Car is NOT a turbo, however is still REALLY FUN TO DRIVE and can handle daily driving against all the modern cars...The ES is not going to win any races so please don't buy this Stealth model with that in mind, buy the turbo instead....The ES is best experienced on the highway where it's quick, agile and very comfortable for front passengers. It's a true GT cruiser and people usually either love it or hate it especially because of the awkward rear spoiler...I like this car as 2nd car that I don't happen to drive often...I live in Southern California so the weather helps keep this car in great condition...I was going to sell it, but the more I've driven it over the years the more I absolutely love this car..
I bought this car used with about 66,000 miles and have had it until present April 2010 with 182,000 mi. It has performed very well. It always starts up in cold weather and runs well. I have had to repair it of course (normal wear and tear) but I like this car a lot and was (is still to a degree) a head turner. Very quick and fun to drive. Since it is FWD it pulls well in the snow but it has low clearance so if its more than 4 inches of snow I get stuck. I am about to buy a new car and will probably sell it. If I could afford to keep 2 cars I would keep it. I am sure this car would/will do 1 million miles.
Best looking sports car under 50k. Reliable. Quick and handles well for a large sports car.
I bought my Stealth over last winter. Was not running when bought but quickly found out that it was just a bad crank sensor. I got lucky with the condition of the car, as it was BONE stock when i got it. When i replaced the clutch at 172000 miles i was surprised to find the original clutch disk still in there. Since then i have done a few upgrades (cone filter, cat delete with megan racing down pipe. full 3" out the back, also put a stage 3 clutch in and couldnt be happier. car is great and love the sound of the turbos spooling.
Turbo's, AWD, AWS, Adjust-ability of the drivers seat
Either should have been a 2 seater or somehow made more room for back seat,
The Stealth represents what is wrong with Chrysler and why they are where they are today. A unique, sporty, and attractive exterior design plagued by a dollar store interior and reliability of weather. Numerous electrical faults, windows, alternator, and transmission in the first two years! Spent more time at Dodge than in my garage. Performance was great then, but I've seen R/T Stealths blown away by 4 door G-35 recently
This car is one of the most fun i have ever driven. It has great performance and handling. The car roars to life as soon as the throttle is floored.The interior is very small, like Porsche or Ferrari small, and the back seat is pointlessly small. the driver and passenger comfort is great and very, very spacious. I am 6' 4" and I can stretch my legs straight out in the passenger seat. The styling comes stock looking like a high performance supercar, including gauge pods for the many different gauges. I have not had any problems with the car since I bought it. This car is a unique eye catcher even fully stock.
The engine has a great roar, seats are amazingly customizable (lumbar, seat angle, thigh support, back tilt), and is easily customizable, but high performance upgrades are very expensive for this unique and rare car. most mods must be made custom for the car.
Defrost vents crack on this model. The cars were recalled, but few people knew about it, so many cars still have it. The car is amazingly heavy for a sports car, almost tipping 2 tons.