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Old 02-03-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Should a newbie get involved witha 1990 Dodge Fiesta XRT?

Hi gang!
I'm new to the boards and to the RV world in general. I'm looking at buying a low milage Dodge Fiesta but haven't been able to find a lot of info on it. I take it that they are no longer made. The unit is in good shape but I have to admit what scares me is the gas mileage. It doesn't have overdrive and I believe it has a carb and not fuel injection (can anyone confirm that?) Other than mileage is there anything else I should be sure to look at on this model? Any known problem or defects that I should make sure of before I put my cash down?
Thanx in advance for the advice and help.

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Old 02-03-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Mr. Wizard!

Look like you could expect from 9mpg to 14mpg according to this link:

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymake/Dodge1990.shtml

It depends on the motor size. An RV conversion will get a little less because of the extra height and weight.

As with any older vehicle:
Tires (if more than 5 years old), fluids, filters, belts, hoses, plugs etc. might all need changing. Brakes should be checked.

If it has really low mileage it can indicate:

1. the odometer has gone around and it starting again
2. the previous owner (owners) really didnít like to drive it.

Hopefully some other members here will have some advice for you.
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