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1988 Dodge Raider from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup/Extended

Summary:

Piece of crap!!!!

Faults:

The carburator went out, cost was $1000.00.

Fuel pump.

Starter went out twice. The starter was repaired at a Dodge dealership and went out after driving the car 2 miles and stopping at a grocery store. I then had my car towed back to the same dealership who were going to charge me for another starter!!!!

I have never had so many problems with any car I have ever owned. I met another lady who owned the same make and model and she told me her carb went out also and as soon as she got it fixed, she traded it. I can assure you, that will be my next move.

General Comments:

I now understand why there were not too many of these cars made. It is very difficult to obtain parts, and when you do, they cost an arm and a leg. I now be gun shy to even venture towards another Dodge vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2001

11th Jan 2001, 22:58

The Dodge Raider was not made by Chrysler corporation but by Mitsubishi Motors of Japan. It is the same vheicle as the Mitsubishi Montero. That could be the reason you had problems finding parts for the car. Import parts are always more expensive than than domestic ones. You will find that problem on all Toyota's, Honda's, Nissans and so on and so forth. Chrysler's other cars such as the Neon, Intrepid, Shadow, Minivans and so on and so forth, you will find the parts for those inexpensive and plentiful. Research your car before you blame the company to find out if it is actually their car or not. Thank you.

1989 Dodge Raider 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired93500 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

The best automobile I've ever owned

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Never had any problems. Everything works. Perform regular routine maintenance. Runs fantastic!

A true off-road vehicle that does just as well getting me to work and back. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2000

14th May 2005, 17:52

I have an 1989 dodge raider. can you tell me were to get parts for this vehicle. I need a rear bumper and license plate light.

Pmvcsv@insightbb.com.

11th Jun 2005, 00:57

Me too! I need to know where can I find rear bumper chrome parts on my raider!

1988 Dodge Raider 440 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 440 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles

Summary:

It is a great car to have if you want power and safety

Faults:

Nothing, it is good.

General Comments:

It kicks ass as a 4wd.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2000

1989 Dodge Raider V6 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles

General Comments:

The Raider has been great over the twelve years of ownership, I did not expect to keep it this long.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2000

1988 Dodge Raider from North America

Year of manufacture1988
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

This occured in mine and a friend's Montero (same car, different label). The engine conked out for no given reason. After that it was fine. Luckily, mine was under warranty by the used car dealer I bought it from.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

9th Jan 2001, 13:56

I have an '88 Dodge Raider and it is a piece of crap!!!!! Of the four years since I have had this vehicle, I have had to replace the carb, at $1,000, the fuel pump, the gas gauge is broken, they want to charge me $300.00 at the dealership to fix it. I have also had to replace my starter (twice) in 6 months. I would never recommend this car to anyone!!!!!!!

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 59 reviews