Cute car, good performer, poorly built
Radio display died in the first month. On the second radio, the buttons don't always do what they are labeled.
55,000 miles - A/C compressor failed, replaced under warranty.
88,000 miles - Head gasket and other engine seals failed. Cost $1083, dealer told me to call Chrysler, Chrysler told me to take it up with the dealer.
91,000 miles - clutch failed due to leaking oil accumulation. Read main seal also leaking. Cost $900.
103,000 miles - cam seal fails, oil leaks into the clutch, clutch fails. Clutch $700, cam seal, probably $250+. Dealer, Chrysler Customer Care (sic), and Atlanta Zone Office refuse to help.
We were hooked on the Neon during the 1994 Super Bowl and waited until Feb 1995 for the Sport Coupe. Interior room, seats, ventilation, ride, handling and acceleration are great! Passenger side window sill leaks air, and Neon is very noisy at highway speeds.
Most disappointing are Dodge dealer and Chrysler Corp response to problems, 'Tough, cars break down'. Well built cars do not break down before 100,000 miles. I will not buy a Chrysler product again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th March, 2001