1993 Dodge Dynasty Reviews

1993 Dodge Dynasty Base model 2.5 non turbo from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5 non turbo Automatic
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance183000 miles

Summary:

A mom's peace of mind

Faults:

For 180,000 miles on a car, what do you expect?

Repaired/replaced maintenance items that had to be corrected, because a half assed person worked on it prior to my owning it.

Timing belt went about a year after I owned the car, but what you expect for that many miles?

Quirky instrument cluster. Not a big surprise. My 90 Daytona has the same issues.

Keeps going through third brake light bulbs (the right side only). Typical Dodge problem. Same with my Daytona. Replace the wiring harness to correct the problem.

General Comments:

For a first car, it's solid. I feel safe letting my son drive it.

For having a rare 2.5 ltr. non turbo engine, the car moves when you put the pedal down.

The car grew on me, and I don't like sedans much.

Comfy car. Once you get in, it's like a great big hug.

Paid only $200 for it, and it's already paid for itself.

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

Review Date: 14th August, 2010

1993 Dodge Dynasty 3.3L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.3L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired21 miles
Most recent distance161800 miles
Previous carCadillac Eldorado

Summary:

Love it!!! Good gas MPG!! Comfortable

Faults:

Overhauled the tranny at 90,000 miles.

Replaced the belts and hoses at 105,000.

Had an 3 back light issue at around 135,000. Cost me $50 bucks to fix.

General Comments:

Seats and ride very comfortable... had a Catty and enjoyed driving my Dynasty on long trips because of the comfort over the Eldorado.

This is the cheapest to maintain car I have EVER owned. My Ford F100 truck, 72 Ford LTD, 78 Pontiac Grand Safari SW, 73 Toyota Corolla, 85 Ford Escort, 87 Ford F150 4X4, Catty Eldorado... Every one cost me hundreds more over the life of ownership then this 1993 Dodge Dynasty... basically I had the oil changed at every 3500 miles and added gas to the tank...period. Would love for Dodge to bring this car back as one of their "RETRO" choices... I would buy. I am looking for another one in the used market again..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2008

1993 Dodge Dynasty SE 3.3 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired198000 kilometres
Most recent distance233857 kilometres

Summary:

Best car ever - comfort and speed

Faults:

Motor mount broke.

Rocker panels rusted out.

Ignition stopped working.

Fuel pump needed to be replaced.

Driver's window fell into the door when the cord to open the window caught on a scissor arm and snapped.

Inside faux wood panels fall off when the weather is hot.

Trunk key latch doesn't stay shut.

General Comments:

Most comfortable car I've ever been in.

Interior is still perfect - indestructible.

Handles well.

Drives like a race car.

Never a problem with the engine, although maintenance costs can get quite expensive.

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

Review Date: 15th July, 2007

1993 Dodge Dynasty LE 3.3 OHV gasoline from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3 OHV gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles
Previous carAudi 5000

Summary:

Just... wow. Good car.

Faults:

Original transmission was dodgy until from outset until I had it rebuilt at around 90,000 miles. Expensive to fix at close to $1500.

Replaced the water pump at 140,000.

Muffler and exhaust replaced at 150,000.

Other than that regular maintenance. No, really.

General Comments:

This has undeniably been the most reliable car I have ever driven: a total breath of fresh air coming from a 1988 Audi 5000 which was nothing but a nightmare.

The gas mileage is more than satisfactory for a mid-size sedan.

The leg room is great! When I first laid eyes on it I thought I would be much more cramped. It reminded me of Jeannie's bottle. Smaller exterior, but a surprisingly roomy interior overall. However, I am not as pleased with the elbow room.

This has more to do with personal preference, but I am a rear-wheel drive person. I do not like the feedback I get in the steering wheel during hard driving.

The car I purchased used comes with the Chrysler Infinity Sound system. It sounded amazing. But, if you ever want to do a stereo upgrade, expect a hassle. The wiring is not fun (neither to nor from the speakers or a sub-amp.)

The styling is dated for the year, but this is the last model year for this car. I am more lenient with this considering this car was on the drawing board from 1986-1987; I am sure grandma was pimping it with her popped collar. Rock out, Golden Girl.

The handling is sloppy, but you know the deal with suspension trade-offs. The ride is rather comfortable. The seats also enhance overall comfort.

Also, the acceleration of the 3.3L is eye-opening. Not the fastest thing I have driven, but I was surprised how quick it was after having the transmission rebuilt, replacing the air filter, and using premium grade fuel. It has some nice torque!

And lastly, I have owned this car (which I bought used) for almost seven years. It has been very, very good to me getting me through college, grad school, and two poorly-paying jobs. Owning this car has been like making friends with a modest, down-to-earth, reliable, but still very enjoyable friend. If only there were a flavored instant coffee to celebrate this moment of our lives...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2005

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 8 reviews