2001 Dodge Neon SE 2.0 from North America
Cheap garbage from a corrupt domestic manufacturer
Brakes, front and rear struts, tie rods, catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, trunk lock, powertrain control module, rear door handles, ignition coil, headlight reminder, door-locks, starter, passenger seat track, dome light.
Tie rods fell apart while driving, almost killing me.
All struts began leaking, bottoming car down during winter.
Catalytic converter plugged up, ruining mpg and power and messing up O2 sensor.
Trunk lock slowly quit working.
Door locks keep getting stuck.
Headlight reminder bell quit working, making me forget to turn headlights off and killing battery.
Dome light quit working, even after bulb and fuse replacement.
Powertrain control module stopped working, costing me $297 even after doing job myself.
Rear door handles hard to move even with lubrication.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th March, 2011
26th Mar 2011, 14:22
This is why Chrysler is finished in North America. They should have faded away years ago. They have been building the worst cars in North America for a very long time. Once Fiat establishes itself as a separate brand, Chrysler will be finished. All Fiat wants from Chrysler is their dealer network in North America. It's already happening where I live. Long standing Dodge dealerships are now sporting the Fiat name.
24th Nov 2014, 02:52
I'm not a big fan of Neons, but come on. Tie rods so worn that they come apart? Sounds like lack of maintenance, not just of tie rods, but of most of the things listed. If you have a vehicle, you have to maintain it. This sounds like one of those good looking cars I see in the junkyard, just there because it wasn't maintained, and eventually has so much wrong with it that it is junkyard bound. Fix things as they fail. On any vehicle.
24th Nov 2014, 02:56
Fiat? Fiats have a reputation lower than dirt. The New Fiat 500, which is a good looking little car, is already getting to be known as a poor quality piece of junk. We all know what Fiat means. Fix It Again Tony!!