1992 Dodge Stealth Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1992 Dodge Stealth 2 Door Coupe 6 cyclinder-3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6 cyclinder-3.0L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired386 miles
Most recent distance121840 miles

Summary:

A super vehicle, best car I every owned

Faults:

Passeger side window motor stuck while still under warranty. Dealership replaced it with a new one at no cost.

General Comments:

This car handles excellently. The firestorm red color attracts attention. It can travel over 450 miles of interstate on a single tank of gas.

The car never has had any major problems. The only thing I ever had to do to it was regulary change the oil, oil filter, air filter and tires. I replaced the serpentine belt at 70,000 miles and the timing belt at 100,000 miles not because of any problems but at dealership's recommendation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2002

2nd Jun 2005, 16:26

The Dodge Stealth is the best car I've ever owned. It has a stalling problem if it gets to hot. The window mounts inside of the door broke, but that's that only thing I've had to replace so far.

26th Apr 2006, 11:07

I agree with you my stealth 92 r/t has the same problem the car stalls when I put it in N have no idea why did a tune up at the dealer, but these are nice cars had mine up to 150mph.

17th Sep 2006, 17:52

Good good, I own a 91stealth r/t twin turbo. Its not running, a major problem. The master cylinder, valve seals, transfer case all are wrecked. INSIDE the radio/speakers, windows, AC, central locking all are useless. The climate control only comes on when it wants to, you can press the on button, but it will be useless sometimes, well most of the times. Outside the rims leak air and at the moment are all flat except for rear passenger one. The exhausts have holes and it leaks oil. It smoked last time I drove it. All breaks and rotors and calipers need to be replaced, and the wipers are finished.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CAR. I have owned this car from stock and have not maintained it, that's what happens when you don't maintain a stealth. I wish I could have it brand new off the lot, I would treat it much better.:)

6th Jun 2007, 03:58

I also own a Twin Turbo model. When things go wrong, this car is absolutely a mechanical nightmare. You should really consider fixing the vehicle, the car is not your everyday Honda Civic. Keep the car properly maintained (even with additional tuning) and this baby will gladly breath to life every time through its pair of Turbos.

There is an "underground saying" for this car within my city's car scene.

- Stealth, because I wanted to learn how to be a mechanic.

1992 Dodge Stealth RT 3.0 DOHC V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 3.0 DOHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Great looks, lasts as long as a head of cabbage

Faults:

The brakes needed replacement.

The sunroof had to be fixed.

Head gasket blew up after a street race.

Blew a hole in the cylinder wall after a small shot of nitrous.

Transmission locked up on way to work.

Mistake? Buying/Owning this car.

General Comments:

I got this car from my parents as a graduation gift, to replace my broken down Thunderbird. I thought it looked great, and the car was quite fast, but cannot handle its own power. I had to replace the brake calipers immediately, which was quite a bit. The sunroof refused to go up, then a head gasket blew after a light street race. I decided to install a Nitrous system, with only 15 shots (about what a Civic or Eclipse run with) and the whole cylinder wall melted after a run. I had to buy a new engine, which was over $3000, and the auto transmission locked up in second gear soon after. I had to get rid of it and buy another car.

I will never buy a Stealth ever again, since it is the worst car that Dodge ever had. This car can't handle street racing even if well taken care of (I did oil change every 2000 miles and did other basic maintenance), and even daily driving is trouble. I learned that the car is made by Mitsubishi, which comes to no surpise why the car sucked. Even the Stealth is this bad, even with Dodge's aid, I'd hate to see the 3000GT's trouble list. Don't buy this car, no matter how cheap it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2002

17th Oct 2002, 18:15

Any car can take only so much abuse. NOS runs hot in case nobody ever told you. A smart guy would look into NOS before blowing apart his cylinder wall with it. Using the brain God gave you could have prevented this. Find out how hot the NOS you want runs. Then check out cylinder specs; you can get information about how much heat a certain type of metal will stand.

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