For any car buyer out there thinking about purchasing a Plymouth Sundance, DON’T
. Please save your hard earned money, this car isn’t worth it
. Being a broke, naïve 18 year old, I thought an $800 car sounded like a bargain. After test driving the car on a flat road, it seemed like a smooth ride and worth buying. It really isn’t; after owning the car for 1 year here are the problems I encountered
1) Car drives slow uphill (even when pressing hard on the acc. pedal)
2) Stuttering when on highway (Car bucks back and forth)
3) Catalytic Converter failed (cost me around $600 for a new one)
4) Tires are thin and are worn, which causes excessive hydroplaning on slick surfaces
5) The car literally stalled on a busy street, so I had to turn the car off and start it up again at a red light (I was scared and this is very dangerous).
6) My friend who is about 5’10 couldn’t sit in the back seat, his knees were driven into the actual seat (the leg room is pitiful).
7) I had to buy a new car battery and spark plugs after 6 months of purchasing the car because the spark plugs were worn and the battery voltage was low (the car barely started). This cost me an extra $200.
8) The high beam and low beam lights are indistinguishable, I don’t feel like investing any more money into my starting car, but new taillights and headlights should be purchased additionally.
9) The car comes equipped with an obsolete cassette player. I don’t think CD’s are even used much anymore.
10) If you care about the aesthetics of the car, it has a box look that is outdated. It’s not a particularly “pretty car”.
However, there are a few good attributes
to a Plymouth Sundance:
1) The fuel economy is good ranging from 23 to 27mpg highway and 20 to 25mpg city.
2) The car’s starting price is cheap, relatively speaking. I guarantee you’ll have to put work into the car to make it run smoothly.
3) The AC works well, even being a 22 year old car, it gets cool in a matter of 3 minutes or so on a scorching hot day. DON’T BUY A PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE, IT WON’T LAST YOU LONG BEFORE YOU’RE BEGGING FOR A NEW CAR.
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