1997 Dodge Neon Sport 2.0 DOHC from North America
A value-priced Viper :)
With regular maintenance, the Neon is a super car. I've had very minor problems with it since I bought it.
The door windows will leak air - but only if someone has been closing the door with the glass - if using the door itself - no problems.
I have had speaker problems with the passenger door speaker - this is the 7 rating on the dealer warranty - they fiddled with it for a day and pronounced it fixed. :) 6 months later and I'm still listening to a bit of static now and then.
My latest problem is a spark plug wire that went bad. Car was running very rough - would back-fire and sputter when you tromped on it. Replaced the wires myself with new ones and replaced the plugs with Platinum +4's and she works like a charm.
This car rocks! It handles very well, it's super easy on gas and accelerates about as fast as the Mustang 5.0's around town. :)
I've read the general comments about my car and honestly haven't seen any of the difficulties that people are complaining about. If you keep up a regular scheduled maintenance, the car works beautifully - the exact same as any other car you would buy today.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th May, 2001
19th Jul 2001, 14:13
The door ajar may need a new door ajar bumper on the door. it only costs a few dollars at a dealer. I had the same problem!