1998 Dodge Daytona Review

1998 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z turbo charged from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission turbo charged Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired86200 kilometres
Most recent distance89900 kilometres
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

Best car I have ever owned

Faults:

So far the only major thing that has broken on our car a cap for the side of the engine blew off, spilling oil all over the place. That happened at about 87,000 KMS. The gasket holding it in place wore down after 14 years.

The only minor thing that happens is the power windows are sluggish.

The clear coat leaves something to be desired.

General Comments:

I love this car!!

The interior is all leather and in immaculate condition.

The T-roofs are awesome!

I like the fact that it is a sleeper car. It doesn't flash the fact that it's a Shelby Z, but off the line, she goes fast. I like seeing guys faces when I whizz by them in their Acura's or Honda's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th June, 2002

19th Jul 2002, 13:02

The Shelby Daytona's are great cars, but the car you described is a 1988, not a 1998.

4th Jun 2003, 16:47

I absolutely love this car! At the present time I have over 205thou miles on him and he's running strong. The only major problem I have with him right now is that the computer needs to be reset which of course means he doesn't run like he should. My other problem with him is that just about every part on him has been discontinued and can't get replacements. Luckily my mechanic used to work at a Dodge dealership so he knows some tricks of the trade.

I wouldn't trade him for anything instead I'm making my hubby trade in his Z28 for a Grand Am Se. Sorry I live in MT and Shelby just doesn't do well in snow.

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review