1999 Plymouth Neon


Friends don't let friends buy neons


MY head gasket blew at 49,000.The radiator blew. Had to replace the battery. Short in the turn signal switch. The transmission leaks fluid. The car vibrates at speeds above 60mph, like the steering column is gonna break loose. I followed all the recommended maintenance in the manual, though.

General Comments:

The dealership was virtually no help.

It does have a nice factory stereo.

The 1st 40,000 miles were pretty free of defects. It has been falling apart quickly. I wouldn't wish this car on my worst enemy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th October, 2002

10th Nov 2004, 22:18

The shaking in your steering column is most likely extremely worn TIE ROD ENDS. I have that vibration and it'll be $315 to replace the outer tie rod ends.

1999 Plymouth Neon Highline


The ultimate disposable car for those who have money to burn


Air Conditioner compressor keeps blowing.

One day it blew while the mechanic was driving it out of the shop to where I was standing.

Lights go out intermittently.

Interior lights work on and off.

Buzzers work on and off.

Oil leak at the head.

Door Panels fall off.

Weatherstripping under hood comes off and pours water into passenger compartment.

General Comments:

I am stuck with this vehicle even though I took great care of it.

The poorest built and backed car I have ever purchased. Shame on me. I will never purchase another Chrysler product again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2002

12th Oct 2005, 13:10

I would just like to say that I agree the neon has some expensive problems occasionally. However, I bought my neon with only 27 miles on it. I have been the only owner of it. I love it. It has taken me "up North" numerous times, I have traveled to the Black Hills numerous times and throughout Wisconsin when I went to school there. I rarely have had the oil changed and a typical 3000 mile maintenance. The Minnesota winters can get pretty rough and the neon keeps getting through them. She warms up quickly and I cannot complain about how she handles on the icy roads when you have to break fast. Like I said, The neon has some problems. But my goodness, my neon is now our family's "SUPER NEON" for the way it gets us through any problem.