1992 Dodge Shadow Base 2.2L SOHC from North America
Stick with Honda, trust me!
Engine: head needed replacement at 74000 miles.
Cat converter pipe: replaced and needs replacing again.
I have owned a Ford and a Honda and this is the worst car I have owned. It has no power (four cylinder, three speed auto, my Civic '93 LX has better pickup 1.6L auto).
It looks ugly.
It idles rough and stalls every time you turn at parking lot speeds.
The interior room sucks (hatchback?) and when you turn it feels like it going to tip over (the Civic handles much better.)
I would wish this car on my worst enemy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th March, 2001
28th Apr 2001, 21:39
I don't know if anyone realizes this, but these cars were not built for performance. If you wanted performance from one of these cars you went with the 3.o V-6 in an ES or you got one of the special ones that Carrol Shelby got his hands on; the CSX. They are strictly point A to point B cars. There are some inexpensive mods that you can do to get better performance out of the stock 2.2 and 2.5. As far as comparing it to the Civic, it weighs aprox. 800# less than a Shadow. If you can shave weight, you will always perform better.