2000 Dodge Neon Base SOHC 132 hp from North America
Highly recommended and Economical Car
Tire blowout @ 42,000 miles (NJ Turnpike debris)
Replaced dead battery at 55,000 miles.
Excellent value ($11,500 brand-new), although it can be a little loud at freeway speeds.
Fuel economy is good (35+ mpg highway)
Has been very reliable for the past 3.5 years, although I am preventive maintenance freak.
Mobil-1 & filter every 4k miles, air filter every 12k and platinum plugs @ 40k miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2003
24th Jun 2004, 04:49
I feel sorry for you, you obviously got a bad one or don't know how to take care of a car. My 2000 Neon ES, purchased with 28 miles on it, is still going strong at 98,200 miles and the only thing I've replaced that isn't routine maintenance stated in the owner's manual is a windshield washer pump ($14.99). Better luck next time. Some Toyota's and Honda's suck too and usually cost a lot more to replace regular maintenance items, but for some reason, owner's of these cars don't seem to say anything about it.