give at all and will squeak, especially when its hot.

I love driving this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2001

1990 Dodge Daytona ES 2.5 N/A from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 N/A Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles

Summary:

Economical attention grabber

Faults:

The entire cooling system about a year ago.

The throttle body, computer and sensors at about 175,000.

The master cylinder, rubber brake hoses, parking cables, shoes, pads, drums and rotors have been recently done.

The car was given a cheap paint job about a year and a half ago.

Both CV axles were replaced at 185,000.

The engine finally went at almost 200,000 miles.

General Comments:

With the manual tranny, the car will roll.

The car has a mild performance image with louvers, aluminum wheels, and a spoiler.

Though I have put a fair amount of work into the car, I still love it and find it extremely easy, and cheap, to repair.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2001

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