1991 Dodge Spirit Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1991 Dodge Spirit R/T 2.2 turbo from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

Very Fast

Faults:

Clutch died at 76,000 miles. Nothing else has gone wrong since I got it. The only other things I have had to do is just regular maintenance.

General Comments:

This car is very fast and I have beaten many powerful cars on the streets and drag strip. I have made a lot of performance mods to this car I have put a k&n air filter, cold air intake, larger exhaust, bigger down pipe, an exhaust header, larger turbo, larger intercooler,150hp nitrous system, upgraded computer chip, upgraded clutch and flywheel. The car makes 404hp and 472lb-ft of torque. My best et time was 12.46 seconds at 108mph. Overall this car has treated me very good since I bought it and I hope to own it for a very long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2005

1991 Dodge Spirit 2.5 4 CYLINDER from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 4 CYLINDER Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance125600 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A very reliable and low maintenance car

Faults:

I had very few problems with this vehicle. Th original exhaust had to be replaced at about 80000 miles. The seat belt clip broke because the belt would not always retract and I accidentally closed the door on it. The cable attaching to the tranny linkage broke once. Lastly, a bar in the rear rattled at about 90000 miles.

General Comments:

This car was very reliable. I put over 60000 miles on it and I was the third owner. The only time it broke down on me was when the cable attaching the shifter to the linkage broke. Other than that, only wear parts had to be replaced.

The car was very quick and could reach a fairly high top speed for the motor size. It also handles very well in turns, probably due to the fairly wide tires (wide compared to my last car).

The mileage for this car was usually alittle above what the window sticker said. About 25-30 miles per gallon.

The interior had a good bit of room, but the armrests were cumbersome and uncomfortable. The light around the ignition wouldn't always shut off, but it never created a problem. Replacement interior light bulbs were difficult to find sometimes.

Reaching various engine components was easy, but it was difficult to change the brakes or air filter without special tools.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2004

1991 Dodge Spirit 2.5L Gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5L Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired197000 kilometres
Most recent distance214800 kilometres
Previous carDodge Spirit

Summary:

This is my second one, and I'd buy another

Faults:

Driver's side window is really stiff.

Leaking oil, but not enough to worry.

Bright light indicator doesn't work.

Speedometer and Odometer don't work sometimes.

Right now it is overheating and not blowing any warm air. Had the thermostat, rad cap and water pump replaced. Still isn't working.

Little rust around the gas cap and by the wheel wells.

General Comments:

Very comfortable ride. Great interior.

Very nice sound system for factory.

Drives really nice, especially on the hi-way. Also good on gravel roads.

Always has started for me, even in our -40 C weather.

Handles well, good power for a 4 cylinder.

Cheap to fix.

Over average on fuel, but large tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2003

28th Dec 2004, 22:27

If you're still having overheating problems even after replacing the thermostat and other stuff, then your head gasket may be leaking. To confirm this, drive the car for about fifteen minutes. Then park it. Don't shut the engine off. Open the hood and go to the overflow bottle. Open it and take a peak at the fluid in there. If you see some bubbles, then your head gasket is likely on its way out. This is a fairly common problem, by the way, and many people are unaware of it.

1991 Dodge Spirit ES 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles
Previous carDodge Charger

Summary:

Great basic 4-door sedan transportation

Faults:

1. Automatic transmission leaked when new.

2. Thermostat failed at 60,000 miles.

3. Foot operated parking brake mechanism would not stay engaged at 60,000 miles.

4. Radiator replaced at 100,000 miles.

6. Rebuilt transmission at 111,000 miles.

7. Replaced engine at 160,000 due to low oil pressure.

8. Repainted roof at 160,000 due to peeling paint.

General Comments:

1. Great disk brakes! Original front pads lasted 85,000 miles and rears lasted 110,000 miles.

2. Relatively high reliability. Minimal repair bills.

3. Car doors sound like a vault door closing.

4. Good gas mileage on original engine. Averaged 24.5 mpg.

5. Great factory premium sound system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 15 reviews