1994 Dodge Shadow User Reviews

1994 Dodge Shadow Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5

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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews

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Collin writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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Size, handling

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Lack of power, head gasket replacement

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Solid Economy — Well, this car isn't anything particularly amazing, but it is solid, basic transportation. What it lacks in power in the NA versions it makes up for with it's small size and nimble handling. The interior is in pretty good shape for being 14 years old. The only really weak spot is the head gasket, but besides that it is very solid. It gets about 25 mpg in the summer, which is pretty good considering that it doesn't have overdrive.

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Ay writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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5

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Extremely reliable.

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I don't dislike anything about it.

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I Would Own 100 More Of Them If I Could. — I absolutely love this car. Not sure there is anything that I hate about it. My 94 shadow has almost 400,000 miles on it and runs great. Does great in snow, nice year round vehicle. It's the second one I've owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Cargo room

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94 Dodge Shadow Hatchback — Quick little sombitch. Held enough camping gear for 5 people - including wood, for a weekend. Got her up to 108 mph once on the I-90 many years ago. Paint peeled away from the hood. Had to replace the radiator after 100k.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Malcolm writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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Good car for it's value, small enough to fit in any parking spot.

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Terrible fuel economy, You could get a better car cheaper.

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Good For Maybe A First Car, But Definitely Not A Car I Want To Be Seen Driving Around When I'm Older — Fun to drive because I'm not too worried what happens with it. 16 years old so it'll go anytime now, might as well enjoy it while it lasts. Accelerates terribly, 0-60 in about an hour, Brakes are ground down to nothing, handles like a beauty though. Needed countless repairs in the year I've owned it, but well worth it. Exterior and Interior styles are dated, but who cares, it's 16 years old. Small tank but runs me a fortune to pay for gas. Fill up at least once a week. No leaks or anything, just an old car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bear writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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If its an automatic

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Great Overall Car Considering Everything! — My Dodge Shadow has the 3.0l V6 coupled with a 5 speed manual. Given how inexpensive these cars were their performance is unreal. Before I made any 'changes' it ran 15.1 at 94mph. Brand new my car cost $9995.00, not bad considering the only option it didnt have was the auto trans. Most 5.0 stock mustangs only ran high 14's in the quarter and cost way more. Also most all of the aftermarket things you could ever need could be robbed off of caravans, which are very cheap and plentiful. Greatest car ever!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Iva writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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4

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good gas mil

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no room for the kids in the back seat

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I Would Love To Have This One Back — i loved this car, it would go no matter where i took it, the only reason that i sold it was that it was not very good to put car seats for the kido's in, it was a pain in that aspect, but it was a very good car that was fun to drive

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kyle writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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nothing

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everything

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Pos — this car is a total piece of junk! dont recomend it to anyone! total rust bucket with only one seat and no interior. frame is rotted to hell and will probably break anytime. and its very hard starting due to a dead battery

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Shaun writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 4 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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Pretty quick

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Cheap

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My First Love — I could eat honda's all day long. It's V-6 was touquey and good on gas. The car ate tires, was butt ugly, and rattled a bit, but it was fun and it held four friends. She burnt a quart of oil a week, but, did I mention that she was fast?

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sw357802 writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 2 Dr ES Hatchback Review
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acceleration, dependability, gas milage

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handling could have been crisper, no anti-lock brakes, leaked oil

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Amazing First Car — I owned my shadow ES for two years before some old lady plowed into it when it was parked in front of my house. The car looked nice. I had the V6 with the manual transmission. The big engine kicks the car around a bit and makes it feel a bit like driving a truck, but you'll love it once you know what to expect and you know how to handle it. This is a fast car. It was also very dependable and handled great in the snow. I always got between 25 and 30 mpg. I bought my car at 166,000 miles and at 195,000 it was still going strong.

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Greg writes:
1994 Dodge Shadow 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Great gas mileage, comfortable.

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Ugly, slow, did I mention ugly?

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Hideous — The only good thing about this car was the gas mileage and it was comfortable. The thing was ugly as all hell, was incredibly slow, 0-60 maybe 15 seconds down a hill (somewhat exaggerated). The thing was just hideous.

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1993 Dodge Shadow Reviews

Not A Bad Car For The Cost By Chris

Had this car for about 4 years now. Not a bad car for the cost and gets pretty good milage (25-30) Read More

So Far It's Been A Good Littler Car By Jonathan

Ive owned the Car since September of 2001. So far it just recieved it's fourth battery. The Alternator still checks fine. It also seems to tear up thermostadts for some reason. I removed the AC p... Read More

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1992 Dodge Shadow Reviews

Quintessentially Lnny! By Lnny

Now if there ever was a defining moment in my life, it would be the period when I owned the 1992 Dodge Shadow convertible. First of all, it had all the requirements I wanted in a car. It was red. I... Read More

Hmmmm By Dezmond

it worked okay for me at the time but i would deffiantly buy another one, its a fun car to drive thats about all, it has no power and brakes down alot, but it does turn amazing so buy it if u want it Read More

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1991 Dodge Shadow Reviews

For a convertible, there is a good amount of trunk space and reasonable leg room in the back seat. It is still nice and short, so it fits in the garage with the lawn tractor on my side. It has been ... Read More

Awsome By Fletcher

The only two things that I do not like about the car are the fact that its not that fast and That it is not a manual. Other than that I love my shadow. It is an awsome car, Eventhough it is not poupul... Read More

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1990 Dodge Shadow Reviews

Good First Car. By Robert

Slow, Sluggish, Reliable, cheap to maintain. Every 2 years I have to replace O2 sensor. It was a great first car. Had it for 6 years and put 120,000 mi for a total 200,000 mi. It was still going ... Read More

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1989 Dodge Shadow Reviews

My Dodge Shadow By Tanner

My car is a beast! I just drove over steven's pass the other day and it made it over like a champ! No chains, no stopping, no nothing! Sure it looks like something straight out of the 80's but thats a... Read More

4th Car By Carol

I loved my cute little red shadow! Scott bought it for me for our anniversary and we called it "my dozen red roses". It was a great little car with it's silver luggage rack on the back. Really cute! I... Read More

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