22nd Feb 2004, 22:00
My best friend owns a 2000 neon, thus far I have driven it almost more than she has. this car is absolutely amazing in all sorts of conditions. I drove it almost 700 miles in one day, I encountered almost every road condition (except snow) this car definitely held its own. I can't imagine anyone owning this car not feeling safe. I did around 100 down the interstate and it was a dream.
14th Apr 2004, 11:33
WOW I don't believe how many people are attacking this person for posting the review. My best friend had a Neon, bought it brand new, and had the following problems:
1. Head gasket leaked and had to be replaced
2. A/C stopped working after first summer
3. Tires cost a fortune to replace
4. Numerous electrical problems
5. Idled extremely rough
6. Interior trim started falling apart, namely on the doors.
He only owned it 2 years and put 37000 miles on it. When he went to trade it in he got $2000 LESS than what was owned on it.
There is a happy ending to his story though. After the Neon he got a new job and bought a brand new Ford F150. 40000 miles later and the truck hasn't had a single problem!
9th May 2004, 21:27
Dodge Neon 2000 - well maintained, driven gently yet at only 34,000 km, needs a new head gasket??!!!
VERY unsatisfied customer.
21st Jan 2006, 00:17
I have a 2000 Dodge Neon. With 194000 km on it I have only had to replace one tie rod end The tires and the front brakes the battery and a tuneup. I bought it used and it had 71000 km on it when I bought it. I am quite satisfied with my car. and expect that it will give me another 70 to 100000 km. I travel over 190 km a day. Proper maintenance makes any car last.
30th Jan 2006, 15:40
I have a 2000 Dodge Neon that I bought used in late 2000. The engine and transmission have always run fine, but I've had annoying recurring electrical problems, that I've had dealer fix about 5 times so far. The switch that indicates the door is open keeps burning out, causing the dome lights to never turn off and the automatic locks to freak out (and eventually burn out). Each time I fix this it's another $300 down the drain.
31st Jan 2006, 14:47
I purchased my 2000 Neon, used, almost 2 years ago. From the first month I have had problems with it.
-The brakes squeaked, which was later found that defective pads were put on. I am finding I am replacing the pads/breaks every 6 months.
-When my car idles it shakes horribly.
-The power locks only work half of the time, and when they do it makes a loud noise.
-Last summer my sunroof started to leak, next I found my trunk leaked, and just a few days ago the passenger side door started letting water in as well, I now have water that sits at the bottom of my car (front passenger side).
I was just wondering if anyone else has had these problems (if they are common in Neon's or not).
7th Mar 2006, 11:40
I had bought my wife a 2000 Neon in early 2001 with only 3,000 miles on it. I didn't want the car, she did; I wanted to buy the 98 Honda Civic. Back to the story. The car ran fine for the remainder of 2001 through 2004. But recently we have been experiencing weird messages on the display like "NO BUF". What the heck does that mean anyway?
We take very good care of our vehicles and treat them with respect while we are driving them. All oil gets replaced every 3,000 miles, as well as bi-yearly tune-ups etc. etc.
Let me just say that I have always bought Japanese (Toyota, Honda) and never ever had a problem with the engine or electrical. Recently I just purchased my first American car, a 2006 Saturn ION 2 Color Black) and let me just say I think American car builders finally got it right. What a car; 5 speed auto on the floor, slick japanese look, and a 5 star safety rating.
17th May 2006, 21:48
We had a Japanese car... a Toyota in fact and it died at 140,000 miles while our Neons are over 230,000 miles and still run like the day we got them.
15th May 2007, 19:26
Like ALL vehicles, there are lemons in the batch. For whatever reason, one car gets missed on something and then the person that buys it hates the whole brand. Then there are others that get the pick of the crop and never have any problems, and swear that someone is lying. Don't judge the people on their views or the cars on one or two bad/good reviews. Get something you like and do your best not to get the "lemon".
28th May 2007, 16:04
I own a 2001 dodge neon. I bought it 11 months ago from a dealership and the following are wrong with it:
* Oil Leak
* Bad fuel filter
* Back window has leaked since I bought it
* dealership never did a tune up...
* bad timing belt.
So I can understand why some of you think your car is in wonderful condition. You should feel lucky. Let me ask you all this question... Why do you think they stopped making neon's?? It sure wasn't because people weren't buying them!!!
29th May 2007, 18:38
I have a 2000 Neon bought new. No major problems at all and after 177,000 miles, it does leak some oil. Would definitely get another.
4th Jun 2007, 18:24
Not A good car, Lots of problem, I bought one for $3000. 2000 model, 200000k, It was clean car and I was taken in to the looks, one month after purchase transmission gone and I rebuilt it now I wanna sell it, but pennies are being offered.
14th Jun 2007, 12:21
I love my 2000 Neon. I've had it for 3 years now and besides rear struts, brakes and a new battery it's been a reliable car. I really like how many mod parts are out for this car, in the last month I've increased the power from 132HP to around 200HP by adding the Magnum head, new performance PCM, 2.5" exhaust, bigger throttle body, CAI, UDP and bored the block out 40 over and didn't lose any drivability. I've lowered the car a bit and put konico struts all around and it handles really nice now. If I didn't feel this was a reliable vehicle there is no way I'd put this kind of money into this car. I think even stock it was a "peppy", fun, reliable car, now it's a blast when I pull up beside Preludes and Integra's and they can't pull away. Including purchase price and mods this car has less than $12000CDN into it. Find a better value than that, but as always, your mileage may vary as with anything in life.
5th Oct 2003, 22:27
Ya...in response to the first comments about all the problems with your neon... personally I think you should learn how to operate an automobile. I have a neon and it runs like a dream... i have put quite a bit of money into this car and I have 0 complaints... well 1...you saying that this car is bad. Also, remember, the life of the parts in the car depends on wether the car gets proper maintenance.