1992 Dodge Daytona Reviews

1992 Dodge Daytona IROC 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles

Summary:

Very reliable, fun and great on gas

Faults:

When I first bought it, it was sitting for at least two years. It started right up with no missing. I had to tow it home, because the brakes were stuck. So I replaced the stuck caliper and all the brake fluid.

Drove it for a week, then all the engine seals except for the rear main let go. So I took it off the road for a little bit to fix them. Started driving it again; no problems for several months. Then a front tire got a huge lump in it. So I replaced all the tie rods, ball joints and wheel bearings all around.

So now I'm thinking the car is running and handling great, why not see why the A/C isn't working? I decided since all the components were cheap, I would just replace everything. So the A/C is ice cold now.

I haven't had to do much after the first 6 months I had it, other than put gas in it and go. I drive it about three days a week, and when I do, it's for long distances.

It's starting to pass oil through the cam seals again, which is common for these engines. Also, in cooler weather, the serpentine squeals a little.

General Comments:

I bought it because I needed a cheap car for a new job right away. I couldn't afford to drive my truck. It is cheap to drive and maintain now. I've also got a 1997 Prelude now, and the Dodge seems to get way better gas mileage. I get over 30 MPG consistently on the highway at 70 mph.

If you can find one and have basic mechanical skills, get one. They aren't worth much, so watch what you spend if you are worried about resale later.

The Mitsubishi 3.0 V6 is pretty well bulletproof, but carry a quart of oil with you all the time! I think the HP rating is slightly lower than advertised - with the 5-speed.

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

Review Date: 24th June, 2012

1992 Dodge Daytona 2.5L TBI from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5L TBI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired51 miles
Most recent distance256490 miles
Previous carDodge Daytona

Summary:

Best car Dodge has made in the last 20 years

Faults:

Exhaust systems failed at 62K, 104K, 141K, 189K and 239K. It eats them - they should have stuck to stainless steel, like prior Daytonas.

A/C condenser leaked at 110K miles.

Alternator failed at 132K miles.

Entire car was repainted due to peeling at 8 years/144K miles.

O2 sensor failed at 190K miles - better than average.

Fuel pump finally failed at 213K miles.

Catalytic converter rotted at 243K miles.

Fan wiring developed a short circuit at 250K miles.

General Comments:

This has been the best car I've ever owned, without equal. Still has the original engine, tranny, clutch, all front end parts (even factory alignment has held!) at 256K miles. It gets 35 mpg and is lots of fun to drive, comfortable, versatile. I keep it because I can't find any other car I like better, and it still runs virtually like new. I have never done more than recommended maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2006

1992 Dodge Daytona ES 3.0 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance94500 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Vanagon

Summary:

This is a great car that I would be willing to sell to a collector for book value

Faults:

I had to replace the radiator at 90000 miles.

I had to replace the fuel tank, and fuel pump, at 94000 miles.

I currently need to replace the front struts at 94500 miles.

General Comments:

I think that the cabin of this car is very comfortable for driving!

It has very good fuel economy due to it only having a small 6 cylinder.

I also feel that there are a lot of good miles left on this well cared for car that is sure to be collectible!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2003

1992 Dodge Daytona 2.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Speedy, Reliable and Low Gas Consumption!

Faults:

I had to change My Fuel Pump and my Engine belt due to normal use.

General Comments:

I have traveled on that car from Tijuana to Mexico City 4 times it had great speed and it was really good on curves, my avarege speed was 100 miles per hour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 10 reviews