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.
Powerful 3.0 V6, very nimble, great
vehicle for rain or snow (heavy front
end), satisfactory interior space.
Questionable reliability of aluminum
head, boring interior design, poor
adhesive on ceiling cloth.
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.
I love the engine, they don't make many
cars like this anymore, plus it still
gets 22 mpg. The I love the
moonroof and the powerful heater (great
for the cold wisco winters).
Working air conditioning is hard to
come by nowadays, also the belt has a
habit of going about every 20,000 miles
creating a evil squealing noise that
requires a $50 repair
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.
I liked the get up and go of the car,
enough to feel sporty, but not enough
to kill us.
Paint on roof and hood is pealing,
needs a new head gasket, and probably a
new belt. had to buy a water pump at
130,000 miles. Engine makes a noise but
that might just be the head gasket.