1984 Dodge Daytona Review
Love It! — I bought this car used with 80,000 miles on it. It's in great shape, although it needs paint. I always wanted this model. I owned a base N/A Daytona in 1984. It's a real trip. It has it's problems. Expect to replace the head gasket around 80,000 miles. It had a bad transmission seal at the driveshaft and needed a new wastegate. I added the off road ECM and upped the HP to around 160. I plan on upping the boost with a grainger valve to 12 psi. I should be around 175+ HP. Love my Daytona. Omly 5,000 of this model produced in 1984.
Pros: Easy to work on. Easy to mod. Parts still available. Looks great. Excellent gas mileage. Turns heads.
Cons: Some chincy interior panels. No interest to collectors.
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Great For Enthusiasts, But I Wouldn't Recommend It To Anybody Because Of The Difficulty To Get Parts
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I've Owned It For 13 Years So Far And Will Keep Going Until The Wheels Fall Off.
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.
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
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.
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
Nice Outside, Engine Disappoints.
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!
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
Hot Little Shiny Unit, Named It The Dolly D.
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.
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