2001 Chrysler Neon Review from UK and Ireland

2001 Chrysler Neon SE 2.0 petrol

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carHyundai Atoz

Summary:

Well priced car, no BMW 3-series, but good for the price

Faults:

Nothing Yet.

General Comments:

Better standard equipment than most in class.

Comfortable interior, with great driving position. Materials and Plastics quality poor.

Ride and Handling trade-off just about right.

Engine surprisingly economical, averaging 38-45mpg (uk gallons) ; actually more economical than my 1.0 litre Hyundai atoz I drove before. Seems to use a lot of oil though. Good Performance above 3500rpm, but no much low end. Gearbox has nice action, but ratios could be spaced better. Engine is unrefined, and noisy above 2500rpm/on the motorway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2007

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review