1989 Dodge Raider 3.0 Liter from North America
A reliable, rugged vehicle
Actually, very little has gone wrong. The fuel pump required replacement about 127,000 miles.
The starter was rebuilt near 198,000 miles.
A water leak required the replacement of the lower plenum gasket at 211,000 miles. Also, replaced the water pump just for surety.
And the only major item to fail was the transmission input shaft bearing that failed recently at 231,000.
A very reliable vehicle that consistently outperforms the Ford SUVs that I own or owned.
The Raider performs well off-road in the most tortuous environments (Black Bear, Imogene, Mosquito, Schofield, Hermit Passes, Colorado).
Snow is no impediment to this vehicle.
It rides a little better than a hay wagon, but it is designed for off-road performance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th December, 2001