Shelby CSX-VNT Reviews from North America

1989 Shelby CSX-VNT turbo IV

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission turbo IV Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance168572 miles

Summary:

A true domestic exotic

Faults:

A true domestic exotic, but finding capable dealers and mechanics who understand such an advanced turbo setup has been a challenge.

General Comments:

Violently fast on the street, and when in proper tune, a true 150 + mph vehicle. Oh did I mention the big block type power band? The Chrysler 4 cylinder has to be one of the most durable and versatile engine ever. This vehicle has unbelievable response and acceleration.

The VNT system is years ahead of its time, and when properly maintained, very reliable. Indeed, racers and manufacturers alike are just now starting to implement some of the technology used in this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2007

1989 Shelby CSX-VNT 2.2 vnt-turbo

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 vnt-turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carShelby CSX-VNT

Summary:

The fastest stock four cylinder ever, eats V8 for dinner

Faults:

When I first purchased the car it overheated frequently, this was due to a bad radiator,it's fixed now a runs like a beast.

Other than that the car has had no problems since I purchased it a about 2 years ago.

General Comments:

Cars is lightning fast.

Handles like a dream.

Turbo is very reliable and pumps out a tone of boost, 14 psi.

Cheap to run and worth a lot of money.

Collector car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2003

1989 Shelby CSX-VNT 2.2 VNT

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 VNT Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

A collectible pocket rocket that won't disappoint!

Faults:

Clutch was worn when I got it.

Power steering system was neglected by the previous owner, had P/S pump replaced.

Replaced driver side C/V shaft.

General Comments:

Great car for the money!

Handles unbelievably well.

Engine has gobs of torque all over the rev range.

Engine is smooth and solid, even after 13 years of use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2002

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews