1986 Dodge Lancer ES 2.2L Turbocharged from North America
Not an EVO, but still a trip!
After putting up with quite a bit of abuse, the stock transmission went out. It was replaced with a new unit and has been acting fine.
The engine was rebuilt (cracked block) at 220,000 miles.
The turbo is VERY tempermental- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but dealers and independent mechanics alike have no idea what's wrong.
The clear-coat has begun to oxidize and strip off severely.
My first car. I love it to death. Excellent for a four-door, four cylinder car.
I'm addicted to the whistle of a turbocharger now, and the engine is very easily modified due to it's commonality across the Dodge/Chrysler line.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th November, 2002
23rd Sep 2004, 11:11
I have owned a 1986 Dodge Lancer ES since April of 1995. Paid $200. for it. It has 224,000. miles on it. It runs like a new one, will outdo anything on the road (has) and I wouldn't take a million for it. I've been driving for 49 years, had lots of cars that I paid a whole lot more for, but this is very definitely the best, the very best. I love it.