Dodge Neon Review from Germany

1998 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0 DOHC

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

An incredible bargain

Faults:

Head gasket went out after 22,000 miles. This was a manufacturer-identified problem and the improved gasket was installed under warranty. The fact that this car is autobahn-driven daily likely contributed to the old gasket's failure.

General Comments:

This car is regularly driven on the autobahn, often at speeds of well over 100 mph for extended periods. The car is rock-steady. It has negotiated twisty Swiss alpine roads without difficulty. For a car designed for the lazy US interstates, the car has done magnificently in Europe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2000

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review