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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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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 kid, and I've been close to pegging it a time or two. It is still fun for me to drive, even if its performance values are not comparable to cars made today. The one that is very relevant is fuel economy; this 3.0 L 5 speed car will get 35 mpg on the highway (at 65 mph). I recently drove a hybrid on a road trip that averaged 38 mpg. It has had its drawbacks...the car has always had an overheating problem whenever I have the ac on. I have created other problems (and learned more about auto repair in the process) of chasing this problem down. But, aside from these problems the only other work (preventative maintenance excluded) I've done to it is 1) A new ECU 2) A new BCM 3) Oxygen Sensor 4) Rear axle end (bad bearing burned into axle end) 5)Tires. It is overdue for some new shocks/struts.

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

Pros: While it will never be considered a hot rod this little car is a joy to drive and will get you where you need to go in the process.

Cons: I sure would like to cruise around with the air conditioner on for more than 10 minutes

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr IROC Hatchback Review
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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 like over heating...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fast, sleek

Cons: over heated, no air conditioning and hard to find parts for

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr IROC R/T Turbo Hatchback Review
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A Fun Car To Drive That Literally No One Knows About. — Performance: 14.2 sec 1/4 mile from the factory Build Quality: It rides rough, rattles, and squeaks. Who cares? Turn the music up or drive faster Appearance: Power leather seats, sunroof, fog lights, ground effects and hatch style leave people unfamiliar with the car thinking it's a Fox body mustang. Cost of Ownership: 25-30mpg. It gets driven about 2000 miles a year, so it doesn't require a whole lot of maintenance. Fun Factor: A great car to drive around and cruise in. Has an exhaust note that sounds like no other car.

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

Pros: Rarity: They made less than 500 of these in 92 & 93.

Cons: Mostly the other people who own them and don't know how to work on them.

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Looked Cool At The Time, But Wasn't The Best Car In The World. — Looked slick with its sleek design and awesome rear "spoiler," but the engine was weak and seemed to enjoy blowing head gaskets. The turn signal never worked when you wanted it to, either, and the rear seats may as well have been torn out. The ride was stiff and creaky, but the car did get me around for a couple of years.

Pros: Looked cool back in the day, great gas mileage (up to 32 MPG highway), manual transmission was fun.

Cons: Lots of electrical problems, crappy ride and handling, no power.

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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Suprising Performance For A Front Driver. — When the Dodge Daytona first hit the scene, it was the first entirely CAD designed car in the world. Built to compete with the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang in the early 80's, it put out the same amount of power and torque out of turbo 4 cylinders but saved fuel, and looked better. In 1990 Dodge started using the 6G72 Mitsubishi SOHC 3.0L V6 under the hood of the Daytona. Coupled with the A543 5 Speed Manual, the car was a force to be wreckoned with. The engine and manual transmission were virtually bulletproof, and most Daytona interiors are very plush, and exteriors stand up to the elements very well. The car even has a 5 star NHSTA front crash rating. Mine went to 312,000km before I sold it, and it sold for $3400! A great car for reliable transportation and for a little performance.

Pros: Strong performing engine and manual transmission, great handling, front wheel drive, fuel economy, plush interior.

Cons: Poor electrical wiring, poor transmission performance from automatic.

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr IROC Hatchback Review
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Vestigial Remains Of Chrysler's Fading Sports Car Glory... — The Dodge Daytona/Chrysler Laser was an attempt by Chrysler to keep up its performance image in the late 80s and early 90s while making a car that fell well short of the glory days of the Barracuda, Charger, and Challenger. The small, lightweight 2-door hatchback seems to ride the fence between performance and economy. While the base models featured the same engines as Chrysler's rank and file economy sedans, the later Mitsubishi "Cyclone" V6 and Chrysler Turbo engines proved worthy opponents for Ford's Mustang and GM's Camaro/Firebird. While it won't set any records at the track, the Daytona's rarity and unique style make it an integral part of Chrysler's sports car legacy.

Pros: MP-EFI SOHC 3.0L V6

Cons: FWD, Automatic Transmission

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr IROC R/T Turbo Hatchback Review
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His Car Is My 2 Favorite Car — it has 35 mpg they come with 200 hp with turbo standard 5 speeds,no turbo 175 hp,its a v6 5 speed turbo 2 doors,the best one to own,92 or 91 are the better cars,93 s,look ugly and 94 s,but under 91 s ,no air bags ,the 80 s, ones are more ugly looking never buy one of them bad deal the best it 91 and 92.

Pros: it has turbo

Cons: its to fast

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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1992 Dodge Daytona Es — i have a dodge daytona with a 2.8L, 4 cyl with stage 4 turbo and a stage 2 clutch kit. thiis car hauls ive got it to 144 and i slowed down. these cars are great.

Owner for 2 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

Pros: they are fast and good gas mileage.

Cons: they arent good in snow they spin all the time

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1992 Dodge Daytona 2 Dr IROC R/T Turbo Hatchback Review
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Awesome Car — This was one of only 168 Shelby's made in 1992 Loaded except leather 2.5 turbo with 5 speed 226hp Ran 14.8ET at the track on winter tires

Pros: Very Fun car to drive, Handled like it was on a rail and could stop on a dime

Cons: Not much of a family car

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

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

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

1988 Dodge Daytona Reviews

1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z By Anders

Shelby Z version Loved this car. With modded ECU I could keep up with Mustang 5.0s of the time. Performance - front wheel drive, 2.2L I-4 Intercooled Turbo. Averaged 30+ MPG on one trip with an aver... Read More

My Custom 1988 Daytona By Jonathan

Originally: Non-intercooled 8-valve turbo, 3-speed automatic Current engine: 2.4L DOHC Turbo The engine is originally from a 1998 Stratus. Upgraded with SRT-4 pistons, rings, rods, bottom end bearin... Read More

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