1995 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan (highline) 2.0L, 16v from North America
If you like junk, this is your car!
Since I have owned this car I have replaced:
3 radios (wiring fries them out)
On my 5th set of brake pads, about to get 6th.
Rotors replaced 2 times.
Wiring issues with the battery (fusable link caught fire)
Goes through batteries like crazy.
3 Cam sensor seals.
Parking brake doesn't work yet again (3rd time)
Gas gauge stopped working at about 30,000 miles (I didn't replace because the gauge is attached to fuel pump, part is about $400 when it could be $14 if they had designed it better!)
Always leaking oil.
No matter how well you maintain the brakes, they squeak.
Windows are loud and leak water.
Paint peeling off front bumper.
Steering pump squeals in cold or making sharp turns.
Will not stay aligned.
Headlights are not bright enough no matter what I do to them.
Overhead light will not turn off, and sometimes gets so hot it explodes.
The heat works well.
Otherwise it's a piece of junk.
How I ever bought this, is beyond me. I must have had a serious lapse of judgment. I am a car nut, love to work on them, I know what I am doing, and this car drives me crazy. I'd sold it long ago if I could have. Nobody wanted it. I wonder why.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2003
9th Dec 2003, 05:20
Yeah I got a 95 Neon too. With the manual trans-axle. I've had to replace the fuel pump, all the valves and timing belt, the EGR Valve, and an O2 sensor. I bought the car used so I thought it might have been because of a previous owner, but I guess not. I have only owned the car for 3 years, but I've had to replace the battery and brake pads, soon maybe for a second time on the brake pads. I also will have to replace most of the parts in my air conditioner soon. I had problems with the door and rear speakers starting to crackle, but I replaced them. I also had a wiring problem that caused the radio and interior lights to not function. But being an electrical engineer I was able to fix this myself. It has a lot of problems, but it does seem to be generally reliable as long as you keep up on maintenance. It is fast too. I did 0-80 in 9 seconds the one time (don't ask why I was doing 80).