1995 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 10 of 37

1995 Dodge Neon hard top pillard 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired84578 miles
Most recent distance94242 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Do not recommend

Faults:

The vehicle's brakes make a lot of noise and have replaced them four times in the last ten months that I have owned the car. The gear shift broke and I had it replaced. The stereo burned out. The paint finish is in bad shape. The heater gave out and A/C.

General Comments:

The Vehicle handles well and it has very good gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th January, 2005

1995 Dodge Neon Highline 2.0 Liter from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

Not great stock, but can be made into one of the best Sport Compact cars

Faults:

Transmission hose split causing it to leak, rear struts went bad, and the fuel pump died.

General Comments:

This car has some get-go to it and is quick, although it has slow acceleration. I have won quite a few races with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2004

1995 Dodge Neon Sports Coupe 2.0 Liter from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired78431 miles
Most recent distance79873 miles
Previous carGMC S-15

Summary:

Excellent handling, speed, and comfort in one small package

Faults:

Nothing has really gone wrong with it, the recalled issues were taken care of by the dealer of the used car lot, NOT Dodge. They were very condescending, so I took my business back to where I bought the car. The only things that are "wrong" with the car are:

The brakes squeak upon compression. (However, the brakes are absolutely fine.)

The windows are frameless, so you get a wind sound. This can be fixed very very easily by a professional, or even yourself if you have a simple screwdriver.

The paint will almost definitely wash off in a pressure washing, but some gentle soap and water will make it look very, VERY nice. :)

General Comments:

This car is EXCELLENT on gas mileage. On the highway you can get about 30 miles to the gallon, 25-27 miles in a city. :)

The backseat is huge for a sports coupe. Although the car itself has two doors, the backseat is barely a tight squeeze. :)

The handling is great. Absolutely great. The speed and acceleration are to die for. :)

The car is relatively small, making this a CHOICE car for anybody you know who is just learning how to drive. Great for parallel parking, three point turns, and parking really close to curbs. :)

It has a cute rear-wing spoiler on it's trunk hatch. Makes a rather unisex looking car instead of a feminine look, as the Neon is known for possessing. :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd September, 2004

1995 Dodge Neon Highline 2.0L SOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0L SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Citation

Summary:

If you find a good one with low kms, keep it!

Faults:

I had to replace the head gasket shortly after I bought it, (64,000 kms) due to a minor oil leak. (Don't get a backyard mechanic to do it, He messed it up and I had to go to the dealer to re-do it)

Check engine light came on, once for a frayed wire, another for the power steering switch to be replaced.

Rear struts replaced at 160,000 kms.

Water pump replaced at 164,000 kms.

Other than the head gasket, it just needed minor repairs: Brakes, oil changes, Etc... Normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

After the big bill of getting the head gasket replaced, this car was awesome for repair bills. I just did the regular maintenance stuff and everything was cool. The car still starts up, no problem in the winter, just as long as you let it warm up, (temp. gauge starts to move) With regular 4000-5000 kms oil changes and a can of Engine Restorer with every change (recommended by a good mechanic) I'm really impressed with it's performance, even after 165,000 kms! Other Neon owners (1996-1997) have complained to me about having to replace their alternators twice in three years, but I never have for my 95 and just replaced the factory battery in Sept./04. From reading the other comments on this site, obviously there are some real lemons out there, but I've detailed everything in my owners manual an can honestly say this car rocks when you compare the good with the bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2004

1995 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

I won't have another one

Faults:

The freon in the A/C went out.

The rear main seal is leaking oil off the transmission.

The gas tank is splitting at the seams.

The oil pan is rusted out.

The brakes are bad.

Today the motor seized up in the car.

The radio is junk.

The seats have started to tear at the seams.

General Comments:

It's a fast car When it works, but there is way to much work to be done to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th September, 2004

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 133 reviews