You Be the Judge Here
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
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.
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