by lrhs54 on Sep 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES 4dr Hatchback
Bought this shadow brand new. It has
always been a suprisingly fast car. It
was driven pretty hard, lost the
tranny at 105k,
alternator and distributor cap @ 80k.
But it was in a serious wreck at 68000,
and it never seemed to run like it did
after being rebuilt. Now has 125k and
oil is creeping in to the plugs, making
for it to mix and misfire. I still
drive it every day, and if you put your
foot down it still moves pretty good.
But the gas mileage has lowered to
about 15-17mpg. Decent car for the
money. Love American vehicles and
believe in them despite this average
score from the Shadow.
by BLOND085 on May 3, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES 4dr Hatchback
I bought my Dodge Shadow ES with just
over 100,000 miles on it. I was
expecting the transmition to blow
(since it is a dodge and on its
original tranny) but at 135,000 miles
she's still shifting smooth. It has a
3.0 V6 Mitsubishi motor under the hood
and packs quite a bit of power. She is
amazingly quick, even with no mods. A
couple small problems have arose due to
her age and mileage, such as a leaky
trunk and a sticky door. I've had to
replace the motor mounts and the belt
tightener.This car is absolutly great,
it's quick, reliable, and comfortable
with surprising room.
by mamasplat on Feb 28, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES 4dr Hatchback
I bought this car used off of my
mother, and she bought it new off the
lot. This car as been so reliable, we
have used it to go far distances from
our home, and it has never left on the
side of the road. And we have 150,000
on it, and it is still going strong.
The engine makes a few noises (belt I
think) and I think it needs a new head
gasket. But for it lasting 10 years,
and never had a major problem, I like
the car, I would definetly by another
one if they were still around.
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