This car is a money pit. I've had my '95 Dodge Neon for 4 years, I bought it for $3,800 with 40,000 miles on it. I have had to put more money in it than I paid for it.
I have replaced the head $200.
My A/C compressor went out TWICE. This was a $900 repair.
I go through brake pads about every 3 months because the rotors don't fit right, even though they were made for the car.
The oil has to be changed every 1500 miles or the car acts up.
My transmission has been replaced THREE times, which cost me $1200 each time.
I had to have the entire car repainted because a flaw with the 1995 Neon is that 90% were "over-baked" in the warehouse, so the paint flakes with high pressure wash. When I took mine in to get it repainted, he took an air hose to it and it stripped the paint from the entire car. Because of this I had to pay to have it stripped to bare metal, otherwise the paint company's warranty would not cover it. This cost $3000.
My A/C switch that changes from head to feet and so on breaks once a year because it's plastic; a $78 piece of plastic.