2002 Chrysler Neon Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2002 Chrysler Neon 2.0 R/T 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance31100 miles
Previous carChrysler Neon

Summary:

A great value for money sporting saloon

Faults:

Only a couple of minor niggles. When I picked the car up I noticed poor qaulity paintwork on the rear bumper. This was put right by the garage with the minimum of fuss.

The right hand headlamp for some unknown reason had a tendency to collect water, which would then steam up the lens and create algae. This headlamp was replaced speedily by the dealer and the new one has been fine.

No other problems.

General Comments:

Aside from the minor niggles on collection I have had no problems whatsoever with this car. The Neon R/T has provided me with two years of hassle free motoring so far and has been 100% reliable. Dealer service has been exceptionally good.

The 2.0 litre engine in this car is reliable, and provides enough power to make this little saloon a lively performer. My only criticism of the engine is that it is a little coarse and noisy at high speed.

The R/T version of the Neon had stiffened suspension, larger wheels and low profile tires. It therefore handles incredibly well and is great fun to drive. However, the consequence of this is a totally bone-shaking rock hard ride.

Loads of fun though. I also like the figure hugging sports seats and generous boot. It is a very attractive and sporty car to look at too, not to mention great value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2004

2002 Chrysler Neon LE 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Reliant

Summary:

A reliable, good looking, good performing compact car.

Faults:

Had to replace 1 tire as it had a metal spike in the sidewall. $140 Canadian (With Tax - Goodyear Eagle LS Performance Tire)

General Comments:

This is a quick and nimble car that handles very well and looks great.

Lots of interior space for a compact thanks to the cab forward design.

Wide (poor) turning radius due to the cab forward design.

Great 6 speaker stereo system.

Good gas mileage.

Doesn't get pushed around in the wind.

Great aerodynamics.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2003

2002 Chrysler Neon LE 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired78 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car yet.

General Comments:

Nicest looking small car on the road. Pretty quick for an American four banger. Comfortable commuter car. Best sounding factory stereo out of all entry level cars tested. Great heating/air conditioning system. Classy instrument cluster.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2003

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 11 reviews