1994 Plymouth Sundance Reviews

1994 Plymouth Sundance 2.5L 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90150 miles
Most recent distance158923 miles

Summary:

Great for a first car!

Faults:

Dome light burned out at around 150,000 miles.

Blinkers and brake lights quit working at 158,920 miles.

The seats are still original and in top shape.

The passenger side back door cannot open or close at all, and was like that when I bought the car.

General Comments:

The car was purchased for a very low 1500, and I managed to put about 100 in repairs into it so far.

The radio that came with it was missing all its wires, so I just took an old radio I had and put it in.

The car runs great and is very reliable.

I had someone hit my back end and there was a small dent and a couple scratches.

I have managed to make this car go about 90 mph, and it runs great.

This is a perfect car for a teenager.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2009

1994 Plymouth Sundance 2.2 liter 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

The Sundance is by far the greatest car I've ever owned

Faults:

One thing has gone wrong with the car... not just since I have owned it, in its hole life. The timing belt had to be replaced at 110,000 miles. That's it.

General Comments:

My aunt bought this car new in 1994, and had it up until last year when she sold it to me. All I paid for it is $800 and I also paid for a new timing belt. That's it. The little 2.2 liter will go like crazy when equipped along side the 5 speed manual. I love this car, it had nice styling (it's a two door), great performance for the little motor, and is very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2006

5th Dec 2006, 17:28

WOW!! This review brought back some great memories. In 1995 I paid $800 for a 1990 Dodge Omni with the bullet-proof (and fast) 2.2 and a 5-speed. I bought it from one of my best friends who had bought it new, so I knew its history very well. He had driven it all over the country, and when I bought it it had 180,000 miles. It had had only 1 timing belt and 1 brake job. I drove it to 240,000 miles and put another timing belt on it and did another brake job, and replaced one heater hose. That's it. ZERO repairs other than those. It never used a drop of oil or had any problems of any kind. I sold it for exactly what I paid for it (and that is GREAT resale value!!). It still ran and drove perfectly when I sold it, and the guy who bought is was still driving it up to last year, so it had to have over 300,000 miles on it. About the time I bought my Omni a friend of mine bought a Toyota Camry with 80,000 miles on it. In 6 months he had to sell it to a junk dealer because he couldn't afford to have all the problems that he had with it fixed Finally, when the transmission went out and he was told it would cost $3000 to replace, he sold it and bought a 1984 Chevy. Yep. Nothing like these crappy, unreliable American cars!!

1994 Plymouth Sundance Duster 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Dependable and good car

Faults:

Rear shocks/Springs 163000.

Front struts/Springs 163000.

Cooling Fan Relay 151000.

Rear Hatch struts 125000.

Usual brake replacements.

Usual battery replacements for cold weather regions.

Replaced valve cover, oil pan, and Trans pan gaskets at 150000.

Changed the Head gasket, timing belt, and water pump (not needing it) just to be safe at 170000.

Tires and front end alignment at 160000.

Replaced all sensors and controllers at 200000 just to be safe.

All fluids changed as needed.

Under body rust and minor.

General Comments:

This car is efficient. Small non spacey dashboard. Well placed and orientated display. And the power to back it all up. As with all cars a little care here and there prevents the major problems. I have put this car through extreme beatings and it still keeps going. The 3.0 v6 has great takeoff at the lights, accelerates, and maintains magnificently

T years ago I class 1 trailer hitch on it, now I am taking jet skies to the lake, and snowmobiles to the trails up north. That says allot for a small size car and its engine and transmission if it can tow a snowmobile 200 miles and not melt down the drive train.

Handles grate and is very stable on the highway. Reaches top speed in no time. Gas mileage is incredible for a V6.

This car is very reliable if you take care of it. This car just goes to show that older cars are built better and last longer then today’s cars. How many people do you know that have a car built after 1997 with over 200k miles? And still runs like it did when it was new?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2006

7th Nov 2006, 11:18

I LOVE this review because it reminds me of my FAULTLESS 1990 Omni that I sold in 2000 with 240,000 miles on it and still running FLAWLESSLY. I bought the car used from its original owner (one of my best friends), who drove it all over the country. I knew the car's history very well. It had 183,000 miles on it when I bought it, and in the time my friend had owned it he had had ONE brake job done and ONE timing belt replaced. I did a brake job and timing belt replacement, replaced the hatch struts and one heater hose. That, and such things as tires and batteries, were the ONLY repairs the car ever had. When I sold it it ran as good as new and did not smoke or use a drop of oil. The A/C worked perfectly and had NEVER had freon added to it!! The friend that sold it to me bought a Toyota Corolla, which started having MAJOR problems before 90,000 miles. I'll take a reliable AMERICAN car any day!!

25th Aug 2012, 12:04

I bought a 1994 Plymouth Sundance Duster, back in May of 1994, with 8 miles on it for 11 grand. I'm still driving it today with 170,000 miles on it. Best car I ever had.

Those 3.0 V6 engines tend to smoke a lot with high mileage, but SAE 60 motor oil and Lucas oil treatment took care of that. In the winter I use much lighter oil.

Gas mileage is better than a 4 cylinder.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 13 reviews