The first Chrysler K-cars, specifically the Dodge Aries, were a success and when it is time for them to be replaced, Chrysler planned to use a similar body platform. In 1989, Chrysler introduced its Extended K (EK) platform in the form of two cars, the Dodge Spirit and the Plymouth Acclaim. Both shares the same platform used by the Dodge Aries, although a bit longer this time.
The Dodge Spirit is a compact, traditional 4-door sedan that provided America a reliable transportation from 1986 to 1995. It is almost similar to the Plymouth Acclaim except for a few body and exterior designs and characteristics. Although the Plymouth Acclaim offers a more comfortable and reliable ride, the Dodge Spirit offers a firmer ride and better handling capability.
There are a variety of engine options available for the Dodge Spirit, or rather a variety of variations of a few engines. The base engine is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine which was basically a variation of the 2.2 liter engine used on earlier K-cars. A turbocharged version of the 2.5 liter engine was also available and later a turbo version of the 2.2 liter engine was introduced. The car may also be equipped with the optional Mitsubishi 3.0 liter V6 engine.
Year by year changes for the Dodge Spirit were few, except for the first few years. A limited-edition Dodge Spirit R/T was also sold for two years from 1991 to 1992. The turbocharged versions of the different engine types were dropped in 1993 and in 1995, the Dodge Spirit came with only a few options.
The Dodge Spirit is a practical and capable car even with the basic engine options. With the bigger engines and the turbocharged versions, the Dodge Spirit proves to be fast and competitive. Its large size and roomy interior makes it a practical and capable family sedan.
The Dodge Spirit is a reliable sedan so if you own one, we're sure that you won't have any major problems with it. You may, however, want to improve its performance by installing larger engines or better wheels and tires on it. If you need any Dodge Spirit part so that you can boost the performance of your Dodge Spirit, then Parts Train is the best place in the net that you should visit. Here at Parts Train, we have a complete selection of high quality Dodge Spirit parts that will make your car fast and roaring with power.