Used 1994 Dodge Shadow

1994 Dodge Shadow
List Price Estimate
$779 - $1,840

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1994 Highlights

Four-door hatchback production stops midyear. Front passengers are now restrained by motorized seatbelt to comply with federal regulations. Air conditioning runs on CFC-free coolant this year.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1994 Dodge Shadow.

5 star reviews: 38%
4 star reviews: 48%
3 star reviews: 10%
2 star reviews: 4%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.2 stars based on 29 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

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  • seats
  • maintenance & parts
  • climate control
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Most helpful consumer reviews

4.125 out of 5 stars, Race

I bought this car already torn down, i am using this car to race at a circle track. The car is completely stock no improvements. It is very fast (won the first and only race so far) I race against people who put 2 grand into the car with performance stuff i bought the car for $450 and have put about $250 into it but that is expected with a race car. Only thing I've had to replace was rack and pinion and a starter(plugs and wires)

4 out of 5 stars, Fantastic Little Car.
ES 4dr Hatchback

My Grandmother left me this car when she passed away in 2012. She had bought the car when it was next to new. All through the years, I took care of the cosmetic maintenance and oil changes. That was pretty much all this car ever needed. It is great on gas and has never left either one of us stranded. It has carried us wherever we needed to go. The only major fix was a bad head gasket in 2010. The air conditioner is freezing cold. It has never leaked or used any fluids. It is only driven in the spring, summer, and fall now. I would love to have another one as a daily driver. Unfortunately, these cars did not withstand the years of salt around here. They are few and far between now. The car still turns many heads and receives compliments from the people who remember them. *2019 update* - Still have all good things to say about this car. It just keeps going and going. Brakes, tires, blower motor resistor, and A/C compressor are the only expenses I had in the past 7 years.

3.5 out of 5 stars, A good little car

I am the 2nd owner on the car, it had been a rental car for a year prior. We have put over 80,000 miles ourselves on the car. Used as primary family car from 20,000 miles to 98,000 miles, now my commutter car. No major complaints-- although regular maintenance is getting quite expensive-- I spend about $1000 about every 18 months in the last few years at the dealership making sure it is in top-quality condition.

4.625 out of 5 stars, Great car!

Excellent and reliable car. Only problems I have had come directly from previous owner (a/c was damaged from a shop it was taken to for a recharge). Oxygen sensor has gone bad, but easily fixed. The car is fun to drive, has an excellent amount of power for a 4cyl... Can even burn some rubber (front wheel drive as well). Handling and breaking is awesome. Overall, it drives like a higher-end car. Interior is roomy, and easily accesable and easy to store (hatchback makes it a whole lot bigger to play with). Only thing I wish was that it came with a center arm-rest :D

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Features & Specs

2dr Hatchback features & specs
2dr Hatchback
MPG 23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
93 hp @ 4800 rpm

ES 2dr Hatchback features & specs
ES 2dr Hatchback
MPG 21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
100 hp @ 4800 rpm

ES 4dr Hatchback features & specs
ES 4dr Hatchback
MPG 21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
100 hp @ 4800 rpm

4dr Hatchback features & specs
4dr Hatchback
MPG 23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
93 hp @ 4800 rpm

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IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Dodge Shadow a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1994 Shadow both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Dodge Shadow fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Shadow gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg to 25 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Shadow ranges from 13.1 to 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Dodge Shadow. Learn more

Is the Dodge Shadow reliable?

To determine whether the Dodge Shadow is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Shadow. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Shadow's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 1994 Dodge Shadow a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 1994 Dodge Shadow is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 1994 Shadow is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 1994 Dodge Shadow?

The least-expensive 1994 Dodge Shadow is the 1994 Dodge Shadow 4dr Hatchback. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

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    What are the different models of Dodge Shadow?

    If you're interested in the Dodge Shadow, the next question is, which Shadow model is right for you? Shadow variants include 2dr Hatchback, ES 2dr Hatchback, ES 4dr Hatchback, and 4dr Hatchback. For a full list of Shadow models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    Used 1994 Dodge Shadow Overview

    The Used 1994 Dodge Shadow is offered in the following submodels: Shadow Hatchback. Available styles include 2dr Hatchback, ES 2dr Hatchback, ES 4dr Hatchback, and 4dr Hatchback.

    What do people think of the 1994 Dodge Shadow?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1994 Dodge Shadow and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1994 Shadow 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1994 Shadow.

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