1988 Plymouth Reliant LE 2.2 from North America
Incredible Mechanical Buddy
Most original parts are still in at 230K!
Manual clutch was replaced at about 130K & 210K.
Radiator was replaced this year at about 229K.
Driver bucket seat recliner mechanism had to be welded solid at about 220K.
Brakes have been redone twice in the 230K span.
Head gasket was replaced about 220K.
I continue astounded at how little this spunky car has asked of me during 15 years & for over 230,000 miles. Plus, it's fun. Interior is big enough, while exterior is small enough. 2.2 is peppy with manual tranny & currently gives 30 mpg highway, cruising in overdrive at 70+, with no complaints. I dig Reliants. What a perfect name for this great Plymouth, an incredible mechanical buddy. I'll stick with it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th December, 2002