1995 Plymouth Neon Reviews - Page 13 of 19

1995 Plymouth Neon 2.0 SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Stylish and Handler for Cheap

Faults:

There is only one thing that I have noticed wrong with this vehicle. The windows never seal when they are up to the full level. To fix this, I simply bought Vent-Shades for $50 and that solved the problem rather easily, and it even provides an extra amount of style to the vehicle.

General Comments:

This car handles very well for just having stock pulleys on the wheels. With replacements, it would add more traction and better grip to the road, but that would cost around $250.00.

The seats are very well designed and are very comfortable. For big men, it is harder then I thought it would be to find a comfortable position, but when you do, you don't want to move.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2002

1995 Plymouth Neon 4 Door Sport from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

It's a reliable car yet costly problems

Faults:

There are scratches on the driver's and passengers' windows from rolling them up and down.

The oil has leaked several times in the past 2 years.

The speedometer stopped working for awhile.

The check engine light came on 3 times in a period of 5 months.

Sometimes the blinkers act up.

Sometimes the button for the fog lights won't turn on or off.

Moisture builds up in front window by the bottom edge in the wintertime.

Windows seems to fall down and can be very annoying.

We replaced tires at 52,000 miles.

At 53,000 miles, our air conditioning just went out.

The car rusts easily around the bottom of the doors--we replaced 2 doors still under warranty. It costs $800 to replace it, and the car itself is worth a little over $3000.

General Comments:

The anti-lock brakes work wonderfully on the car.

Due to problems with the air conditioning and other problems that have come up in the past year, it is time to consider buying a better car. Suggestion: try a Chevy Prizm, we have never had any problems with those.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th May, 2002

1995 Plymouth Neon Highline 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired17900 kilometres
Most recent distance80075 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Neon

Summary:

Good only when new, otherwise piece of crap

Faults:

Head gasket leaked at 75000 km.

Lots of road noise intrusion into cabin.

Tires wore out at 50000 km.

Easy paint chips in most contact.

Cabin pieces easy to break off.

Cabin transmission cover flimsy, poked.

Water leaks into cabin at windshield.

Short battery life.

Stereo sounds distorted and fades.

Power flicker when lights/radio on.

Car loses torque power when driving.

Growling sounds when driving wet weather.

General Comments:

My 1995 Neon Highline is only good when it was new. It was very peppy, fast, and powerful for a small car. This is a disposable car, an expensive disposable car when all is taken into consideration. I should have heeded the advice from consumer rating books and never bought my Neon. I should have paid more money and bought Japanese or German cars with higher average quality and longevity. Even other American car products from Ford, GM were rated slightly higher than Chrysler. Chrysler does have better outside styling, but what good is style when the insides are bad. Do you ever wonder why Chrysler is nearing bankruptcy again and had to be bought out by German car company, Daimler?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

4th Oct 2005, 15:25

No chysler bought diamler.

4th Oct 2005, 23:39

No, Daimler-Benz bought out Chrysler. Look it up...

1995 Plymouth Neon 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A great car for a great deal

Faults:

Thermostat replaced at 40,000 miles.

Head gasket replaced at 100,000 miles.

Leak in trunk.

Squeaky brakes.

General Comments:

I thought this car was terrific.

Though Consumer reports says it's one to avoid, I'd be happy to own another just like it.

It gets great gas mileage and has plenty of pep for windy mountain roads.

It's very reliable. It's only broken down once in 7 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2002

1995 Plymouth Neon Highline Sedan 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Cute and Zippy at first, too many problems in the long term

Faults:

Head gasket is about to blow. We're leasing a new Toyota Echo, so the Neon has been sitting since December 2001.

Constantly leaks oil, which is related to the head gasket problem.

Both oxygen sensors replaced within 1,000 miles of each other.

Timing belt replaced at 58,000 miles.

I am 5'9" and can't find a comfortable seat-to-steering wheel ratio. Either my legs are too close to the pedals and I can reach with my arms, or my legs are comfortable and I'm reaching too far with my arms.

Very easy to fit a car-seat in each of the back seats.

No trunk light.

General Comments:

The car is very "zippy", but it's unreliability is not worth it.

We are trying to sell our Neon and have lowered the price significantly, since the head gasket is going out. Makes me nervous when anyone wants to test drive it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th April, 2002

3rd Jun 2002, 18:58

Worst car I ever bought. My car is 4 yrs old and still not paid off. My head gasket jus blow on top of a rear main seal leak. Plus I'm always replacing my breaks. I would never advise anyone to buy this car.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 64 reviews