2001 Dodge Neon Reviews - Page 14 of 14

2001 Dodge Neon ES Highline 2.0 single cam from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 single cam Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

You can't do better for the price

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

My wife and I both have Neons. Mine is a 2000, 5-speed and no extras. It has run beautifully. I drive 130 miles a day in my commute and never have ever had a problem. 16,000 miles and going.

My wife's Neon is a 2001, automatic and A/C. No problems whatsoever, it has 28,000 miles on it. The head gaskets in the 2nd generation Neons, have proven much more reliable. So don't worry about them.

The 2002 neon has a 4 speed tranny, not sure on reliability, but the tranny is made by Mitsubishi. I feel Mitsubishi products are far inferior so we'll see. I hope that this helps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2002

2001 Dodge Neon Highline SE 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Good for me, but frightened by others' comments!

Faults:

I just purchased my vehicle a few weeks ago. I commute 30 miles each way to and from work, 5 days per week, in bumper to bumper traffic. Although the gas mileage is low due to the slow traffic, I was able to open it up on the highway (trip to Mexico) and got 35 mpg as advertised. One problem, there is a pop/tick in the steering column! Anyone else hear this?

Am taking it to a service center this week to see about fixing it.

General Comments:

Handles well.

Good acceleration.

Good mpg on the highway.

Very comfortable and roomy for such a low price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th October, 2001

21st May 2003, 14:51

Hi,

I bought my 1998 Dodge Neon in 1999, in 2001 it began to leak oil and still doing so. The air conditioning is completely gone, needs a compressor. The horn just stopped working, thought it was the fuse, but the mechanic said the horn is gone. Now the steering column shakes-don't know why. Have had brakes replaced twice. Don't think I'll buy another Dodge of anything. Oh! I forgot, the brake lights would not cut off, even after the car was turned off, I would have to shake the brake pedal to cut them off.

Happy Driving!!

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 48 reviews