Very little. TPS sensor, O2 sensor, ignition coil..
America model can be upgraded with parts from luxury models.
Diagnose with ignition key, on-off 3 times then on. Codes blink on power loss lamp.
Replace rubber $23 timing belt every 60K miles.
No problems with this one, but head gaskets can fail usually between 115 and 130K.
Valve cover gasket may leak oil.
5 speed works well. Could even handle a higher top end 6th gear.
I have had several. Very reliable, avg 26-29 mpg.
Easy to fix, you can rebuild the motor in the car if need be.
Roomy for tall drivers.
If the car lurches when shifting, install a TPS sensor.
Cheap car that makes super commuter.
I have had a few of these cars. Parts are cheap and interchange well. Easiest car to work on I ever had, with the exception being the starter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st December, 2005
1992 Dodge Shadow ES 3.0 V6 from North America
A inexpensive reliable pocket rocket
No problems. Just regular maintenance. I am very diligent about pampering my 3.0 liter v6.
The 3.0 liter v6 in the Dodge Shadow was made by Mitsubishi. It's a very reliable and powerful engine that can run a lifetime. But; remember to do the maintenance on it as the manual specifies. This engine is very picky about maintenance. I have done the regular maintenance stuff myself. The car is super reliable. No problems and very quick acceleration. A true sleeper car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2005
5th Feb 2006, 11:39
I am so glad to hear that someone else loves their 92 Shadow as much as I love mine... so far I have not noticed that anyone has mentioned that the 3 litre version of the 92 Dodge Shadow is a rare item... I have a letter from Windsor stating that there were only 88 3 litre convertibles and 87 3 litre coupes made for this year... it was an option that was available to dealerships in February 1992.