1990 Dodge Spirit ES 2.5 turbo from North America
She's my baby and I treat her as such
In the last 14 years of ownership, I have replaced the gas tank, oxygen sensor and catalytic converter. All three were changed after 175,000 miles. The gas tank rusted out at the seal so of course that needed to go. Gas mileage was at about 16 miles to the gallon so had the oxygen sensor and catalytic converter were replaced and mileage went up to 38 miles to the gallon.
When I bought the car brand new in 1990 my mileage was 50 miles to the gallon and after 14 years I truly believe that 38 miles to the gallon is awesome.
It is a 5 speed manual and I can run the gears and be doing 60 miles to the gallon in no time flat.
Lots of leg room in the front and the back. I can easily and comfortably fit 4 people that are 6 feet tall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2004
2nd Apr 2004, 09:48
This writer is either lying about the gas mileage or ALL his driving is downhill. 60 miles to the gallon indeed! Even the current Toyota and Honda hybrids don't get that kind of mpg-- and we are to believe that he is getting it with a 14 year old Spirit?
5th Feb 2005, 20:04
The mileage claims stated here are VERY hard to swallow, my 1990 spirit 2.5 auto struggles to average 23mpg, with low miles, and in perfect mechanical order... however, your results may vary...