A low maintenance reliable little car!
Several oxygen sensors.
Needed a new alternator at 115,000 miles, it took the computer with it.
Several belt replacements, and adjustments.
Paint is chipping off.
Interior problems: Locks seem to be lose, rear passenger side door doesn't like to open from the inside.
I have owned this car for eight years. In those eight years I have probably only put in about $1,500 worth of work, beyond the general maintince; oil changes, tires, etc. I have never down any real major work, beyond replacing the alternator and computer. The engine is very quite now that I have had belt work done. It is still running on its' first engine, and transmission. The oxygen sensor seems to wear out quickly though, gone through several 02 sensors. It's suspension system isn't very good, but it is a small old car. It seems like a bargain after my 1997 Sunfire, which had to have to engine job's down, and a whole series of other things down to it. Chrysler built a very good car. I think they stopped production because the Sundance/Shadow's were too reliable, and they didn't need to be replaced and repaired a whole lot. I also own an 1988 Shadow, which has only minor problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th November, 2003