Dodge Raider Reviews - Page 3 of 15

1989 Dodge Raider 3.0 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

I just replaced the starter.

Also replaced the clutch, water pump, and fuel filter.

General Comments:

I love my Raider, but am forced to sell because my commute is 123 miles a day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2009

1988 Dodge Raider SUV 2.6 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 miles
Most recent distance222000 miles
Previous carJeep TJ

Summary:

A mule

Faults:

Nothing yet.

General Comments:

I am very impressed with the performance. I know it's a Mitsubishi Pajero and I love it.

On my jeep I had lockers plus 6 cylinder engine, and I think they are very similar in power.

I've been a Jeep owner for years. I belong to a Jeep club in Mexico; they will be surprised when I show up with my little tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2009

1989 Dodge Raider 3.0 V6 from Mexico

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89067 miles
Most recent distance90152 miles

Summary:

If God were a SUV he'd be a 89 RAIDER!

Faults:

Flat tire.

General Comments:

An outstanding rig! I live in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, and live on a jungle mountain where it rains a lot in the summer. Most unpaved roads are impassible due to mud. But this Raider is unbelievable in the mud! It goes where other rigs only dream.

We bought the Raider from a guy visiting Mexico and convinced him to sell it to me for $1,700. When I opened up the hood it looked mint! 4+4 never used! Not a dent or anything else wrong with it. WE SO SCORED! I am going to spare no cost upgrading it for extreme outback traveling.

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

Review Date: 22nd August, 2008

1989 Dodge Raider 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

A truly awesome truck that you will never want to give up

Faults:

My engine was smoking on start up when I bought the truck. The smoke was due to worn valve seals and two worn valves. These were soon replaced when I had the heads rebuilt. At the same time I replaced the water pump and timing belt.

The truck initially had a hard pull to the right due to a bad brake caliper. I ended up replacing the brake hoses, calipers, wheel cylinders, drums, rotors, master cylinder, pads, & shoes.

I replaced the Michelin tires with BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO tires. These tires are excellent. They have an unbelievable grip in all weather conditions (rain, snow, mud, dry pavement) plus they look great on the Raider.

My oil pressure is registering low on the oil gauge, but it has been like that for the past four years. I replaced the oil sending switch, but that did not help. I think the oil gauge is faulty.

The engine still runs like a champ. There is no knocking, ticking or any other noises coming from the engine. I change my oil and filter every 3,000 miles and I add a quart of Lucas Oil Stabilizer every 6,000 miles.

General Comments:

I bought my Raider as a second vehicle. After driving the truck for a short time, I quickly decided to use it as my main vehicle and I stopped driving my Explorer.

This truck is a blast to drive. It handles very well and has a great turning radius. I was amazed at how rugged this truck is made and how much protection it has covering the entire drive-train.

The truck is exceptional in 4-wheel drive. Once the wheels lock (and the wheel lock light comes on), the truck can crawl out of anything. It is great in the snow and in mud.

The truck is strong too, especially with the 3.0 V6. I had pulled a 6.5' x 15' enclosed cargo trailer from MA to NJ, for over 400 miles, and the truck was ready for more.

I just recently installed power door locks, a remote car starter/alarm, HD/AM/FM/CD radio, and a navigation system. The next install will be cruise control.

I would not part with this truck for anything. It is the most reliable vehicle that I have ever owned. It starts every time no matter how cold it is outside. It is so unique and so much fun to drive. Long live the Dodge Raiders.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2008

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