1993 Dodge Shadow Reviews - Page 7 of 9

1993 Dodge Shadow ES Convertible 2.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance123000 miles
Previous carSubaru Loyale

Summary:

A quick and nimble steal of a car

Faults:

There is some parts of the top that are tearing.

The headlight covers are absolutely awful! I can barely see the road in front of me when my low beams are on, and when my high beams are on it looks like everyone else's low beams/

Replacing the left front fender was a major hassle.

General Comments:

The Shadow ES is quite quick for its small size and engine.

Comfortable seats make for a smoother ride, and being a tall person, it has decent leg and head room.

Handles very well, especially turns.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2002

1993 Dodge Shadow 2 dr 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance200500 kilometres
Previous carDodge Daytona

Summary:

A great reliable bargin

Faults:

Well I broke the e-brake cable after pulling it up around a turn (my fault).

I lost the exhaust on a bumpy road while doing 140 km/h (my fault).

Oxygen sensor went for some unknown reason.

I went through a pair of tires in a weekend (my fault).

It started leaking oil after rally racing (my fault).

Head gasket went after racing one night (my fault), so I replaced that and redid all the valves and cleaned the head.

The radio broke unknown reasons, so I replaced it with a Kenwood CD player.

The wheel bearing went because they just wear out.

I blew a headlight, so I replaced that.

The hood started to peel a bit, so I painted it, and put on a nice flashy bug deflector, matching headlight covers and vent visors for my windows, then I tinted the windows and put on California style rims and 60 series tires, and wrote it off...

All in all, it was a great car, and I recommend it to anyone, and anything that mechanically broke on it was my fault. I loved that car, and it was a good car..

General Comments:

It was a good car.

Easy on gas.

Could take a beating.

Wasn't extremely fast.

The suspension was hard and stiff.

I felt comfortable in it, and I'm 5'8" and 180 lbs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2002

1993 Dodge Shadow 2 Door Base 2.2 Liter 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Liter 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75750 miles
Most recent distance100200 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Summary:

Love my Shadow

Faults:

Radiator blew at 88,000 miles.

Thermostat also had to be replaced.

Fuel Filter clogs frequently.

General Comments:

Excellent cargo room for its size.

It handles nimbly and is easy to park.

Rides smoothly on the highway.

Everything still works even with more than 100,000 miles on the odometer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2002

1993 Dodge Shadow ES 2.5L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance126500 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

For the 2000 I paid, this little monster can't be beat!

Faults:

Exhaust leak when I bought the car.

Wiring problems with the right blinker and tail light. (have heard of others with the same problem)

General Comments:

Car handles like a champ, and its pretty damn quick, but it looses all its balls at 80 MPH!

Popped a new CD player in for the tape deck, replaced the stock speakers with high quality, tinted the windows, xenon headlights and its ready to go.

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

Review Date: 24th April, 2002

26th Mar 2004, 19:41

I was just wondering where you got neon lights cause I looked everywhere and can't find any for my shadow it's a 91 convertible.

1993 Dodge Shadow 4 door sedan 2.2 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres

Summary:

A great first car, would recommend this to anyone!!

Faults:

Very little has gone wrong with this car in the one and a half years I've owned it.

I've put about 32,000 kilometres on the car in that one and a half years I haven't had to put too much money into it.

I've had to replace the muffler, but that was my own fault. I back into a snow bank that was a mix of snow and ice.

I had to replace a ball joint a year after I bought it.

It'll be going to the garage next week to get a bushing in the front driver's side shock replaced.

Other than that the only money I've put in it is for regular oil changes.

General Comments:

This has been a great first car for me and I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in buying a cheaper car on the market.

When you do need parts for it, they're very cheap to obtain. Every garage carries Dodge parts!!

I drive this car hard. It's driven as if it's a race car and it hasn't let me down once.

It's a shame this car was replaced with the Dodge Neon. Dodge had a truly great car and they threw it away!!

I treat this car as if it's my baby, I challenge anyone to find an inch of rust on the body.

It looks GREAT for a 93 car. It's clean inside and out. Looks the same as the day I bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2002

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