29th Aug 2002, 17:06
I don't think this car or the 3000gt is worth the trouble. if I were you i'll get a new car.
13th Oct 2004, 11:12
Re the above comment, your Stealth is a "rice-killer"?
Your car was built by Mitsubishi, which last I heard was a Japanese company. You are just as much a "ricer" as all those dudes in their Civics and Celicas.
13th Oct 2004, 16:04
Yea, your right, didn't mean to hurt your feelings, sorry, but, its still a danm fast car!
22nd Mar 2005, 02:09
The dodge Stealth is an amazing car yes people like the 3000gt more, but its the same car and yes the engine needs a lot of attention, but do a little research and engine work becomes easy. I currently own my second stealth first one I had was a 91 base this is a 91 Es so next will be R/T TT. I have owned a few V8's Firebird mustangs yes there faster stock, but this car is more fun and stylish with loads of potential.
22nd May 2005, 22:49
I bought a '91 ES from my Grandmother in 2001. It only had 65k on it when I got it and it has taken me to 120k smoothly without much problem. I had a few minor thing go like my heat sensor for my radiator fan ($25) and my idol control servo ($200). I love my car! I'm actually about to put $2000 into the engine for new seals, timing belt, water pump, and a/c compressor (I'm having it switched to the new system too) but any car with 120K on it is going to need these things done. She still runs like a champ engine and transmission going strong!
25th Jul 2005, 00:40
Okay, about putting a TT engine in your E/S. You are never going to get traction and 600 lbs lighter? They didn't put in the AWD for nothing. Without the AWD, your car will just be a Stealth with a traction problem. Mitsubishi also got rid of all the bugs that Dodge didn't in their 3000 GT. Don't get me wrong, I love the Stealth too; I've put in a new transmission in mine already, and the engines seem to put out for me; she's running 149,600 miles, but still blows the doors off any Cavalier.
If you want a Stealth that's not so much a rice burner, put a 440 in it. I've seen it done. Just buy a custom drive shaft and then put in a 727 tranny and 3.73 gears in the rear differential. It will be cheaper if you have the time to do it on your own.
6th Dec 2005, 22:10
Let me just say that I have always loved stealth's and 3000gt's.So this summer I got a 1991 dodge stealth r/t for $4400.I'm 15 and this is my first car and so naturally I'm very happy. I have heard that they will have problems if not maintained correctly though. But so far I have not had any problems. It doesn't have the original motor in it though so maybe the previous owner had a problem. All I know is that the car has 78,000 miles on it and the engine has around 42,000 miles on it. It is an automatic, but it still pulls very hard. I have beaten an early 00's model Nissan altima, an old Buick, a 92 jeep 4.0 liter, and a 92 cavalier z24.Overall I am very happy with this car!
22nd Feb 2006, 21:10
Please be more specific as to what kind of Honda it was. All Hondas are stupid looking, so it could have been anything.
23rd Feb 2006, 09:09
Its funny you say it's a rice killer when most if not all of the car is built by Mitsubishi, a Japanese company lol.
21st Aug 2006, 15:19
The idea of a stealth with a 440, 727 torqueflite tranny and 3.23 gears in a rear differential sounds pretty boner inspiring to me...
17th Sep 2006, 16:50
I Own a 1991 Dodge Stealth R/T, pearl white and it's an amazing ride. People that are saying the stealth is a problem car and whatever, YOU ARE TOTALLY WRONG. If you do your 60k tune ups and check all of the oils and change them on time, this car should last you ages. I owned a 93twin turbo and I got 120k without many problems. All I had go wrong is the AC, rims, radio, antenna, transmission and little things like that. NOTHING huge because she was well maintained. I got 250k before the engine went. Now my 91 r/t has 187k and the engine is as strong as ever.
7th Oct 2006, 09:19
I've now owned my 1991 black 5 speed Stealth RT 1 year, and the only thing I've ever had to get fixed was the clutch that went out on me; it cost $800.00 but was worth it. 166,000 miles and counting on a used Dodge Stealth that I bought from EBAY for $1525.00; the 2nd best car I've ever owned. Oldsmobile comes in 1st for reliability, and they aren't made anymore. I admit I took a chance when I bought it used, but they are built rock solid, and don't let anyone tell you any different. (I am tired of getting looks by dudes all the time, but I realize it's a hot car).
2nd Nov 2007, 00:48
Your problem is more than likely the ECU. I seriously doubt it is the ground wire. The 1st gen. Stealth ECUs were anything but bulletproof. The caps leak and start screwing with you. Get it rebuilt or replaced (I would say rebuilt because a new ECU costs... a lot...)
26th Apr 2008, 05:00
To all those drivers who trash Japanese people, understand the fact that this car is an import/domestic collaboration. One of the most respected cars in the Japanese performance categories is the 3000GT VR4. Which is the equivalent of the Stealth RT/TT. This car is the prime example of 2 worlds coming together to make a great car. If you put your differences aside, look what you get.
Toyota Matrix/Pontiac Vibe
Toyota Corolla/Chevy Prizm
Subaru Legacy WRX/Saab 93x
Mitsubishi Mirage/Dodge Colt
Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth
Suzuki Sidekick/Chevy Tracker
Honda Pilot/Saturn Vue V6