1995 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 4 of 37

1995 Dodge Neon from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

You Be the Judge Here

Faults:

I am going to start off by saying I really cannot give a fair review of the Neon as I bought it off of my dad's estate with about 210,000 km's. I can say that in the 2 years I did own it numerous things did go wrong with it. Here is a list:

Blown Head Gasket

Blown Transmission

Leaked about 2 quarts of oil per week

Water pump broke

Air Conditioner did not work

The coolant hose blew

The speedometer and fuel meters stopped working

A wheel-bearing broke.

Probably was more that I have either forgotten about or was never diagnosed on the car.

All I can say is the car did last me for 2 years, albeit with a very large repair bill. I do know that my father had sued the dealership soon after purchasing it brand new so there must have been something else wrong with the car a few years back.

General Comments:

All in all I really have to keep a neutral view on the car. I do not think it would be fair of me to judge it when I purchased it with such high mileage. Would I buy another one? Absolutely not! But this is very much due to the poor reviews I have read about the car in both this site and Consumer Reports.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th April, 2007

9th Apr 2007, 20:12

Yeah, the early ones kind of suck.

1995 Dodge Neon Highline Sedan 2.2 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired152000 miles
Most recent distance390600 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Never would have thought I would love it and want to get another... but I do

Faults:

Lost fuel pump @ 289,000 miles. My head gasket blew @ 330,000 miles. the tranny started to pop out of 5th gear @ 380,000 bungy cords are great.$8 fix.

General Comments:

Why fix a car with 333,000 miles??? still gets 38 mpg!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2006

11th Apr 2007, 21:19

First off, these didn't come with a 2.2L. but anyways. wow almost 400,000. congrats! how many engines? I'm at 245,000 on my original engine and transmission. and just replaced the clutch at 232,000. been a rock solid car.

1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0 SOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

If they still made it, I'd buy another; really under-rated

Faults:

Head gasket, replaced under warranty, 60,000 miles. Turn signal switch, replaced under warranty, 35,000 miles. Air conditioner evaporator, 120,000 miles.

General Comments:

One of the most fun cars I've ever had - it was just very enjoyable to drive, nicely balanced, yet quite roomy inside. Very good value for the money and terribly reliable. Never ate oil - changed every six or seven months witih standard dino juice, and never was low; engine clean after more than ten years. Drove on rather nasty streets, lots of potholes, yet front brake pads lasted through 95,000 miles (rears were original) and when sold at 121,000 it was still on its second pair of tires! (Yes, they were about ready to be replaced). All that and 34 mpg on the highway. Loved that car, but when the evaporator went, I upgraded to a PT Cruiser GT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2006

1995 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carDodge Charger

Summary:

Just say Hi to Neon! Great car!

Faults:

Rear fuel pump failed, at about 70K.

No other problems.

General Comments:

It's AMAZING. The car that Chairman Lee said Chrysler couldn't build; and managed to.

The Neon was quite a good looking car, was interested ever since I first saw it in 1992, at the Auto show. The final product wasn't quite as nice looking, but was a nice car to own.

The downside - it was cheaply made. The plastic on the dash reflected horribly on the windshield. It sorta made you keep the dash dirty, to cut down on the wicked glare. The door panels were also VERY hard cheap looking plastic.

Other than those minor gripes, the car was GREAT to own. Ran trouble free for 70K, with the fuel pump; once fixed the car ran for another 35K before struts/tires/brakes needing replacement.

Overall it was a great car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2006

1995 Dodge Neon Base 2.0 SOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles

Summary:

Reliable car when cared for! Very Sporty!

Faults:

Very bad Transmission Fluid leak, had it fixed 3 times.

Replaced Coolant Temp Sensor.

New Rad Fan Relay.

Had the radiator fans fixed over 4 times, they would not operate correctly.

Replaced muffler, old one had developed a hole.

Engine burns oil badly.

Stock headlights are disgusting.

Water gets into trunk, rain enters tail-lights.

Replaced power steering/AC belt at 109,000.

Replaced Alternator belt at 110,000. (New belt still continues to screech)

Eats brake pads badly. Needs new brake pads at least twice a year.

Brake pedal travels to floor when braking.

Now, it needs 4 new struts (You can feel every little bump in the road)

Front tires wear down fast!

Needs new CV Joints (You can hear popping noises when turning)

Engine is very loud at idle.

Replaced all 4 speakers.

Base model seats wear badly.

AC stopped working.

You can smell coolant when you turn the heat on.

Replaced spark plugs at least once every 2 years.

New Rad cap and thermostat (Due to bubbling coolant).

Light wind noise (Due to framless doors)

Replaced door jamb switches (Dome light wouldn't come on when doors were opened)

Seat belts get jammed.

Left turn signal freezes when you hit the brake pedal.

Gauge cluster dies randomly, speedometer problems. (Fixed by doing the soldering method)

E-Brake needs adjustment every once in awhile.

Fabric ceiling is starting to sag down!

Carpet attracts every little stain.

Power steering fluid evaporates leading to power steering whine.

General Comments:

VERY FAST!

Gas-Saver!

Handles well!

Very sporty, nice looking car.

Large trunk.

Very Reliable when you keep up with normal oil changes, etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2006

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