1992 Dodge Shadow 2.2 from North America
Never buy this kind of car, a lemon
I had to change the head, head gasket, bolt and all the seals.
I changed the thermostat.
I putted a new timing belt.
I changed the gas filter, and 3 relays.
The clutch broke down.
I had to change the brakes + drums.
The oxygen and map sensor malfunctioned.
If you want to spend all your money in your car, I can sell you mine.
It cost me more than twice in repairs than buying it (1500$ / 3500$CAN) ± (1000$ US / 2100$ US).
The trunk needs a stick to stay open.
Big leak in oil (2 pints a month).
It has a huge fuel consumption for a 4 cylinder. 35$CAN a week ±20$ US for 275 km.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th March, 2001
19th Jul 2001, 23:18
I thought my bad mileage was due to a stuck valve and no compression in #1 cylinder. When that was fixed (new heads, et al), the mileage was no better. What gives?
11th Dec 2002, 09:12
Well I can agree with the oil leak problem, because I had the problem myself. Replacing the rear main seal fixed the problem though (It was a $15 part).
As for your mileage, I could only see you spending that much if you had a fuel leak, someone's siphoning from your tank or you're paying $1.50 per litre. I spend $25 a week on gas (at 68.4 cents a litre) and I put over 400KM in that time.
20th Dec 2008, 12:31
My 1st Shad also had the oil problem. Turns out it was a seal. Once it was fixed it was tight as a drum and gave me no more oil problems. Also with the gas problem. I recommend checking and replacing the air, oil and fuel filters on it. Usually 1 of those if they are clogged will rob you of decent MPG. If that still does not help then check the fuel pump and line. Those parts seem to be a big culprit when you are being denied good gas mileage.