1997 Dodge Neon Highline Sedan from North America
Cheap to buy, expensive to keep
Replaced the steering knuckles after only 5,000 miles (and have just started having problems again).
Head gasket has blown twice, the first time at about 25,000 miles and the second just recently.
The windows no longer seal tightly around the door frame, so driving is extremely loud.
In the winter it squeaks every time you go over a bump, extremely annoying.
Had to replace the radiator after it started leaking badly at about 43,000 miles.
Transmission shifted very hard after the first 2,000 miles.
Replaced two of the speakers and another one needs to be replaced.
Will never buy another Dodge. Though it is decent on the freeway (pretty fuel efficient), having it in the shop all the time negates any positives.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th August, 2001
29th Apr 2003, 08:43
Almost all of the above comments, were covered by Chrysler TSB, documenting how to fix the problems. Most headgaskets were fixed for under 150.00 dollars, (mine was free). I have 175,000 miles, and still get 39 mpg. on the highway and 31 mpg. city. It's an economy car, not a Mercedes, so I expected it to be squeaky. When you pay 10,000 dollars, new, for a car, you get ten thousand dollars of car. Other than poor quality brake rotors, and paint peeling in black door trim around the doors, I love my 1995 ACR.