by bzieba on Sep 12, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES 2dr Hatchback
3rd shadow we have owned. nice car but watch out after you hit 100m plus miles, start your euology. These are what we call "throw away cars", after 10-12 years throw em in the junk yard. They will start to fall apart. Mechanically, body and hardware. Actually one is still going pretty good with 135m miles on it, the other two are done. Transmissions seem to be first, then cooling systems go haywire, and the usual minor repairs but will nickel and dime you . Gas mileage is allright, nothing to shout about though, ride is well, a ride in a small car, what do you expect. A pretty basic car, good for the high schooler or college transportation, not a family car though.
by fgdt on Jan 10, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES 2dr Hatchback
I've had to replace the altenator
twice, I've replaced the battery
numerous times. The clutch now needs
to be fixed. The paint is chipping
severly and the body is rusting. There
is a leak in the roof when it rains.
The sunroof wheezes when the car is
driven. I've replaced both doors
because they fell off the hinges. I've
had to replace the water pump and
numerous belts. This car is not
reliable. Every time I got into it I
worried about how far it would actually
take me. I would not recommend that
anyone who is mechanically inclined
purchase this vehicle. If you like
fixer-uppers and know a lot about cars
this car is for you.
by Tomcat on Nov 7, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES 2dr Hatchback
I bought a '93 ES 2 door hatchback for
my daughter from a dealer friend of
mine who took it on trade from the
original owner. This was going to be
her first car and of course my main way
of thinking was to have something
reliable for her so I didn't recieve
calls about breakdowns. I have known
several people that had these and I
never heard a complaint. Her car has
every option except the sunroof and it
all still works perfectly. It runs
like a top and I never hear a word from
her. I wonder where she's
at . . . . . .
by Revman on Apr 17, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES 2dr Hatchback
I bought this car new in 1993 and it
cost around $11,500. Tell me where
you can get a new car today for that
kind of money that has 170 lb. ft. of
torque availible as soon as you put
your foot on the gas. It handled
pretty well also. The hatch back
great, even though it doesn't look like
a hatch, and the rear seats folded
down. The brakes could be a lot better
to match the engines performance.
When things did go wrong, they were
minor and inexpensive. After 8 years
of owning it I bought a new car, but I
would do it over again if I could.
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