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Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan

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Dodge Colt

The Dodge Colt was a subcompact car sold from the 1970s to 1994.


In 1991, there were three models -- the base and GL 2-door hatchbacks, and a Vista 4-door station wagon.


The Vista wagon was discontinued as of 1992, leaving behind just the 2-door hatchbacks.


A new 4-door sedan was introduced, also in base and GL models.


In the Dodge Colt's last model year, the lineup now consisted of a 2-door coupe and a 4-door sedan, both each in base and ES models.

Dodge Dakota

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Dodge Daytona


In the early 1990s, the Dodge Daytona was sold as Dodge's front-wheel-drive 2-door hatchback. There were four models -- base, ES, IROC and Shelby.


The Shelby was discontinued in 1992, and production for the 1992 model year was moved to Sterling Heights, Michigan. Replacing the Shelby was a new IROC R/T Turbo.


After the Daytona permanently ended production early in 1993, the car was replaced by the Dodge Avenger more than a year later.

Dodge Dynasty


Dodge's mid-size front-wheel-drive 4-door sedan was sold as the Dodge Dynasty. It was related to the Chrysler New Yorker. There were two models sold -- base and LE.


After 1993, the Dodge Dynasty ended production.

Dodge Monaco/Intrepid

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Dodge Ram (Pickup)

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Dodge Ram (Van)

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Dodge Shadow


Dodge's early compact car, the Shadow, was available as a 2-door convertible (ES and Highline), and 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks (America, ES and Highline).


The ES models were upgraded to contain 3.0-liter engines.


The America and Highline models were discontinued, and in their place were base versions of all three vehicles.


The convertible was removed from the lineup, leaving behind the base and ES 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks.

Dodge Spirit

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Dodge Stealth

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Dodge Viper

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Dodge Neon

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Dodge Avenger

The Avenger is Dodge’s version of the Chrysler Sebring 2-door sport coupe. While the Sebring accents luxury, the Dodge emphasizes sporty performance.

Avenger replaces the Dodge Daytona sport coupe, which was dropped a couple of years ago. It competes with the not-quite-identical Chrysler Sebring as well as the Eagle Talon, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Ford Probe, Mazda MX-6, Nissan 240SX and Toyota Celica compact sport coupes. It represents the entry-level of Dodge’s performance lineup, which also includes the Stealth and Viper. It’s aimed at the sport coupe buyer who wants comfort as well as style, spirited driving and affordability. The Avenger has more interior room than the average small sport coupe. Typical buyers are expected to be single or young couples without children.

Two models are available. The base model is powered by a Chrysler-built 140-horsepower 2.0-liter 16-valve dohc 4-cylinder engine. Standard transmission is a 5-speed manual. A 4-speed automatic is optional. The ES model is powered by a 155-horsepower 2.5-liter 24-valve sohc V6, mated to the automatic transmission. Standard equipment on both models includes 4-wheel independent suspension, dual airbags, speed-sensitive power steering, tinted glass, rear-window defroster, AM/FM stereo, tilt steering wheel, bucket seats, a center console and split folding rear seatbacks that lock in the upright position. ES models add standard AM/FM/cassette stereo, rear decklid spoiler, 16-in. tires and aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, floor mats, trunk cargo nets, cruise control and 4-wheel disc ABS.

Dodge Stratus

Chrysler Corporation's so-called "cloud cars" are the Dodge Stratus and the similar Chrysler Cirrus. Dodge's sporty version competes in the tough front-wheel drive compact sedan market with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Contour, Pontiac Grand Am and Toyota Camry. The Stratus is positioned right in the center of this market. It's the only sedan in the group to take advantage of Chrysler's "cab-forward" design, which allows more interior room and trunk space than most of its competitors.

Stratus will replace the aging Dodge Spirit/Plymouth Acclaim twins when they are discontinued at the end of this model year. It's also aimed at a customer who would ordinarily consider an import before a domestic car. To appeal to this "import-intender" customer, the design team focused on the five features these buyers said they look for, styling, packaging of comfort and convenience features, safety, dependability and a fun-to-drive feel.  The Stratus is a 5-passenger sedan with front bucket seats. It has the most rear-seat legroom and the largest trunk in its class. The trunk ha s a lockable pass-through, full-folding rear seats and a remote trunk release.

Two trim levels and three engines are available. Base engine is a 132-hp 2.0-liter sohc 16-valve 4-cylinder. In December, a 140-hp 2.4-liter dohc 16-valve Four will enter production. Top-of-the-line engine is a 164-hp 2.5-liter 24-valve sohc V6. A 5-speed manual transaxle is standard on the 2.0-liter engine. A 4-speed automatic comes with the 2.4-liter Four and 2.5-liter V6.