2002 Dodge Neon R/T 2.0 DOHC from North America
Not as bad as advertised
The engine has to be replaced every 20,000 miles.
There are numerous squeaks and rattles that appear and disappear around the car.
I now have 50,000 very hard miles on my Neon (used it for road rallying for the first 35,000) and its held up surprisingly well.
The car takes some time to get warm on the coldest of days.
I sell cars at a Dodge dealership, that's why I bought the car, so I cannot rate the service.
The resale value is the poorest part of the deal. My car, with 50,000 miles and in rough condition, is worth nothing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th September, 2004
7th Dec 2004, 15:25
It's "not as bad as advertised" but you have to replace the engine every 20K miles?
How much worse could it be than that?
19th Sep 2005, 21:36
I really don't get that "it needs a new engine every 20,000 miles". Could this actually be true on ANY car... that it's actually a somewhat known fact? I've never heard anything like that at all and was just wondering if you meant something other that what you said. I'm looking to maybe get one of these, and if legitimate, then that would weigh greatly on my purchase.
23rd Oct 2006, 08:30
He used it for road rallying, speak: racing. That means there is no comparison to everyday driving. The review is pretty useless actually.