1993 Dodge Shadow Reviews - Page 5 of 9

1993 Dodge Shadow ES Convertible 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carDodge Dart

Summary:

Affordable, fast and fun!

Faults:

New tires at 40,000 miles.

Seam in top resown at 40,000 miles.

General Comments:

I lived in the mountains when I owned this car, and it was the perfect car for weekend getaways. Just enough room for me and a friend as well as our luggage, with enough more than power to get up the hills . I also took it on several long trips, and it was very comfortable and reliable. The backseat was big enough for all but the largest person. The 3.0 V6 was a great running engine, and I had no problems with it. It was fun, fun, fun! I wish I did have to sell it a few years ago, and I plan on getting another one next year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2003

1993 Dodge Shadow 2 door from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired121160 miles
Most recent distance121186 miles

Summary:

You won't find a better car for the price!

Faults:

- Paint is chipping off in places.

- Head gasket is a little leaky.

- FM radio does not work.

- Tires are almost bald.

- There's a Jesus fish on the back.

General Comments:

Despite a few minor inconveniences from the previous owner, this car runs like a dream! I was amazed as to how well it ran after ten years when I test drove it. It has wonderful acceleration, much more power than you would expect for a car of that size. It is a great car for any purpose, and defiantly makes a GREAT first car. Dodges are easy and cheap to repair, not that I foresee any major problems going with this little beauty. If you are in the market for a great, reliable car, check it out, you will not be disappointed. Buy this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2003

6th Aug 2003, 13:43

Author's "edit":

Two more minor things have gone wrong since I got it. The interior lights stopped working so I can't drive it at night until I can get that fixed.. probably just a fuse bug.. and the transmission is a little jittery.. it probably just needs more transmission fluid. None-the-less I love my car!

1993 Dodge Shadow Base 2.5 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired121220 miles
Most recent distance125470 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

A reliable commuter car that is surprisinglyfun to drive

Faults:

Transmission went 2 weeks after purchase.

Front Brakes.

Fuel Tank.

MAP Sensor.

Throttle Position Sensor.

Hatch Struts.

Cooling Fan Motor.

Battery.

General Comments:

Great car for $300.

I have replaced many things, but It's just because that is the way I am about cars. I try to keep my car as close to perfect as possible.

The seats are so comfortable for a base model car.

The rear folding seat is very handy also.

The bin in the dash Holds my cell Phone perfectly.

The motor still has enough power to accelerate going up a hill.

The parts are So cheap it's unbelievable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2003

1993 Dodge Shadow ES 3.0 Dual overhead cams from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Dual overhead cams Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

0-60 in 6.1 seconds my butt, more like 5.4

Faults:

I replaced the front brake pads and rotors when I bought the car.

Not impressed by the stock sound system.

General Comments:

This car is tops in it's class.

I took my shadow to the local short track for spectator drags and toasted a 6-cylinder Beretta driven by a veteran race car driver.

At almost 150,000 miles, I could not have dreamed for better performance out of such a cheap car.

I love the car the way it is, but I really want a true hot rod. My dad has almost talked me into putting the body onto an old Camaro frame and then dropping a Chevy 350 into it.

I'm still not sure it's possible, but we'll find out soon enough I suppose.

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

Review Date: 13th July, 2003

1993 Dodge Shadow ES 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carMercury Topaz

Summary:

Very reliable car to get you to and from work

Faults:

Just replaced original exhaust this year.

Shocks replaced in 1998.

Windshield cracked during an icestorm, replaced this year.

Paint is peeling horribly all over.

Radio stopped working in 2000, haven't replaced it yet.. no need to.

Ball joints need to be replaced this year.

All new brakes were put on every two years.

General Comments:

Overall, great car. low expense. great on gas. general upkeep low cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2003

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