1986 Dodge Daytona User Reviews

1986 Dodge Daytona Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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Derek writes:
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3

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like the style and potential that this car brings to the table

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hate the fact that i have had to replace nearly every single moving part to make this thing run.

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Buy One That You Can Test Drive. Don't Grab One Thinking Its A Quick Fix. Trust Me, It's Not. — still isnt running yet bet from the specs i can tell its not a speed demon. the interior is somewhat small and there is hardly any head room unless you take out the t- tops and drive ace ventura style. the hatch does provide substantial cargo room and if that's not enough the rear seats fold flat too. weighing in at only 2600 lbs. its pretty damn light so not much power is really needed.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dstratt01 writes:
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4

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4 cyl turbo 5 speed and t-tops

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not sure yet

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Should Be A Fun Build. Not Sure How Performance Will Turn Out. — Not running yet. Needs a few things here and there. Once completed it will be a pretty fun car to drive. 4 cylinder turbo with a 5 speed manual transmission and t-tops. It's gonna be a great summer car. fo sho'

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Douglas writes:
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Fun to drive.  Cargo room.  Nice turbo; decent mileage.

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Build quality.  Torque steer (if you are not expecting it).

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Crude But Effective. Fun To Drive (five-speed). — Daytona Turbo CS, 5-speed It was not well-built, and lots of things broke over the 7½ years I had it, but it never stranded me, even when the transmission lost the use of some gears. For its time, acceleration and handling were strong, yet it was easy on gas if you weren't on the turbo a lot. The five-speed was a bit clunky at times. Chrysler couldn't be bothered to engineer a proper handbrake, so the car had four pedals on the floor. Dumb, but then again, most people bought automatics (even dumber). The seats were comfortable and held you in place in spirited driving. Hard launches required a good hold on the steering wheel to deal with the torque steer, even though the car had equal length halfshafts. My car was cursed from the day it rolled off the line - on a Friday afternoon. You know what people say about Monday and Friday cars. On top of that, it was signed off the line on April 1. Only months into owning it, it suffered thousands of dollars of hail damage. The aftermarket paint job was not very good, so the color faded. Tire wear was light, and I certainly enjoyed Driving the car. I would be remiss if I did not point out that the only time I ever had to add oil between changes was when one mechanic forgot to tighten the oil pan bolt. By the time the oil level started to get down, it was time for an oil change. The hatch was huge, especially with the rear seats (which were really parcel shelves at best) down. I was always amazed at what I could stuff back there, especially when I was moving. I think this car had the best sounding four cylinder engine exhaust burble that I have ever heard.

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Joshua writes:
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Rare and an intriging cool factor

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I like money, so did the Daytona

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She Can Smell Your Wallet — The performance of this car was held back by its own wieght. I had a bit of a problem with this car, cause it could smell my paycheck. The repairs on this one car over shadows all the repairs made on the rest of my past cars. And I have had a few. It did have a style all it own though, and I rarely see any anymore.

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Fast and sexy

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Automatic

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1986 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z — White w/ ground effects, I thought it was a beautiful car, and it was pretty damn fast too, for a 3 speed auto. 2.2 turbo 16 valve.

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Matt writes:
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Nice looking, faster than a standard 4 cyl, good on gas

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does not handle well on 17 inch tires, inside is a little on the tight side

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The First Fwd North American Sports Car — Fast for its time (8.5 0-60mph compared to 8.72 for a 1986 porche 944) this car still turns heads for a 1986

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1993 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Great For Enthusiasts, But I Wouldn't Recommend It To Anybody Because Of The Difficulty To Get Parts By Jordan

Quick little car. Grips the road awesomely. Has needed minor things here and there. Looks aggressive outside but pretty basic, yet nice, inside. Milage of about 14MPG off the lot city and 18MPG highwa... Read More

Daytona By Mike

great car, quick, i love this car, its loud and can handle its own, lots of miles but still has a lot of balls left, very fun to drive and hasnt shown me many problems yet, love dodge, mopar baby Read More

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1992 Dodge Daytona Reviews

I've Owned It For 13 Years So Far And Will Keep Going Until The Wheels Fall Off. By Steven

I have owned this car for 13 years. I bought it when I was 19 and making bi-weekly 400 mile trips to see my girlfriend. I'd be lying if I didn't say the 140 mph speedometer didn't intrigue me as a k... Read More

Good First Time Car. By Sara

I loved my little blue car, Sammy, god rest him. I had five people besides my self packed into that thing that one fourth of july it was hilarious... It was so much fun to drive but had small issues l... Read More

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1991 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Fiesty By Ridin_Dirty

I love this car! I take it out when I want to race. It beats most cars and trucks off the line. Made a couple updates to the interior for a bit more flash and it turns heads. I'll keep this car till t... Read More

Sporty Little Car I Bought For $300.00 Dollors. By Bobby

The overall look and handling of the car was good brakes are dinomite its got god gas mileage no knocking good front leg room no cup holders small ash tray booming stereo poor rear leg and head room ... Read More

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1990 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Nice Outside, Engine Disappoints. By Bow_Win

It was a great first car for me for the $1000 I paid but would of liked more out of it. The trans went bad and he gauges were beginning to go bad. Gas wasn't too bad would of liked better. Car was qui... Read More

Overall, I Love My Daytona And Would Not Trade Her For Anything! By Angie

I've owned this car for 12 yrs. I'll admit, it's cost me a lot to keep her running but part of this was because the previous owners ran her hard and did not take care of her as I do. I just had her re... Read More

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1989 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Hot Little Shiny Unit, Named It The Dolly D. By Mollie

Bought my Daytona 3 days ago it came home for a great price tag. The red paint needed waxing, have started with a few minor repairs. I am the 2nd owner, and was well loved and maintained. I would lov... Read More

I Should Have Dropped A Hemi In It. By Norm

Dodge had paint issues...in other words, the paint peeled off. On the upside, this was my wife's car so I got it for free. About a year later, the headliner came down. I found a place to fix it for $1... Read More

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