1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L 4 Cylinder SOHC from North America
Nickel and Dime fixer-upper
I put a new engine in it at 97,000 miles, the Head gasket blew at 100,000.
Both front wheel bearings had to be replaced. at 105,000 miles.
Back driver's side rim needs to be replaced.
Rack and pinion steering unit needs to be replaced, power steering fluid constantly leaks.
Starter died at 131,500 miles.
Catalytic Converter needed to be replaced at 125,000 miles.
Front motor mount needed to be replaced at 131,000.
This car is a money pit.
I've had to have more things replaced on this vehicle than I ever have before, with any other vehicle I've owned or any other vehicle I've ever known anyone to own.
This car is not reliable in any sense of the word.
It feels unsafe to drive and I do not know what to expect next time I try to start it. Is there a puddle under the engine again? Is it starting hard? Does it vibrate when going at highway speeds?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2005
3rd Nov 2005, 08:20
I have recently bought a stock neon and it has 160,000 miles on it. It has had no problems except for squeaking brakes and replaced a valve cover.
3rd Apr 2006, 21:04
I have the same car with the same money pit problems. I've replaced just about everything at least once and now it's vibrating when I drive it at highway speed. I've taken it to 3 mechanics who can't figure it out. It's absolutely the most frustrating car I've ever owned and I feel like I endanger my own life and others' every time I step into it.