An economical nightmare
Rear shocks replaced at 70K for about $400.
Alternator replaced after the car drank too much water. Total cost was about $350.
Car is currently in shop because the starter quit with absolutely no warning. A $200 part.
I can't change the fog light bulbs because the screws to get at them are rusted out.
Air conditioning compressor bearing seized, causing a nasty sound and an equally nasty smell until it was disconnected.
Dome light no longer illuminates when the driver door is opened.
Paint is starting to chip pretty bad.
Rust is forming under the doors and under the weatherstrips just below the windows.
The trunk qualifies as a swimming pool when it rains hard enough.
Tie rod end broke in a grocery store parking lot.
This is my first car and a learning experience. I know that every car has it's problems and every car breaks down, but my mom's Toyota has never had any problems.
I rarely change the oil because it burns up as fast as I fill it so I just change it that way.
The Neon has good performance and normally stellar gas mileage, but I wouldn't trust it on a long trip.
My next car will be a Honda or a Porsche 944.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd June, 2004