Chrysler Neon Reviews from Venezuela

1998 Chrysler Neon Base 2.0L

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

Good car considering the price tag

Faults:

Replacement of head gasket just last year due to overheating. Milling off the head required.

Paint on roof completely peeled off (this is a very sunny country all year round).

Noise in the front and rear suspension. Not a surprise considering the bad condition of the roads.

A/C unit must be repaired every 2 to 3 years (replacement of evaporator).

Water leaking into the cabin somewhere around the dashboard and trunk.

General Comments:

A very good car considering the price tag. Mine is a manual, base model, yes the one with the AM radio (very strange!). I bought this car brand new and no major bug ever happened to it. All repairs done are due to normal wear, except for the evaporator that constantly failed. I cannot understand how a fairly good car has such a cheap evaporator. I also own a Corolla 1999, and similar problems have occurred to it, except for the A/C that works like a charm.

I am still trying to fix the water leaks, which is presently my major concern.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2010

1996 Chrysler Neon Higline LE 2.0 SOHC

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance66000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 280C

Summary:

Excellent car, and cheap to maintain!!!

Faults:

I have frequent problems in the mechanical part of the engine, but easy to fix. The automatic transmission has a extremely wide final ratio (2.89:1), so the car has a very poor acceleration, but good top end speed. Gas mileage is not so god, but is not bad too. Rear shocks feels too hard, but is OK! Just a few of problems, some of those (2) were expensive to repair. Mine doesn't has ABS.

General Comments:

My car is very quick when more than 3250 rpm. Celica's, Mercedes, Audi's, Corollas, Lancers, NA Eclipses, Corsa's, etc... (all with 4 cylinders engines) are very easy to pass out when 3500 and up rpm. I'll buy the manual SOHC first generation Neon to find a little more performance than this one. This car has a superb handling on any type of way or weather, it's on the level of a All Wheel Drive car. I love this car. NEON POWER!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2003

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews