2000 Dodge Neon LE 2.0 from North America


An expensive lesson


The window handle fell off on the first day.

I had a bad spark plug, the car had to be towed 50 km to the dealership.

The air conditioning blew hot air, they told me that there was nothing wrong with it.

The heat was making a loud humming sound.

A strut broke within the first year, they said it must have had a crack coming out of the factory.

The air filter box bolts are stripped and broken (seized). They told me it was my fault even though they have changed it for the past 3 years.

It is leaking oil.

It revs high when I start it.

The rubber it peeling off of the console around the stereo.

The back window has leaked since day one.

The camber (steering) has gone off kilter twice.

General Comments:

This car is horrible in the winter, it slides everywhere.

I do not feel safe in this car.

I cannot depend on the car.

There should be lemon laws in Canada.

It is quick for a little car.

I think that Chrysler should be ashamed of themselves for selling this car.

I am going out to the Nissan dealership to get a real car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 2002

14th Feb 2003, 10:52

I do not agree with you. I drive a Neon in Canada with 1 year old winter tires, I never have any problem on roads covered with snow and ice and no sliding as you mentioned. I do believe it depends on the tire conditions and driving skills.

I feel safe in winter in this car.

So far I have had only one problem with the gas filter with my Neon, but overall considering its price and repair prices I think it's a good small economical car.

2000 Dodge Neon from North America


Looks are deceiving


The steering column has squealed since the day I purchased the car. No one has been able to figure it out.

The car itself sounds like a wind-up car. The engine is racy and loud.

The air conditioning stopped working after one year (only one summer of use). The dealership and Dodge refused to service it because I had just gone over my warranty. Numerous repair shops have been unable to figure out the problem.

I have had to have the brakes fixed and rotors filed numerous times. The brakes still squeal every day, rain or shine.

I had a tire blow only three months after buying the car.

At 55,000 miles I am beginning to experience oil leakage. I keep running out of oil, but I cannot find any puddles. The oil light has never come on to alert me that I am out of oil. I am going to have it checked. Surprise, it is probably my head gasket!

Overall, it is a cute car, but that is all the credit that I will give them. The dealership and the company have been horrible. I believe that they are fully aware of the problems and that they are not standing behind their product. They are robbing us blindly. I used to believe in buying American, but so far, I haven't had anything good to go on.

General Comments:

Dodge is a horrible company made up of liars and thieves. Their dealers are just as lousy. They are causing the American car industry to look really bad. I think they owe all of us Neon owners some free maintenence work and an apology. They should at least confess that there is a manufacturer's defect and it should be corrected. Until then, they should stop selling these cars and we should all stop buying them.

I will NEVER buy another Dodge!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th June, 2002

28th Mar 2003, 22:12

If you manage to get Dodge to listen to you I could use their number also... I have been pouring money into this car for 2 years now with no help from Dodge or the dealership.

7th Apr 2003, 18:19

I'll tell you what worked for me. I had the dealership replace my steering rack after the car was out of warranty. If chrysler financial holds the note on your car call the factory rep, and if you can't' get them to help you tell them to come pick up their car. They own the car not you, and they don't want their junk back.