1992 Dodge Stealth Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1992 Dodge Stealth ES 3.0 Gasoline from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Gasoline Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance145879 miles
Previous carDodge SRT-4

Summary:

FAST and good for a first car

Faults:

Coil went bad at 145,700 and had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car is very smooth, replaced the struts for a better ride. It has nice styling and is very sleek. A mechanical twin to the Mitsubishi 3000GT. Parts are hard to find-as it is not in production anymore. The back seats are small, and the wing on the back results in a blind spot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2006

1992 Dodge Stealth r/t tt 3.0 twin turbo from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carDodge Stealth

Summary:

A great car, best car I've ever owned!

Faults:

No, just make sure you change timming belt ever 60 thousand miles.

General Comments:

A great car for the price, but kinda expensive on the keep-up. Ex. tires for stock rims cost like $150 a tire.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2005

1992 Dodge Stealth R/T V6 3.0 DOCH-24v from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 3.0 DOCH-24v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance121800 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A fun car, and an excellent value!!

Faults:

Nothing has "gone wrong with the car" but I have inherited some problems from the previous owner.

First off, the subtle screeching sound the engine makes each time I start the car. It is really bad sometimes when I down-shift, or shift at high RPM's. I suspect it to be a pully or belt.

The electronically controlled suspension is broke. It is constantly stuck in sports mode. It's not too bad, but not nearly as comfortable as it could be. My friend at Mitsubishi suspects it to be a bad strut.

My radio has a short in it, and very rarely works. Which is fine, the stock CD player is probably 1 speed, the few times I've gotten it to work it skips very badly. I would have replaced it with a new CD/MP3 player anyway.

The transmission is a little loose, but that should be expected on a 120,000 mile car... which I believe was driven hard. Mechanically it has no problems.

The seal at the top of the windshield has shrunk, and sometimes leaks a little bit.

The seal on top of the back windshield looks very bad, and needs to be replaced. I don't think it leaks though.

My windshield washer fluid cap is missing, and the dealerships want me to buy the entire $40 reservoir just to get the cap... which is pretty annoying.

All the windshield wiper arms were rusted pretty bad. I removed the front ones, sanded them, and repainted them, now they are fine. But the only way to remove the rear wiper arm is to remove the spoiler... I'm not ready for that yet.

General Comments:

I love this car! For the price it is absolutely unbeatable.

I generally drive it around 3000-4000 RPM, and it accelerate so fast... to think that it red-lines at 7000!

It gets excellant gas mileage... for being a V6 sports car.

It is very comfortable, and has a lot of room... again for a sports car.

I do not feel the constant urge to break the speed limit, like I do in most sports cars. The car will drive very fast! But the touring aspect of the car makes it feel just as comfortable cruising around nice and slow.

It is a very easy car to drive. I love the torque that it has! Very easy to shift, and it doesn't demand high RPM's to get good performance.

The steering is very responsive, I can literally stick to a sharp curve at 55MPH! Oh yeah... and that curves caution speed is 20.

In short, if you are looking for a nice reliable car with good gas mileage, reasonable maintenance costs, and has a cheap sticker price... then this is the deal of a lifetime! These cars will be a collectors item one day, get them while you still can!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2005

1992 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carMazda B2600

Summary:

Probably the best luxury sports car for the money

Faults:

I changed the Front and Rear Struts at 110,000 miles for comfort (not because they were shot). The fronts cost me $250/ea and the rear I think were $100/ea. Lord knows how much they would have charged me if I would have had someone else put them on.

I had to change the Clutch Master Solenoid at around 115,000 miles. Ran about $150. Wasn't an easy job.

My timing belt has skipped twice, but was a cheap (under $50 on this car is cheap) fix.

The outside of the leather seat on the driver's side wears badly on all of these cars.

My digital environmental display controller went out at around 135,000 miles. Picked one up in a junk yard for $80.

Other than that, it's been a pretty healthy car.

General Comments:

The car has good pick-up seeings how it weighs nearly 2 tons.

Not AWD, but handles great. The electronic suspension is also great for touring or sport modes. I only swung the tail of it out twice and that was on a wet surface taking a 90 degree turn at about 20 mph.

I love the cockpit feel of the cabin.

The leather is great and the driver side seat has electric adjustments for lumbar support.

I've got black on black, so it's pretty hot in the summer even with windshield shades and tint. However, the A/C in these cars is great and will cool it down in about 2 minutes.

Fastest car I've been in. Had it up to 155mph on I-70 in KS.

This car is loaded with high tech equipment for a '92.

I love this car. I will probably enter severe depression when my need for a family car arrives and I am forced to sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2004

19th Apr 2005, 19:39

I'm married with 2 kids.There's no need to sell the car, Unless it's for a newer one.

6th Jun 2007, 03:53

I personally would not sell mine, for anyone. The car has grown to be a part of me and who I am. It's not just any car. It's a piece of history, an appealing sculpture of artwork, a technological marvel and performance that means business. All In all, I am the last owner of this vehicle.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 17 reviews