"Ive had this car for a year and a half. It was given to me by family with 187000 on it. I have pushed this car to its every limit. I've raced it against a truck with 3x the hp, won. I've hauled 6 concert tubas at once. I've hit a couple poles (due to bad tires) at 20mph, neither left a scratch on the bumper. I've hypermiled the car and gotten up to 34mpg in the city. Only when I drive very aggressively does it go down to its 17mpg city rating. Have yet to find out its top speed, but its done 105mph easily at 198000 miles. Paint hasn't held up, but thats my only real complaint. I can see this car lasting most of my lifetime. Has never failed to start when it wasn't my fault (left lights on). Engine never quits and has tons of upgrade potential. Oh ya, and it only cost $10,900 new. Couldn't ask for a better car. Too bad Chrysler couldn't keep a good thing going."
"I had the shadow for 13 years. It was a 1993 V6 ES model. It lasted through a lot of abuse: quick acceleration, burnouts, and a 32 hour roundtrip to California. My biggest complaint was the paint, slowly chipping away from normal rain/sun conditions. Other than the paint and a few oil leaks, the car ran generally well."
"My 1992 Shadow has been in my family since 1994. It has gone through my 2 brothers and now me. Has a little over 109,000 miles. It makes the drive from South East WI to The Twin Cities no problem, and with only one fill up in between. No major problems have come up, just regular up keep; oil change, tires, etc. Definetly an excellent vehicle for college students."