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1990 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired99057 miles
Most recent distance128183 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Precis

Summary:

Mediocre, but, worth having!

Faults:

My Brake Calipers froze at 103,000 miles.

My Trans axle went up at 115,000 miles.

One Hub bearing made grinding sound at 118,000. That was replaced.

All, but the driver's power windows don't work! They stopped over the course of having the vehicle.

Power steering Pulley at 124,000 miles.

General Comments:

As of now, with the gas prices being about $1.63, $17 fills the tank and, the tank is good for about 225-350 miles depending on how you drive.

The steering wheel rattles at about 70 miles per hour and the top speed is governed at 105. Other than that, it handles pretty good.

Accelerates well, 0-60 is about 6.3 seconds. Great for Passing other vehicles at least.

The cabin is very good and impressively designed, that is of course if everything works.

The stiff suspension doesn't take potholes or railroad tracks too well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2003

1990 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An excellent silent speeder

Faults:

My radiator and alternator blew around the same time at about 55,000 miles.

I've had electrical problems such as the following: power door locks not working properly, remote trunk release works on occasion, and interior lights do not come on with switch, they only turn on when door is opened.

General Comments:

Fantastic car for the price. I purchased it for 2600 and have put under 500 into it and runs like a brand new car.

The car is easy to work on, such as I put in a new audio system into the trunk. Holes were found semi-easily to run the wires yet major placement was found to be a pain.

With the 3.3L V6 it runs about 170 horsepower at the flywheel. With the size of the car the 170 horses give no second thought when another car pulls up beside wanting to race.

Truthfully I've beaten a 2002 Eclipse and several Mustangs. Car tops out with some effort around 130-140. With speeds of over 120 with the correct tires the car has no problem driving this fast, and as of yet I've no problem with the engine exceeding these speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2002

15th Feb 2005, 17:36

I recommend pulling the wood trim out and applying silicone glue adhesive to the back. It will hold it on there for a pretty long time and one will have a lot less screws to look at!

4th Mar 2005, 12:41

My first car was a 1990 Dodge Dynasty, and yes, it was lame, but it was very reliable. The one other thing is, the car was a tank and when I wrecked it going about 20 mph, lets just say the 96 s-10 didn't stand a chance. I would recomend the car to anyone!

3rd Oct 2005, 19:15

My first car was a 1990 Dodge Dynasty, it was great, and it would go like stink when pushed, it had a 3.0L and was great on gas, a lot better than my present '77 Lincoln.

20th Aug 2006, 18:43

I just bought a 1990 Dodge Dynasty LE for 300 bucks. It only has 115,000 miles on the odometer and the body is in excellent condition. I plan on replacing the stock speakers and the brake pads. Also, I think a tune up will be cool ^_^.

I drove it once and the engine is still tight. It just pulled off with no hesitation and built speed at a very deceptive rate... this thing ain't bad.

If anyone has any advice or suggestions on upgrades, feel free to e-mail me at muffugastoplyin@yahoo.com

15th Mar 2007, 08:16

Does anyone know where I can get a door panel on the driver's side for my 92 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.3? My e-mail address is: Derral.Ferguson@robins.af.mil

9th Nov 2007, 23:18

I recently bought a 90 Dynasty for my daughter, and it has been a very reliable car. When I bought it, the wood trim was off the door - I bought some 3-M Trim Tape and used it to reinstall the wood trim, and it worked great!. The car has over 140K on it, and is running fine. I feel it will be a good car for us.

29th Jan 2010, 13:47

I bought a 1990 Chrysler/Dodge Dynasty recently, the car is awesome. Only a 100,000 km with a 3.3 litre engine. This car rides like a Caddy! Same as everyone else, the inside trim wants to fall off, but crazy glue worked great.

Regards

RB.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews