1995 Dodge Stealth R/T TT 3.0 DOHC Twin turbo from North America
This car is the best car I've ever owned
The clutch and struts have been replaced, as well as the flywheel. I did maintenance such as timing belt, water pump, crankshaft position sensor. As with any other car the drivers seat has gotten minimal wear but shows a little.
This car is rediclously fast and ahead of its time. I have never lost a race in town and I have raced some highly modified cars. The AWD is a must have after owning this car, I will never buy a non AWD car again. The car handles like nothing I have ever rode in or owned. I highly recommend this car, and it turns heads everywhere I go. Oh ya and I always get the "What the hell kind of car is that?"
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th October, 2008
Thx for the review, I'm looking at an AWD model now, once I get my insurance quote if it's not insane I'll be buying it.
For anyone looking for info from what I've read the Dodge Stealth AWD turbo's are reliable, they hold onto their value and are quickly becoming collectible.
Understand holding onto value is remaining in the $10,000 range or above depending on condition, parts are apparently a little hard to find and if the AWD fails it will cost a fortune but they don't have a history of failing outside of heavily abused.
I have a 1995 Dodge Stealth RT Twin Turbo and I love it.
Just a heads up though, when doing the tune up, replace the tensioner pulley, and the bolt, even if the bolt looks fine. Mine broke and is in the shop needing a rebuild. It's better to spend a little bit more for a new bolt then $1500 for a rebuild.
As a mechanic I'm curious. What happened when the tensioner bolt broke that caused $1500 in damages??
Hi, I had the same exact thing happen to my car. The tensioner bolt that holds the tensioner that keeps the tension on the belts. It broke and it killed my engine bad. I ended up destroying 14 of the 24 valves, the front head, and 4 pistons. Grand total of engine work and parts was almost $3,000. Like he said, replace the tensioner bolt too.
All Mitsubishi Sirius platform performance engines (4G and 6G designators, dual overhead cam) have interference heads. If the timing belt tensioner fails, the belt cannot keep the cams in time. The valves WILL impact the piston face, usually resulting in bent valves, busted valve guides, damaged pistons, and damage to valve seats. Usually it will munch a valve and damage the bowls as well as scoring cylinder walls. In odd cases, it may even bind up on a broken piece of valve and bend a piston rod.