1997 Dodge Neon Highline 2.0L DOHC from North America
Good bargain if you're willing to spend money on upkeep.
Head gasket was replaced under my extended warranty at 90000 km.
Replaced the water pump at 85000 km.
Has occasional rear brake noise.. quite embarrassing occasionally.
Otherwise just normal maintenance keeps the car running just fine.
Getting some rust spots at top of driver's side door.
Scratch on driver's side window... is a manufacturer's defect.
Have had work done twice to the air conditioning.. seals were going, and lost the refrigerant, plus the compressor went at 95000 km.
Overall, not a bad car (for a Dodge). Have driven Dodge vehicles in the past, and this one has performed better than those.
Has good pick-up on the highway.
Is relatively good on gas (30 mpg city, up to 40 mpg on the highway).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2003