1991 Dodge Stealth Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1991 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0L DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0L DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired101217 miles
Most recent distance102355 miles

Summary:

A cheap Honda killer

Faults:

AC Belt broke at 102,100 miles.

Brake calipers changed at 102,235 miles.

Radio going bad.

General Comments:

I bought this car in April of 2002 from some tuner for $3100. It needed a new muffler and paint, but the engine still runs great. The radio has problems, and the AC belt broke soon after. But for $3100, it was a bargain. The car handles very well, accelerate great, and is pretty quick off the line. Unfortunately mine did not come with a rear spoiler (The crescent shaped one) and I'm currently looking for one in the junkyard right now, and a new front rim, since the left side has a big dent.

Overall, the car is pretty much a 3000GT with Dodge's name all over it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2002

29th Aug 2002, 16:10

Dude, this car is crap. My Stealth ('93) had problems right after it hit the 70k mile mark. I don't blame Dodge, but Mitsubishi. They're the ones responsible for the car's engine and mechanicals. Too bad Dodge was stupid enough to bring this car under their name, since they had to lose a lot of money. If you really want to kill Honda Civics, get something like a 240SX; they last forever and can take a beating. Don't get me wrong, Dodge is a great car manufacturer (I now own a '99 Ram 2500 and I love it), but this car really kills their reputation. Anyways, hope yours don't end up in the junkyard like mine did :)

1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo 3.0 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

How could you ask for more?

Faults:

One oxygen sensor needed to be replaced at 31000 km.

The air conditioning lost its charge while the car sat in my garage over the winter, a time period of six months.

The rear cargo cover sometimes suddenly detaches from its mount points just behind the rear seats when the rear hatch is opened. This also occurs occasionally while the cover is being extended from its rolled up position.

Forget about having adults sit in the rear seats for any distance exceeding a mile or two; there just isn't enough leg room.

General Comments:

This car is a complete package; luxury, high performance and great looks at an affordable price. It never fails to turn heads.

The all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering are highly responsive. They can startle you the first few times that you test the car out at higher speeds, especially when changing lanes or passing other vehicles. The feel is akin to driving a go-kart in that there is very little body roll.

As with any sports coupe, it takes practice to enter and exit the cockpit gracefully. However, once you are in the driver's seat you really feel as if you are one with the car.

Acceleration will satisfy all but the most jaded individuals, especially once you master the proper launch technique that balances engine speed with clutch release timing. All-wheel drive rules the street!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2002

6th Dec 2002, 12:55

Make sure you check out the price of repair parts and maintenance costs before you buy this car.

21st Jul 2003, 15:20

It's a great car, my father owns one, I crashed it though =X lost traction going 120 threw a mild turn heh, great, fun, reliable car.

2nd Jan 2005, 19:45

I bought my Stealth twin turbo in 1991 and have 63000 km (summer driving) on it. Have had it to three race tracks and had it airborne once and a 360 into the grass once. What a heart stopper. The engine blew on it and the dealership replaced it for me at the labor cost only. No troubles so far (touch wood) as I use it for summer driving only. Canada sucks for driving the Stealth in the snow! Have no plans to sell my baby.

1991 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0 Twin Valve DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Twin Valve DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance194000 miles

Summary:

An inexpensive moderate performance car

Faults:

Tension pulley broke at 123,000 miles, dealers neglect after replacing belts.

Started smoking at idle around 128,000 miles.

Transmission went out at 193,000 miles.

General Comments:

Compared too many sports cars with V-8 engines, I must say this car accelerates impressively for a 3.0 V-6.

The cockpit is awesome. Anyone who sits in it especially at night with everything lit in red gets the racing fever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2002

12th May 2005, 20:31

I have owned my Stealth ES since 134000 miles. It now has 184000 and the transmission is still going! Very well built engine and transmission.

1991 Dodge Stealth Standard 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles

Summary:

Cheap high performance car

Faults:

The transmission went at 64,000 miles.

The cost was 2,800 to rebuild my transmission.

General Comments:

The car has no low end torque, but after 40mph it moves. It's a nice car for somebody wanting a car with a little performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th November, 2001

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 22 reviews