1985 Dodge Omni Reviews

1985 Dodge Omni 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired159000 kilometres
Most recent distance162000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Pony

Summary:

Reliable, fun, economical little car!

Faults:

When I first bought this car I changed out the motor with a 500 dollar one with only 74000 km. I did this because there was a knock in the old one and it had a little bit of dipstick blow-by. This new one is running great.

The shifter linkage has come loose twice, but it pops back in without much problem.

The seat upholstery is beginning to rip and tear from old age.

Rear defroster has never worked.

General Comments:

This car performs extremely well for having less than 100 horsepower.

It handles well and is very responsive.

Shifter linkage makes the shifting a little bit sloppy, but once you're used to it it is fine.

Body is in extremely good shape. It only has one small rust spot on the drivers door. The previous owner took extremely good care of it and it shows.

Great car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2004

9th May 2006, 08:13

My grandfather bought a 1988 Dodge Omni and it runs beautiful. He gave it to me to drive him around cause he's getting old. And might I add it's the best car I've ever drove. I wouldn't trade my car for the world.

1985 Dodge Omni from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles

Summary:

Looking for a car Omni is a ok car to buy

Faults:

I bought my car from and old lady and she didn't drive it very much, but I am a teenager that drives a lot.

When I got the car I had to replace the gaskets, new brakes, spark plugs, fuel filter, fuel pump, and carburetor.

General Comments:

It's a good car the gas mileage is great, It's a great little car, very good condition.

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

Review Date: 18th September, 2003

1985 Dodge Omni GLH 2.2 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 miles
Most recent distance113500 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An economical sleeper

Faults:

The Passenger Seat has a hole in the fabric.

The radiator fan is wired direct to the battery in order to operate.

The negative battery cable split in two pieces.

General Comments:

I just bought the car about one week ago, and I love driving it!

The engine wiring harness is hacked up pretty bad, and the vacuum limes are not even completely hooked up, but the car runs good anyways.

Even with the disconnected vacuum lines the turbo has no problem kicking in right when I need it.

I plan to fix the wiring and vacuum problems with this car, but it is a great car, even with those problems.

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

Review Date: 16th February, 2003

2nd Mar 2004, 20:43

I have owned two GLH Turbos. (I also owned two Shelby Charger Turbos).

The first GLH Turbo was bought new in 1985. I have a 1986 a few years later. It was basiclly the same, but in 86, the heads were different.

New, the motors are about 150 Horse power.

I knew those cars inside, and out.

If you need any advise on them, just let me know.

Bob.

22nd Nov 2005, 19:09

I have a 1986 GLH Omni, and could use some help on getting the waste gate to work. I have been told it works on pressure and not off of a vacuum line. But for the life of me I cannot figure out where to hook this up too. Please help.

24th May 2006, 07:40

I can help you out. that1dude030@yahoo.com.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews