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Great Value
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By Reno Rider
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1993 Dodge Spirit ES 4dr Sedan


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'93 Spirit, 2.5L, Gold Package. Excellent value and performance. Purchased new and after 191K miles car is reliable. Maintenance cost/mile less than 4 cents. Routinely serviced, particularly transmission. No problems. Don't recommend the 3.0L engine - had that on a '88 Ply mini van and had engine and trany issues. Same trany on the spirit and no problems. Offers 6 seat belts and more leg room than some larger more expensive cars. Biggest expense was a brake proportioning valve failure. Engine, AC, trany, power steering pump fine. Replaced alternator and water pump twice. 2.5L has a timing belt which had to be replaced 3xs per mfg recommendation. Power okay.


Favorite Features

Roomy interior, dependable, good fuel economy highest 32 mpg. 6 seat belts in split bench, visibility, trunk space, okay handling.


Suggested Improvements

That Chrysler remake this car with a 2.4l World Engine. It has offered reliable basic transportation for our family for nearly 17 years.


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By CarMikie
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1993 Dodge Spirit ES 4dr Sedan


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Purchased this vehicle as a second owner car, with 31, 302 miles. It now has 76,000 miles on it and has had not one, not two, but three automatic transmissions in it. We have also replaced the front wheel bearings twice. This car is lady driven but all in all it's just another piece of junk. The power windows have malfunctioned and the air conditioner compressor is noisy when engaged, and we have had significant issues with the idling. My recommendation, they are no good.


Favorite Features

When vehicle is running properly, it responds to acceleration gingerly, and drives like a dream. All of the buttons are easily accessible and the gages are easy to read and understand. When she is at the top of her game, she is fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

The biggest issue all in all is the transmission. Get those to par and you will have a well rounded fun family car.


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My daily driver
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By Henri_69
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1993 Dodge Spirit ES 4dr Sedan


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This car has been a good running car for years, but has been "getting" tired as of the last few years. Overall not a bad car.


Favorite Features

The engine is of good design


Suggested Improvements

More power out of engine. My 2.0L Neon puts out a lot more power and gets better mileage


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A descent 5 seater for 6' plus folks!
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By BioDieselDude
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1993 Dodge Spirit ES 4dr Sedan


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For an older vehicle with a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine it gets great mileage for its size and weight, especially when laden. It is great for puttering around town, plenty of low end torque, but the engine runs out of steam past 75mph. Cruises great at 60-65mph and is fairly quiet. RPM at 62mph is 2500, right in the middle of the torque curve. It has 116 000kms (not miles) on the vehicle and no major problems as of yet, just had a fresh coat of paint put on and it looks sharp.


Favorite Features

Can carry lots of stuff and weight without bottoming out. 5 200+ pound adults with a loaded trunk! No power windows or locks to worry about. The locks overall could've been better designed, I break a key every 4-6 months! and that's being gentle! My old '92 had no problems with keys.


Suggested Improvements

Dodge should have added more insulation around the engine bay and around the dash and floor boards to reduce the knock from the wonderful mitsubishi engine. (2.5L)


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Great- but . . .
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By tnsonger
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1993 Dodge Spirit ES 4dr Sedan


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This is a vehicle of better than average build quality except for the 3 speed (auto lockup convertor) automatic. Had to have first rebuild at 85000 mi. and then second rebuild at 150000 mi. Otherwise this has been an enjoyable car to own.


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