Like most dodges, the engine was great,
but the body was crap. It started to
fall apart as soon as I got it. Clear
coat coming off, liners coming down.
BUT, the engine ran and ran. It saved
us so much money to drive it into the
ground. Hard city driving and long
family visit roadtrips. Overall I
definitely got my money out of it.
1991 Dodge Shadow Hatchback ES Turbo 4dr Hatchback
I bought the car with 46K and now it's
at 110k. It's traveled from Seattle to
Wisconsin and now to Florida to live.
This car has been a great companion.
I've used it for my paper route as well
as personal use and all my kids learned
to drive in it. I've had to replace
the radiator, brakes (2 times) and have
the a/c fixed and of course new tires.
But its been a great car.
The upgraded interior is comfortable
with the lumbar support. The stereo
system is super.
The transmission leaked from the moment
I got this car. The doors are poorly
designed so that you can hear too much
wind noise ans the seals around the
doors slide so water leaks in. I got
the car with only 56,000 miles on it
but it was terrible from day 1. Stay
away from this car. The hatchback
wouldn't even stay up because the
hydrolic arms were cheap.
At 150K, this car runs like a Tiger!
The 2.2 litter four-cylinder engine
averages 25-city/30-highway mileage
per gallon. The two misgiving on this
vehicle are the air-conditioning and
0to 40 miles takeoff speed. The air-
condition compressor and high-pressure
side hoses need major design
Accelerator pedal- hard to reach
My 91 shadow american is the best car
for a family. Its not made to 'get up
and go' like a sports car but a family
thats looking for a reliable car that
goes and goes, this is it. The only
thing replaced in this car was the fuel
pump. Everything else has been perfect.
My car doesnt have power windows,
cruise and all that. What it does have
is quality and dependablity. Thats what
makes it a great car. Two car seats in
back fit fine. The kids enjoy riding in
Smooth ride. Roomy enough for family of
four. Seats are comfortable.