1987 Plymouth Reliant LE 2.5 liter from North America
A very reliable, plain looking car
Replaced the battery a month after I bought it. I accidentally left the lights on.
Recently replaced the thermostat. The car started running hot.
Steering column is loose.
Poked a hole in the left rear quarter panel by pushing the lug nut wrench through it.
Left front turn signal lens was broken when I bought it.
Hole in the muffler that I haven't fixed yet.
Does great on gas. I average around 20 MPG.
Not very quick on acceleration.
Pretty plain looking car.
The name says it all!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th December, 2013
11th May 2014, 16:54
The 2.5 engine is fantastically durable for a non-pushrod engine. We used to run them in a small fleet of Plymouth Acclaims as taxi-cabs during the 1990s (bought them from rental car companies). They ran up into the 250k mile mark or so with no problems. Not quite as durable as the slant-six Dodge Diplomat fleet the Acclaims replaced, but good for a 'modern' front-wheel-drive car.