1995 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 11 of 37

1995 Dodge Neon Sports coupe from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Would never buy a neon again!

Faults:

I've had to change the transmission twice. My windows are messed up, they won't sit it the tracks properly. The fuel pump busted. Muffler fell off.

General Comments:

It was a nightmare! I'm looking for a new car already, and I've barely had this car for 2 years. I'm a single mom, and a student, so I was hoping to purchase a good reliable car to help me with my travelling... so I thought a neon would be a good investment. WRONG! = (

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th September, 2004

1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0 litre 16v DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre 16v DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired192000 kilometres
Most recent distance199000 kilometres

Summary:

Great for city driving bad on the highway

Faults:

When I first got the car within a week things started going wrong. I bought from a used car dealership. There was a signed warranty for the engine, transmission and front wheel drive. There was also a verbal agreement between myself, my grandpa (who buying the car for me) and the dealer that all parts were covered for 1 year or 12,000 kilometers.

I had the car for a day and the interior light started acting like a strobe and now stays on even if the switch is turned off. The dealer will no fix it.

I tested the A/C while I test drove it and it worked, I brought the car home and all of a sudden it doesn't work anymore. I was told it will be very costly to replace.

I went on the highway for the first time about a week after and this really bad whistling noise started. I later found out this very common in this year because the windows have no frames.

About six weeks after my purchase the starter went. The dealer wouldn't replace. It cost $215.37 to rebuild the starter.

In the fifth month after purchase the safety neutral switch went. Again the dealer wouldn't replace it. That cost another $85.26.

On top of all the other problems the e-brake is sticky to release, the headlights build up water along with the tail lights, the paint peels when I wash the car so I have to let it air dry. The check engine light stays on. I was told it is because of an over sensitive O2 sensor. The transmission sucks big time. When enter a highway my car always red lines into the 7,500 rpm range.

Tires wear way to soon.

General Comments:

For a city only car this car is great. Good on gas and roomy for it's small look from the outside. I think twice lately about driving out of town with it.

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

Review Date: 21st July, 2004

1995 Dodge Neon 2 door model 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

A poor performance nightmare!

Faults:

Air compressor went out.

Computer problems.

Paint problems (exterior).

Electrical problems (ex. odometor, speedometer).

Cosmetic problems (ex. a "chunck" fell off the exterior).

The dashboard (interior) cracked. The shift console display cracked.

The rubber lining for headlights cracked and split.

Needed several new starters at a very high cost.

Noisy, cheap brakes.

Noisy engine with loud, odd idle.

Leaks water (mold) in the interior.

General Comments:

This car is a disaster! If this was my product I was selling, I would be ashamed! Avoid at all costs.. get a Camry instead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2004

1995 Dodge Neon 4-door 2.0 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

Great reliable, economical vehicle

Faults:

No real problems till after 125,000 km.

Oxygen sensors need replacing too often.

Wheel bearings-180,000 km.

Air conditioner.

Struts worn out.

General Comments:

This car is great for short trips. Fuel economy good.

Overall this car has been good & reliable if you keep up with the recommended maintenance's schedule.

Don't like the glare of the front window.

Car is mechanically sound at 197,000 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2004

1995 Dodge Neon Sedan 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance130700 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Neon

Summary:

Student Driver

Faults:

New head gasket.

New timing belt.

Paint chipping.

New crank bolts.

New sensors.

Leaks in trunk.

Rattles. Misaligned wheels, so steering is crooked.

New tires.

New gas tank.

New fuel injector.

New gas spout.

Oh what else... what else...

General Comments:

Well, my parents pay for most of the payments for fixing the stuff, but regardless, it's definitely cost more to fix it then it was for me to buy the car. Dodge is fine, but the Neon is something i'd rather stay away from.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2004

24th Dec 2004, 23:29

I am also a student who has a 1995 Dodge Neon for a first car and I wouldn't change it. My car has had no problems what so ever. It has 152,859 miles, has a rebuilt flood title and starts up every single day, no problems. If you change the oil and give it a tune up every 3,000 miles, it will have no problems. Its quick and handles around corners better than most smaller cars do. This car will run well over 200,000 miles. I get 35 miles to the gallon and under $20.00 to fill up the tank all the way on empty. Very first car friendly.

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