1993 Dodge Shadow Reviews - Page 2 of 9

1993 Dodge Shadow Base 2.2 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired106000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles

Summary:

Great reliable first car

Faults:

The head gasket just went at 121000.

The valve cover gasket went at about the same time. Had to replace it anyway when replacing the head gasket.

The right front wheel bearing is just starting to wine at 121000.

The paint is starting to chip on the hood and above the windshield.

Other than normal maintenance that's it.

General Comments:

This is a very reliable car.

This is a fast car for stock. First and second wind out a little to fast and fifth has no balls, but it tops out at about 115-120 mph.

I have had no real problems with this car. It gets about 23 miles to the gallon. The body is in great shape, other than the paint is starting to chip.

This is a great first car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2005

1993 Dodge Shadow 2.5 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance103200 miles

Summary:

It fits me and I have fun with it

Faults:

Convertible rear window fractured when outside temperatures were below freezing (ice was kicked up from passing truck).

Needs to warm up longer than normal during winter.

General Comments:

A very reliable car.

Convertible leaks slightly in heavy rain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2005

1993 Dodge Shadow ES Convertible 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

A lot of bang for your buck

Faults:

Replaced tension pulley (Belt slipped off) $175 with labor.

Replaced Windshield (rock from a dump truck hit it at about 120mph) not the car's fault.

Had to sew side seams of the roof.

Freon is running low on the A/C.

Tires will need replacement soon.

General Comments:

Overall this car is great I love it. Its sporty, Fast, still looks great the paint has held up, with frequent washing and waxing, the convertible is a great feature as well. It's a really nice car in short words. I'm sure it will get me through the rest of college and then some. I haven't had any serious problems with her. just your average tune ups and wear and tear that you find in any car...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2005

5th Jul 2005, 18:53

Anybody think its possible to put a 5.0 V8 or bigger into a 93 shadow es 3.0 v6?

5th Nov 2005, 22:27

I have a 1993 Dodge Shadow, It's the best car in the world. It is a 4 cyl. 2.2 litre. I always peel out in it, I like to do donuts on the rocks so it can peel out. It is a 4X4, and never gets stuck in the mud. I've had a few problems with the engine not supplying enough pressure to the crankshaft, so it wore the bearings a couple of times. Now I am having problems with the fuel pump, the engine shakes like crazy because it lacks fuel. Eddie.

1993 Dodge Shadow ES 2.5 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance177000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Faults:

Replaced Rear shocks 2005

Replace Rear springs 2005

Replaced original exhaust 2004

Replaced 2 motor mounts 2004

Replaced distributor 2003

Replaced timing belt 2002

Replaced water pump 2002

Replaced original radio and 2 front speakers in 2000

Repaired gas line leak in 1999

Air conditioning quit in 1999.

General Comments:

Body is shot. Great till about 2003 then paint peel and rusting become a major problem. Car is not pretty to look at, but the engine purrs like kitty.

Lots of the shakes and rattles, but interior is in good as new condition.

Love my shadow, this car owes me nothing and has never left me stranded! My Shadow still has plenty of get up and go!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th March, 2005

1993 Dodge Shadow Base 2.2L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance203000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Excellent, efficient, reliable fun, transportation!

Faults:

Replaced the valve cover gasket in it after driving it for 60,000kms, nothing new there. The cruise must have had a phantom in it, because it would turn itself off once in a while, but no concerns just hit resume and she takes off again on set speed. *Thinking* other wise awesome little car!

General Comments:

After having that 2 door Shadow, I have recently bought a 4 door version with the 2.5L Turbo, 5 speed! Great little car, goes like a jack rabbit, almost think it handles better than my 2 door did! My latest Shadow is an ES model and with 178,000kms on her and everything still works in the electrical department, really impressed. Either Chrysler built it to last OR this car is a testament to the last owner. (either of which I am very thankful for) P.S. Was a one owner car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 40 reviews