2001 Dodge Neon ES 2.0 from North America
10 years and almost 200k = Well done and thank you Dodge
In the past year she has required some work for overheating and the transmission seal (common Dodge problem).
I'm also getting brakes done for the 3rd time (about $200 replacing front rotors and pads).
The head gasket is on its last legs, as I have some kind of sealer in there now that my mechanic recommended. When it goes, I doubt I'll put much more money in it.
My wife bought this car new before we got married. It's been a great little car.
I now use it as a commuter car, and have 165k. I'm on our 4th set of tires, and just upgraded to SRT rims and 17" tires.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th February, 2011
7th Feb 2011, 20:50
Not to be mean or anything, but I have heard that Dodge Neons don't come out to be great cars. Neither do the Dodge Plymouth (especially the Breeze). I have an uncle that has had really bad problems with his Plymouth, and it's no longer driveable. He has wasted a lot of green on it, and all for nothing. We see a lot of those cars at the junk yard and people selling them real cheap and why? Because they aren't good cars. I'm not too sure about the Neons, but I have heard through others that have owned them that they have a lot of problems with them.
8th Feb 2011, 18:00
To the above commentor:
I'm not the original reviewer, but I also owned a Dodge Neon. It was the absolute worst piece of crap I've ever owned. I'm happy to hear this person had good luck with theirs, but mine sucked.
2nd Jun 2013, 18:09
We looked at a Neon, then got a well used Corolla! I mean, with all the internet advice / owners opinions around for over a decade, I now do not befriend folks who do not have the energy to perform research! My Corolla has cost me some brake pads / oil / tires, and oh yeah, a $45 sensor in 72k miles!