1998 Dodge Neon 2.0L SOHC from North America
Not a bad little car
A/C stopped working sometime before I bought it. (notorious Neon problem)
Turn signals stopped working shortly after buying.
Developed a minor transmission leak.
Keep in mind, I'm only 17, this is only my 4th car, and I haven't had this car very long.
Overall, I don't mind this car, I haven't had any serious problems. Gas mileage is good, and maintenance costs are good if you take care of them.
First of all, this car handles awesome and steering is very responsive.
Acceleration can be a bit sluggish at times.
Be wary of bumpy areas because the suspension on these cars aren't too great. Mine is very rough over the bumps and makes very loud clunking noises over it.
I am only 5'9 and find the interior somewhat cramped.
I live in Northern Canada where the climates can be really cold at times. This car sounds quite pathetic when starting and does not like starting in moderately cold mornings, but will start.
In cold temperatures, this car tends to slip out of gear during shifting, but this is to be expected of many older vehicles.
Performance on the highway is pretty good (eventually)
Beware! Neon's are very cheap cars made of very cheap components.
Steer clear of Chrysler dealerships. In my experience and opinion, I find them to be difficult to deal with. This is why I do most of the maintenance myself.
These are decent cars with basic maintaintance and care.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th November, 2007