1995 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 17 of 37

1995 Dodge Neon 4 Door Sedan 2.0 16 vavle from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16 vavle Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A great deal

Faults:

The horn does not work.

General Comments:

This car is really great. It runs really fast and has some of the best control I ever had behind the wheel. It is also a gas saver and so far all the parts that I purchased came out relatively cheap. It is very easy to maintain and every part is easy to reach. The interior is kind of small, but comfortable. It has a great heating and cooling system.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2003

1995 Dodge Neon from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres

Summary:

This car is a cheap student-mobile--that's all it is!

Faults:

I've got a 95' Dodge Neon. It's got a major Head Gasket problem. It will cost you over $600 to fix it. The company has not made an effort to recall and fix this problem or at least pay for part of the cost. It's burning oil like crazy and although it's drivable it's not reliable at all. A Head Gasket that's worth only a few dollars is causing me over $600 to fix. I will NEVER buy a Dodge product again. I just recently got a Honda Civic because my Neon is unreliable and I don't think I would ever go back to an American make again. American car companies wonder why their market is down... their attention to detail is very poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th September, 2003

3rd Dec 2003, 17:48

I have had all the problems the previous reviewer stated as well with the head gasket. I also was treated unfairly and dishonestly by a Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler dealer in Bedford, IN. This dealer has since gone out of business. Yeah!!!

I liked the way my Neon ran and handled in spite of these things. Got the new head gasket (at my own expense) and am now happy driving my Neon. It's quick, nimble, and fuel-efficient.

James.

1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance176000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

A low-cost,

Faults:

Water pump gaskets started leaking around 150,000 miles

Air Conditioner went kaput around 170K.

The car was noisy at interstate speeds due to the lack of door frame around the side windows.

The Air Conditioning is marginal on hot sunny days and low driving speeds. It is pretty good on the highway when it's over-cast.

It has one of the hottest (temperature) heaters I have ever seen in a car.

The radio is poor at best and the 11 gallon gas tank is way too small.

General Comments:

Considering that this is a bottom of the line Dodge vehicle, I feel it was a good value. I drive mostly on the highway which may account for the high mileage I was able to get on the car. It never left me stranded. I was averaging about 35 MPG over the eight years I owned the car. I am 6'3" and was comfortable driving it. There is plenty of leg room which most other cars in this class lack.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2003

1995 Dodge Neon Sport from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles

Summary:

A money pit, not worth its weight in dirt

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

I wish I could get a different car, but even with the new paint job and body-kit, and everything, I can only get $2200 trade in value on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd September, 2003

3rd Oct 2003, 16:33

I bought a 1995 Neon Sport in 1998 and I regret paying a penny for it. I now have the worst peeling paint problem with rust anyone could imagine. I'm taking my car into Chrysler BodyWorks to get a $3300 paint job then taking ChryslerCanada to court. They are responsible for paying for their defective work even though the warranty has expired 6 yrs ago. I intend to get reimbursed for every penny and some!!! Can anyone relate to this problem??? Let me hear from you please!!!

Attn: Rebecca Klein Windsor, Ontario, Canada

lbjbutler@sprint.ca.

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