2001 Dodge Neon from North America
Cute, maybe. Trash, for sure
The back defrost stopped working.
Then the sun roof.
Then the air-conditioner.
Now, the gas indicator no longer works, it sits at empty, no matter how much gas I have in it.
To make matters worse, now it won't start at all. Go figure.
Sounds like a gun going off when I try to start it. Someone suggested that it was the starter. My father believed it simply needed a new battery. He changed the battery and it started for him. Two days later... it won't start again. We are now getting opinions left and right, the starter, the fuel injector (?), the timing belt has a chipped tooth. With every diagnosis we get, the cost to fix it jumps considerably. I wish I could just trade this piece of junk in for another Honda. I've always loved Hondas, but thought this Neon was cute as a sporty little button. It's sitting in my garage, and my husband and I have been carpooling to work... in his lovely Honda of course. We're still trying to get opinions on a reliable garage for a real diagnosis. I have a headache just thinking about this darn thing that has been a price waiting to happen at every turn. Ugh.
And now that I want to get rid of it, my husband insists we have to fix everything first. Bloody terrific. After spending so much money on it, I'm just going to have to end up keeping that darn thing.
I can say though, when it was working properly. It was nice to drive and all the windows are so big and nice you can see all around you. It's still a hot looking little thing, deceptive indeed.
I thought it would be too small for me as I am 5'11" but it was fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th January, 2004
10th Jan 2004, 01:26
If you replaced the battery and it started, and then it failed again, it may be the alternator. Like you said, though, you are getting opinions left and right.
3rd Apr 2004, 19:01
If the car sounded like guns going off it was not the car, but people from Honda shooting at you for buying it.