1993 Dodge Stealth ES from North America - Comments

26th Oct 2001, 12:00

I bought my stealth from my son who could not afford the insurance any more.

I love my stealth. It is a base model with a 164 horse engine, but I have outrun many cars with bigger engines. Top end is tremendous. I have been up to 135 mph and still had quite a bit of pedal left. I run regular gas in it and have no problems. I have 150000 miles on it and have ordered a transmission because the 2nd gear synchro is bad. It also needs a clutch at the same time. Best car I ever had. MANY people comment on the car. 91 was the best body style in my opinion.

John- Appleton Wis.

12th Jan 2002, 17:42

I have a 93 Dodge Stealth ES. I love it. It was my first car and I don't know if I would ever want a different one. I only use premium gas and at well over 100,000 miles it runs perfect.

14th Jan 2002, 12:24

I have a 1994 Dodge Stealth, I use the best gas you can get, and change the fluids frequently. It is a great car, very fast, and is pushing 275 horsepower. The color of the car really sets it off. It is a dark metallic blue. Interior is very comfortable. I did have a very nice, expensive CD player in it, but some loser stole it over Christmas. I hear the ticking noise sometimes, but nothing has went wrong with this car, other than the wiring harness for the driver side window... ($900) VERY OUTRAGEOUS!!!

28th Jan 2002, 14:06

Nothing has went wrong?

Where's your grammar lad?

25th Feb 2002, 21:48

I own a 93 Dodge stealth, I too also have had problems out of my stealth. Such as a ticking in the motor at idle. And I have dents in my hatch like one of the previous comments. My most recent problem was the idle speed control servo and it runs about $300.00.

25th May 2002, 12:47

I am thinking about purchasing a 1993 stealth ES. I hear a lot about how the idle gives people problems. I was just wondering if paying 4,000 dollars is worth the money if the car runs okay? if someone who knows could email me at cHaNdLeRzGuRl@bolt.com that would be wonderful. Thanks

-Katie- Daphne, AL.

31st Jul 2002, 16:41

I'm fixing to buy a 92 Stealth R/T Twin Turbo, and it seems in great shape. I will test drive it tomorrow. The thing is Katie, do you know anything about the car? I don't look at the Stealth/3000GT as a typical car... The Stealth I am looking at is a Twin Turbo, meaning stock 300-330hp. Now that is a lot of power for a stock car. The Mustang V6 comes stock with 190hp. When you get in a turbo, the pull is outrageous.

22nd Feb 2003, 23:32

I have a 93 stealth es the only problem I have and I'm in the progress of fixing it, but adding a little more power. Is that the rings went bad you can seat in idle for about 3 minutes and take off, a puff of smoke would come out, but anything else it is a fast car.

1st May 2003, 22:52

To all concerned:

I have been enamored with the Stealth since it appeared in Motor Trend. I finally found one that I could afford. It had 93,000 miles on it and I paid $4,000 for it. It's a base model w/the DOHC engine (maybe ordered). I've had a built Camero, an 83 & 87 RX-7, and a Supra and this car is their equal in every way. It's very quick (I have a 5 speed) and it's fast. I have some ticking when cold, but I figure that it's just the lifters. When you buy a car like this, the bottom line is what it's worth to YOU. I love driving this car, and w/out the turbos of the RT, maintenance shouldn't be that bad. The only problem I have is that it doesn't like to go from 5th to 4TH (probably syncros). If you're looking at Cameros or Mustangs you might want to consider a Stealth. You'll get much more bang for your buck.

21st Jun 2006, 23:42

I just bought a 93 Stealth ES with 42,000 for 1500 bucks, can you beat that? I think not...

1 owner, an old lady who just died, and it runs great. I actually just got home from a little road test, and I smoked an RX8, and my mine is completely stock.

I hear no ticking noise when idle - it idles at like 1000, maybe a little more.

Thinking about getting a nice exhaust, intake, and ECU.. any suggestions?

8th Jan 2008, 22:58

All the ticking noise... It's the ECU. You should probably get a new one before it messes up your fuel intake and oil pressure. A replacement ECU is $100-$120. Any questions???

Email me at johnathon_perez@msn.com

2nd Jul 2008, 21:53

You are incorrect. Lifter tick is caused from bubbles made from to light an oil. Run full synthetic 10w 30.

21st Jan 2009, 11:40

Don't listen to anyone who even remotely says something about the lifters. This would be a good remedy to the ticking except these engine don't have lifters. I have little experience with these cars, but this is basic knowledge. (try checking around the timing chain... I know 4.6 Mustangs are notorious for ticking caused by timing chain tensioners going bad) this is why I only go with OHV.

6th Apr 2009, 22:41

I own a 92 base model Stealth, and I love the car. It was and still is my first car. I bought it for a grand off my cousin, and all I needed to do at the time was an alignment. Then I broke the flange coming off the headers drifting, but that was my fault.

Alternator died at at 181,000 miles, but other than that I've had no problems. The car runs awesome still, and goes very well for a base model.

The lifter tick I do get from time to time, but that goes away as long as you use 10w-30 oil.. .I've used 5w-30 and the tick won't stop.

Any questions the email is nightmares2005@aol.com

31st Oct 2009, 17:49

What is the normal idle supposed to be at? Email me @ oldwhiteprelude@yahoo.com Thanks.

2nd Nov 2010, 17:15

I have a 95 Stealth and love it, and it's very fast. I run premium gas, and it's super fun to drive. It's the SOHC though, and was wondering if I could up the ante on power??? Any suggestions???

22nd Jun 2012, 23:58

This is about Stealths, not Mustangs, and it's common knowledge that Stealths have lifters. 100% sure of it.

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