1989 Dodge Spirit Consumer Reviews

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1989 Dodge Spirit
5.0
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Great Car For The Money. It Won't Fail You!

by from Calgary, AB on February 21, 2012

PROS: Excellent Visibility: much better than any other car I've driven. Good Styling: I'm not speaking for everyone, but I really like the car's styling. It's got that boxier 80's look to it, and lo...
PROS: Excellent Visibility: much better than any other car I've driven. Good Styling: I'm not speaking for everyone, but I really like the car's styling. It's got that boxier 80's look to it, and looks like a full size instead of a small midsize. from a distance, it looks like a full sized car, but when you park it next to something like a Mazda 3, surprisingly the mazda 3 looks bigger. Comfortable Interior: very comfortable car to drive. feels more comfortable than most during long road trips. Good Dashboard Arrangement: gauges are laid out well, and very easy to read. All the knobs and buttons are arranged nicely, and it's very easy to understand. Very Basic Car: This vehicle is an excellent choice for a first car, because it's got hardly any features that are prone to failure like power windows, power locks, power seats, etc. Also It's engine is very basic, and quite easy to work on. Parts are also very readily available for the dodge spirit, because it shared many of its components with other cars from chrysler at the time. Roomy Interior: Like I said earlier, the car looks and feels big, but it isn't that applies to the interior space as well. Lots of headroom, and the back seats are comfortable with lots of legroom even for tall people. Well Priced: They can usually be bought for well under $1000. I bought mine for $350, and it was low miles with no rust. Quiet Interior: almost as quiet as the interior of a luxury car. Good On Gas: I get about 600 Km or 372 Mi (24 MPG) on 1 tank of gas. Very remarkable for a car it's age. CONS: Slow to warm up the interior in the winter, and a sauna in the summer. Acceleration: Acceleration Is Okay, but It struggles up hills. Not an ideal car for very hilly places like San Francisco. No Airbag: This doesn't bother me personally, but it may be a concern to you if you're considering owning one. However in 1990, all dodge spirits were equipped with drivers side airbags. Top Speed: On the base model dodge spirits, the top speed is a little lame (+/- 95 mph), but if you just want a basic car to get from A to B, than this doesn't concern you. However the Dodge Spirit R/T's are excellent performers, and was one of the fastest saloon cars of the early 90's. Cruise Control: Cruise control doesn't work very often on my car, and I've heard the same thing from a number of dodge spirit owners. But not having cruise control never bothered me too much. Transmission: Transmission is pretty solid, but if you own an automatic, it's a little hesitant about when to switch gears. can be a bit of pain on hills. However If you own a manual transmission dodge spirit, this should be of no concern to you.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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