Front-drive sports car!
By Marcus on
1992 Dodge Stealth ES 2dr Coupe
An enthusiast's machine for Dodge dollars. Great handling on tight mountain curves, even in snow (#1 ski car). I just wave politely @ Subarus and SUVs when I pass them to get first tracks. Classic exterior, nothing else like it. 210 horses before the K&N air filter and 3 in. exhaust. So fun it makes commuting a blast. The bad news: expensive maintenance/repair, especially parts (timing belt, water pump, throttle body...). Needs premium gas to reach its peak. Mine has 89K miles as of 1/06, has needed choke repair, T belt/water pump, dome light sensor switch on door, currently has small leak in clutch hydraulics. Not much considering the daily pleasure of cruising it around in all conditions.
Performance, visual appeal, uniqueness, interior layout, handling. Sportiest front-drive I've found. Easy to oil change. Decent gas mileage, 29 @ 75 mph at Colorado elevations. Drive a nice one of these, you'll get the picture.
Very expensive parts/service. Diamondstar quality is better than American, not on a par with Honda/Toyota. Stealthy, yes, but could they make it invisible to police?