1995 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 36 of 37

1995 Dodge Neon Highline 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car has over 150K miles and still has the original clutch and brakes. It has never required a makeup quart of oil. Plan to put another 100K of driving in Dallas, TX traffic before I buy another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 1999

1995 Dodge Neon Highline 2.0 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Air conditioning chronically dead (leak). Outside of this, nothing major.

General Comments:

A great car overall. Fast, fun, and roomy. A bit too loud. Needs more refinement and a new A/C system would be nice. The next Neon will be on my shopping list next year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 1999

1995 Dodge Neon Sedan 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 4.0
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10

Faults:

I purchased this car in 1996 it was a buy-back. The muffler was rusted at the time and I asked them to replace it. I found out later they had just spray painted it. The brakes started squealing about 1 week later. They said nothing was wrong until the warranty was up then I needed new brake pads and cylinders. The car bottoms out if someone is in the back seat. It shakes over 60 m/hr and wind whistles through windows. Recalled in 1997 for steering column, new battery in 1999, new starter in 1999, 4 oil leaks: a gasket, a hose, the seal and a rusted out oil pan. Paint bubbled and fell off in 1999. (There is no rust just a bad paint job).

General Comments:

It's definitely buyer beware where the Neon is concerned. This car has been a lemon for me since I drove it off the lot. No one at Dodge seems to think it unusual that I have spent thousands of dollars fixing a car that isn't even 5 years old yet. My advice: If you are looking at a Neon DON'T!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 1999

10th Feb 2001, 20:59

Definitely do not buy a Neon because I have had radiator problems from day one. When I bought my car in 1999, they had to replace the tires, brakes, muffler, and antenna. That should have been a warning, don't ask me why I bought it.

20th Feb 2001, 19:55

Hi, I bought my Neon new in 95' and I'm sorry to say that I have had the exact same problems as you have. Head gasket, wind noise from the drives and passengers window, and at least 26 other problems with it and I've got all the work sheets on all of them LOL.

As of last week my new addition to my car is that all the paint has decided to call it a day and leave my poor little car. The roof, trunk, and hood after one winter car wash has peeled off. I have written to Chrysler Canada and have once again been pawned off to the dealers, big waste of time.

I'm sorry to hear about your car and if wanted I can send you a slighty ripped up 2001 Dodge magazine, which was my response from Chyrsler Canada. Good luck with your car.

Chris

1995 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 2.0
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10

Faults:

The A/C went out about 60,000 miles - the hose literally blew off the compressor while I was going about 65mph, then the oxygen sensor went out so many times I have really lost count, each time costing me 250 dollars to repair. Then some kind of link broke on the manual transmission, it's cost a good bit to fix. Also the car just doesn't like to go through rain/puddles, I have no idea why.

General Comments:

This car has had many problems but it was basically a good little car. I was however disappointed that I had an extended warranty and it seemed never to cover anything that broke, even though when I bought it I was told it covered everything. But the dealership was always very friendly to me and my car, always washing it before they returned it to me. I traded the car last year for a Honda Civic, I may take interest in another Neon if I read later on that they have improved with age as cars often do.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 1999

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