1988 Plymouth Sundance Reviews

1988 Plymouth Sundance from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Big quality for low cost

Faults:

I had general things go wrong as with any high mileage car.

I replaced the timing belt at about 120,000.

I replaced a couple of sensors.

The biggest thing with this car was the paint, it started flaking off after about 95,000 until my white car was almost completely gray.

General Comments:

This was my favorite car I ever owned.

It was sporty, reliable, easy on gas and a blast to drive.

I have yet to find a car with seats as comfortable as the ones in my Sundance.

My Sundance got me hooked on Chrysler products and I haven't looked back. I am on my 4th Dodge. The only reason I sold the Sundance was for more room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2004

23rd Feb 2006, 14:30

Hey I was just wondering if you knew of anywhere I could get a picture with the parts listed on it... You see I am so not a mechanically inclined female and my 1988 sun dance has broken down... something is wrong and oil is spraying out of a hole and I need to know what that hole is so I can get the thing fixed... I love my sun dance and I would like to keep it instead of selling it... if you could help me out email me at velezchristina@hotmail.com.

23rd Feb 2006, 17:29

I would suggest that you go to an auto parts store, or even Amazon.com and buy a Hayne's Manual or Chilton's Manual for your car. These are very detailed repair manuals for the do-it-your-selfer, and they break out the car's different systems with troubleshooting guides, and detailed diagrams with step-by-step instructions for how to check and replace things. These manuals run about $20.

1988 Plymouth Sundance sedan 2.2 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired85345 miles
Most recent distance92455 miles

Summary:

A once in a lifetime deal!

Faults:

I have never really had anything major go wrong with my car.

I have never had to put it in the shop.

I did rip the CV boot on the left front axle, but, things like that happen on a front wheel drive car.

The headliner in the car is sagging a little, but the car is over 14 years old.

I guess the only major/minor problem is this car does use up thermostats pretty quick. I'm talking like every year. I already had to, but 2 in myself. One when I got the car on the road back in may of 2002 and just this new year of 2003. But they are only 3 dollars a thermostat and take 10 minutes to put in so I don't mind it at all.

General Comments:

I really like my little Sundance. I call it "Little Blue". Like I said never had any problems. This car eats up the snow for breakfast. It handles very well. Gets good gas mileage, and it rides very smooth. It has a great heater and air conditioner. Everything works on it like new.

I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a very reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

1988 Plymouth Sundance 2.2 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 2.2 litre Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Horizon

Summary:

Worst car since the Vega/Pinto!

Faults:

Every constant velocity joint changed, some two or three times.

Struts.

Head gaskets and warped head (twice).

Terrible fit and finish.

Fuel pump (twice).

Starter.

Alternator.

Exhaust system.

General Comments:

Eventually Dodge provided better cv joints and boots so that wasn't a problem anymore.

The engine is godawful, almost everyone I've talked to has had nothing but trouble with them. I have one friend, though who has driven his 90 Sundance unmercifully for 170,000 kms. with very few problems. All in all, I'd say it is without a doubt the worst car I've ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

1988 Plymouth Sundance from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles

Summary:

This car is a low cost, good speed toy

Faults:

I just bought the car recently, so, as of yet, nothing has gone wrong with it.

It was used when I acquired it, so it did have wear and tear; such as no back bumper, and one blinker light out, but those are minor.

General Comments:

I love this car! Yeah, it may look like an old beater, but it runs, and it was cheap, so I have no room to complain.

The turbo gauge on the dash gives you a real feeling of performance when it kicks in at 2nd gear.

Until I find something better, I think this car will satisfy my needs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews