Talk:Dodge Dynasty

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In order to be considered a full-size vehicle a car must feature a wheelbase exceeding 110 in. I seriously doubt that the Dynasty qualifies as a full-size vehicles, as this would put the Dynasty in the same class with significantly larger vehicles such as the 7-Series, Crown Victoria, or Grand Marquis. I think the "Mid-size" classification would be more appropriate. Regards, Signaturebrendel 05:58, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Well sure enough, the EPA classifies the Dynasty as a mid-size. I'll go ahead and change it. --ApolloBoy 01:02, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

3 Speed mated to 3.3L?[edit]

In the article it is mentioned that the 3.3L V6 was only available with the 4-speed automatic. However, I am the owner of a 1991 Dodge Dynasty with the 3.3L V6 and the 3-speed automatic. It has 59,000 miles and no signs of any transmission problems, though it has been sitting idle for a long time.

Are you sure you've got a 3-speed? If your transmission display has a "3" on it, then you've got a 4-speed. AFAIK, Chrysler only used the A670 for the Dynasty until the A604 came out for 1989.

I am fairly sure that my car does not have the 4-speed. There is no "3" on the gear display and it does not have the overdrive indicator. Also, I am sure the engine is a 3.3 because I recently had to replace a spark plug coil pack on it, and the coil pack was not part of the 3.0L. If indeed I do have this pairing, my car is a true anomaly since several sites including Allpar state that the 3.3 was ONLY compatible with the A604. This is truly strange.

It is entirely possible your car has had the instrument cluster replaced with one from a 3.0L or 2.5L Dynasty. Best way to know for sure is look at the transmission pan...
Rectangular, two sides noticeable longer than the other two, it's a 3-speed A413/A670. (photo) http://webbcon.com/patio/images/transpans/670pan.jpg
More square, side the same length but one is "bent", it's a 4-speed A604. (photo) http://webbcon.com/patio/images/transpans/604pan.jpg
I hope this clears that up. EPA Fuel Economy website only shows 4-speed automatics with either V6, all years 1989 to 1993. I have never seen a 3-speed behind a V6 in a Dynasty, minivans or Spirits/Acclaims sure, but never a Dynasty. 1988 models could have a 3.0 V6 and the 3-speed, that's it. From 1989 on, the overdrive was a mandatory option when the V6 was ordered. By the time the 3.3L engine came around in 1990 models, it was designed only for use with the 4-speed. Same goes for the larger 3.8L engine in the minivans, 4-speeds only. Check those raw text files on the EPA fuel economy website and you'll see, the '88's are the only year a 3-speed could be had behind a V6.
I don't want to be a bother here but I've owned four of these vehicles. '89 4-cylinder, '92 3.3L, '93 3.0L, and '93 3.3L. I've driven dozens more and looked at hundreds in junkyards and on used car lots. True, I may not have seen them all, but I've seen enough to know better.Alanmoore78 (talk) 05:47, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Dynasty marketed in Mexico?[edit]

Nope, as far as I recall, this car was never marketed in Mexico. Closest cars to this one were the New Yorker and the LeBaron. Aside from the K cars from back then (Dart K, Volare, etc.). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.33.166.40 (talk) 01:36, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

I have to argue somewhere, that the Dynasty was not replaced by the Stratus. The Stratus, Breeze, and Cirrus "cloud" cars replaced the compact Dodge Spirit, Plymouth Acclaim, and 4-door Chrysler LeBaron models. The Intrepid replaced the Dynasty in all markets, USA included. This is evidenced by the Concorde replacing the standard New Yorker (the Salon), the New Yorker replacing the New Yorker Landau, and the LHS replacing the New Yorker Fifth Avenue. The LH platform was specifically designed to replace the AC platform. The Stratus was designed as, became and was sold as a compact, one step up from the Neon. The Intrepid was the mid-size (although classified full-size for interior volume) to be a step above those. If I'm wrong, then why was the 3.3L engine, most popular in the Dynasty, sold as the base engine for the Intrepid in 1993-1997? Are Stratus models available with 6-passenger seating? Intrepids were. Price difference isn't the problem here, it's size and market class. The Dynasty replaced the 600. The Intrepid replaced the Dynasty. Simple. Alanmoore78 (talk) 05:35, 25 August 2011 (UTC)