2nd Jul 2002, 01:37
I strongly agree.
I have had the worst services with the dodge dealership. I think they make great looking cars, but their service is the worst I have ever seen. I have been to four different dealerships and they gotten worst every-time. I have spent 4,500 dollars in repairs that was not covered in the warranty.
They said I would be sent a gold card with the car's information on it. It's been two years and I still haven't gotten it. You need it to get quick service at any dealerships repair shop. I just got the run a round.
After the repairs on my 98 neon. It's very fun to drive. But I will never, never, never go to a Dodge dealer again.
They sell nothing but costly patching up rubbish.
29th Jul 2002, 11:41
My neon is fine..
I have a 1998 dodge neon highline and so far nothing has gone wrong with it its 4 years old and has 41,000 miles and is still running like the day I bought it. I'd say it was money well spent, but I guess its just luck who gets the good ones and who gets the crap ones...
15th Nov 2002, 10:24
I also have a 1998 Dodge Neon which now has an Oil pan gasket leak. I should have checked this website prior to purchasing the car. I am disgusted, to find, that the company does not provide assistance for their defects. This was my first attempt to find some sort of recall. I hope the repairs won't put me in the poor house. I will never buy or recommend Dodge.
26th Dec 2002, 14:57
I purchased my 98 Dodge Neon High line in July 2000. One day almost a month ago, the oil light came on, there was a ticking noise, so I put oil in it. I took a day later to have the oil and filter changed after putting too much oil. Later that same evening, the noise got worse, it started knocking, I had it towed home. Now every mechanic says it needs a new engine. I have bad luck with cars all together, but this one is worse. It's 4 years old, I've got 36 more payments. The things we go through to have a ride.
16th Apr 2003, 08:15
I basically have the same general outlook on Dodge/Chrysler dealers as everyone in the comment section. Since purchasing my 1998 Dodge Neon in 2000, when it had 34,000 Km, I've replaced the head gasket twice, had a major transmission overhaul, a/c repair, numerous brake problems,& cooling system repairs, costing thousands of dollars. I'm in the same boat as everyone and not in a financial position to trade or to fix it myself anymore. At this time, the dealer informed me I have a bad rear main seal and the repair cost estimate is 700-800 dollars. It is incredible that these car manufacturers can get away with selling these "money pits on wheels" and basically walk away from any and in some cases all responsibility. The rear main seal of a vehicle should not be defective after just 107,000 km. This is absurd. Also, if the rear main seal is bad, then one would think it would have been leaking when they overhauled the transmission at 80,000 km. In my opinion, they should have noticed some leakage at that time. The fix then would have been minimal cost to me of a 50 dollar part and 1/2 hr labor. Now I'm looking at paying a considerable amount more. This is definitely the last dodge vehicle I'll ever own no matter what it costs to trade. North American made vehicles are inferior to Japanese made vehicles and my next car will be a Honda or Toyota where they do take responsibility for what they sell.
24th Jan 2004, 05:49
I purchased a 98 Dodge Neon in Oct 98. At 93,000 miles I am trying to fix an oil leak. My mechanic has replaced the gage and the gasket seal. So far only 120.00. I read this site today, and I'm thinking about trading it in. I think I will have my mechanic check it out one more time, but it seems these cars do have an issue.
16th Mar 2004, 14:25
I own a 1998 dodge neon. I am planning on selling it and after reading all these posts, thank god. I have to say though. I got in a small accident and it was fine, no engine damage, just body repair. But the head gasket blew after a year and it was still under warranty. We should all get together and avenge chrysler. If they made the defect, why in the hell do we all have to pay for it?? I have maintained my car, but hate how the brakes have always squeaked. I have to say though, it has never left me high and dry. I did have to replace the battery after 5 years, which is fine. How much should I ask for this thing in Canadian dollars? Sugestions?
29th May 2004, 15:14
I too have a 98 Neon. The car is now 6 years old with 100000 kms. on it. I added a cold air intake, clear bumper lights, and rims off of a sx 2.0. The only thing I dislike about the car is that the brakes squeel, the trunk leaks, and the engine has a slight tick.
7th Jun 2004, 12:15
I have a 1995 Plymouth Neon Highline. I purchased it four months ago. It was a problem at first, the air conditioner compressor went out at 76,000 miles. Then it has developed a major power steering leak at 78,000 miles, but over all its quit, smooth and comfy. It currently has 80,124 miles and going strong. Aside from the few minor problems I think it is a goo little car for fuel economy and price.
8th Jun 2004, 15:14
I just bought a 98 neon. 2 months later I find I need a new head gasket 560. I new neon's had this problem, but I was hoping I had some time before this happened o well. Guess not. well I found out the The leaking trung and The engine tick was normal so what ever. We will see what else goes wrong with my little lady.
15th Sep 2004, 08:26
We purchased a 1998 Dodge Neon in November of 97. The first month I had the car the brake fluid vanished. I took it back to the dealers and they could not find any problem. I had no problem with it till 6 months later with the same results. The head gasket was replaced before the warranty was up as well as the fuel pump due to deteriorated gaskets. It now has 59000 miles, but has had a problem of losing at least 3 quarts of oil before it has to be changed. The air condition went out this spring and now I am having a problem starting the car. The dealer cannot find the problem with starting the car other than it might be the fuel pump. Recently I have had repairs done to replace the cam sensor, gasket cylinder cover, seal-spark plug tube, and tube spark plugs as well as new spark plugs. Just returned from having the above done yesterday and it would hardly start this AM. Think it's time to get rid of it! My husband says it is a lemon! Sounds like they are all lemons! Chrysler mechanics also! Rose Taylor.