1990 Plymouth Sundance Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1990 Plymouth Sundance RS 2.5 non-turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired67 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

Although the resale value is very poor, it is a great car to have

Faults:

Tachometer stopped to work when it reached 142,588 miles.

Small electrical problem through out (bad grounding).

Engine oil leak.

Water leak from the sun roof.

General Comments:

Overall, this is not a bad car to own, I purchased it when I was in college and it is still running very well after all these years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2001

1990 Plymouth Sundance Liftback Sedan 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Great handling, it was like a little racer

Faults:

Most of my problems with the car were my inexperience and neglect.

The main problem was that the button on the shift broke off. It was not a big deal. I just wrapped a bandana around it. I was considering to put on an aluminum shifter anyways.

General Comments:

Great handling, it was like a little racer. I only wish I had a Duster, the next model up with a turbo engine.

This car was a learning tool, because it was my first major car. If I took better care of it, it may have lasted till today.

If you can find one with low mileage, and are considering it, I would recommend it. The Neon is a sad replacement for the Sundance/Shadow/Duster.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th May, 2001

1990 Plymouth Sundance Base 2.2 liter 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter 4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 miles
Most recent distance176000 miles
Previous carIHC Scout

Summary:

An extremely fun car

Faults:

Had to replace brakes, heater core, and a few other cosmetic things.

General Comments:

This car is a fun car to drive with a manual transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2001

1990 Plymouth Sundance 2.5 L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance132254 kilometres

Faults:

I have replaced in the last four years: timing and other belts, some part of the brakes, CV boot, struts, springs, rad, hoses, water pump, tires, a window that would not unroll properly, head gasket, starter, ignition cylinder and an electrical component for heat.

General Comments:

Cost me too much money over the years, likely from poor previous maintenance. A good first car for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2000

11th May 2003, 17:01

A '90 Sundance was my first car, also, when I purchased it from a used car dealership in 1998. I, too, spent large sums of money over the course of five years in repairs and normal care. I found myself repairing the radiator, the starter and ignition switch, and even the steering column. About the only thing I didn't have to fix was the transmission, which I suspect was on its last leg when, finally, it dawned on me that the money I was spending on repairs, I could put toward a new car, so that's what I did. Sadly, I had it towed to a junk parts dealer who gave me $25.00 for it. I don't regret that decision, however there are certainly times when I miss my Sundance. The hatchback was of constant use to me, especially when I was moving, as it was able to allow for transport of oddly shaped items. It was also a breeze in the snow, matching any large SUV, because of it's solid weight and design. Finally, and most amusingly, I never had trouble finding it in a large parking lot because of its bright blue color. All in all, the good out-weighed the bad, and I smile when I look at the chrome "SUNDANCE" emblem that I asked the junk dealer to remove for me to keep.

1990 Plymouth Sundance 2.2 OHC from North America

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 2.2 OHC
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Alternator belt, CV joints, replaced wiring on throttle body, oil leaks from head gasket and valve cover. Excessive engine noise from bad piston pins.

General Comments:

Has been a good car that has never broke down with 106k miles on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 1999

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 15 reviews