I see many Dodge Daytonas at high-turnover junkyards, even 20-25 years after the last of the crypto-K-body examples rolled off the line. This means that many of these cars lasted much longer than anyone expected. Here’s my latest find, a 1990 Daytona ES Turbo.
The base ’90 Daytona listed at $9,795, but nobody actually paid that. Here we see the magic of rebates in action.
Chrysler said the ES Turbo cost $12,895, but I’m pretty sure that this one sold for considerably less.
These things were actually quite fast, even by today’s standards. The turbocharged 150-horsepower 2.5 liter engine was pretty potent in a 2,600-pound car.
Why don’t hatchbacks have louvers these days? Bring back the louvers!