2000 Chrysler Neon SE Unleaded
Great for its age
Had it for 14 years.
Major faults - radiator cost $2000.00.
Electric windows have a fault.
Bad oil leaks - still not fixed; I just use stop leak!
Very cheap to maintain! Cheap parts.
14 years and still going hard.
Maintenance - new brakes and rotors (twice).
New tyres (3 times all 4 tyres in 14 years).
New spark plugs (1 in 14 years).
Air filter (1 in 14 years).
Oil filter every oil change (5 times in 14 years).
1 battery change in 14 years.
Maybe spent $2450 on maintenance in 14 years.
Costing $145 per year.
I would recommend buying this car again, even 2nd hand, only the SE model - if buying, get a mechanic to check it out and check the spark plugs for oil on them.
For its age it's done well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2014
So why did you rate running costs as 0? A radiator for $2K (whether it's AU$ or NZ$) is pretty dear - a BMW or Audi radiator only costs from $450-650 depending on model and gearbox). Still, good to know it's served you well - I did wonder about 7 oil filters in 14 years, so you changed oil once every two years?