1979 Dodge Omni Review

1979 Dodge Omni O24 1.7 liter from North America

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1979
Most recent year of ownership1982
Engine and transmission 1.7 liter Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles


One of the under appreciated cars of its era


Warranty replacement of right rear shock absorber.

Warranty replacement of door trim plastic that cracked in sub-zero temperatures. Must have been due to assembly damage, since the problem didn't repeat at similar temperatures.

And that is all.

General Comments:

Dodge attempted to morph a 1970's econo-box car into a sexier coupe and succeeded. Most O24's sold came with the B-pillar applique and a rear spoiler. Since mine was a beautiful shade of red, and didn't have those parts, many people didn't recognize it and thought it was something much more exotic than it was.

It was a very enjoyable car to own and drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2007

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review