1997 Dodge Neon from North America
Decent value for the money, but be prepared for problems
The head gasket has been replaced at least 3 times.
The engine was replaced at 150,000.
The transmission malfunctioned when the parked vehicle was put into drive causing the vehicle to accelerate without the gas pedal being touched, resulting in a serious accident.
The shoulder harness clip on the seatbelt disengaged at impact.
The air conditioning only worked briefly and was back to the dealer several times during the warranty period. Finally I gave up and contented myself with driving without air conditioning.
The car was very affordable, just unreliable.
When it was working properly it had, for a small car, lots of power.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2002