1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible 2.5 L from North America
Fun, good running, inexpensive dependable little car
Electric window motors replaced.
Needed to rebuild the transmission @ 90000 miles.
Stuck butterfly valve in the throttle.
Normal mechanical needs: shocks, muffler, exhaust, tires, etc.
Replaced the front speakers.
Has been very dependable and reliant; always fires right up.
For a 4 cylinder, the car has adequate pick up and sufficient high end.
Solid and responsive handling.
Runs well and economic to maintain and run.
Convertible leaks only very little in heavy rain, carwash or going uphill.
Car looks good with top or down, can be considered the successor to the Darts/Valients of the 1960's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2001
15th Jan 2004, 08:34
Any car with 90,000 miles will have transmission problems, you should be greatful it lasted that long and quit your complaining.
3rd Apr 2005, 22:02
I didn't think it sounded like he was complaining. He was just stating what he had done to the car. It's not necessarily true that a car will lose a trans by 90K either. I've had quite a few that never lost trans. or clutch. It's all in how you drive it and maintain it. These are a tough little car, and (besides a weak head gasket) very reliable as well.