1995 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 26 of 37

1995 Dodge Neon Highline 2.0L inline 4 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L inline 4 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carMercury Marquis

Summary:

Not too bad compared to others of similar size/price

Faults:

The brakes squeak despite numerous repair attempts.

Most of the air conditioner related parts were replaced between 45,000 and 55,000. I believe this was partly dealer's fault. I had relatively minor repairs done and they were not done right. The dealer admitted that repairs were done poorly and cause other problems and all air conditioner related repairs after the first were performed at dealer's expense (needless to say, I have since found a dealer with a much better service facility).

Head gasket was replaced at about 56,000 miles.

General Comments:

Other than the squeaky brake issue and the head gasket blowing, I've not had any major problems.

My gas mileage is about 27 city and 34 highway.

I won't claim that the car is the fastest out there, but passing acceleration beats the other compact/sub-compact cars I've driven.

Headroom in the front is very good. I'm 6 feet tall, and I found other cars in this size/price range a bit too vertically cramped. I wouldn't recommend adults riding in the back for any long distances.

For the price, the I've had pretty good performance from the car. I've heard of others with much worse experiences with Neons, but for me, the price/performance of this car made it my best option at the time I bought it, and I haven't had too many problems with it.

Personally, I like the appearance of this car much better than the new models - I don't care for the changes Dodge made to the front.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2002

1995 Dodge Neon Sports Coupe 4 cylinder DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder DOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles

Summary:

This is a fun car that goes through head gaskets like air filters

Faults:

The head gasket has been leaking for 20,000 miles. Chrysler will not take responsibility to correct what is obviously a design defect. I have never heard of a Neon that did not have this problem.

The turn signal level broke twice.

Windows don't seal well. I have to shut the door, then roll them down and back up to stop the noise.

Door speaker made a terrible hiss until it finally stopped working.

General Comments:

This car has good acceleration and handling. It is enjoyable to drive.

The head gasket seems to be a problem with a lot of neons and Chrysler doesn't stand behind their products. Everywhere I park this car it leaves some oil on the ground. Their customer service is very poor.

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

Review Date: 23rd December, 2002

1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Hunk of junk

Faults:

We have two 1995 Neons. On one the cylinder head gasket blew at 46,000, and now at 92,000 miles. The other blew at 60,000 miles.

General Comments:

Chrysler makes every effort to not help you with the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th December, 2002

12th Jan 2003, 10:16

Do the right thing - Spend your money on a German or Japanese car next time. They rarely break and have a high resale value, which no domestic has even if it does run good.

Detroit still has not learned a thing about quality or customer care. They don't deserve your money!

26th Jan 2003, 04:55

Thank you for providing me with the class action lawsuit link. I own a 1996 Dodge Neon and I thought I was the only one with all the problems. Chrysler cannot get away with this. I bought this car because I needed it, but I did not need the breakdowns, repairs, and headache from Chrysler that come along with it. I am still paying on mine with a balance of 3,400.00 and it is broke down now due to the transmission, head gaskets and the heater and a/c stinks so bad you can't stand to drive it. Thank again.

1995 Dodge Neon 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired92400 miles
Most recent distance92492 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Bravada

Summary:

A high performance bargain

Faults:

I've only had it for about a week and nothing has gone wrong with it so far.

The only problem I have is the window on the driver's side is not closing properly.

General Comments:

I've always wanted one of these cars ever since I was 16.

It is a very reliable car and saves on gas!

This car is a very smooth ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2002

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