1994 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1994 Dodge Neon Highline 2.0 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carBuick Skyhawk

Summary:

Nice car with many problems

Faults:

Head gasket just 1 week ago.

Water pump and timing belt replaced last October, needs to be replaced again.

A/C system completely shot for over 1 year.

Brakes replaced 3 times (complete system).

Starter went at 50,000 miles.

2 oxygen sensors replaced.

Sealant on back window ran all over.

Paint on both bumpers flaking off.

General Comments:

Always have added at least 1 quart of oil between changes.

Not everything is bad, I like the way the car drives and handles. The brakes have been a pain and I am just finding about the head gasket problems.

The dealer has been useless so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th January, 2001

1994 Dodge Neon Highline Sedan 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

High performance, low price

Faults:

O2 sensor (at 75,000 miles).

AC/heater fan needs work.

Electrical short (recall).

General Comments:

Although I've heard many horror stories, it's no Lexus, but I love mine and it's been great to me. I and my wife have been wise to take very good care of it, and it's been very reliable as a result.

I guess they were still being very careful at the factory when they built mine (mine was built in April 1994).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2000

25th May 2001, 08:30

Yeah, after reading all the negative comments about Neons I've come to believe the early ones are the best. Mine was made in March '94, and after 7 years I've had no major problems (just routine break work and that pesky O2 sensor). True, the radio sometimes stops working and the tailights fill with water, but compared to the nightmares I had with my '89 VW Golf (the worst car I've ever owned--and that includes a Chevette!), these are niggles.

9th Apr 2006, 14:13

We have a 95 Dodge Neon (made in March of 94) and it has over 200,000 miles on it and has had a ton of problems, but I blame that on the crooked mechanic that worked on it for about 2 years. After we "fired" that mechanic there's been nothing wrong with her.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 10 reviews