1995 Plymouth Neon Highline 2 door Coupe 2.0 SOHC from North America
A fun car to own, but I needed a lot of things fixed early on..
Transmission needed to be serviced the day after I bought it. The car was not shifting at the proper speeds and RPM.
A week later, the climate control light went out and was replaced.
Also, there was a spark plug that was misfiring, so that was replaced, along with the wires.
A loose exhaust bracket was tightened on the same service date.
The windows are VERY leaky and loud at high speeds.
Engine is very loud at high speeds and RPMs (such as on the highway).
The brakes squeak.
Even though I have not owned a Neon for very long, I love the car already! All of the problems I have listed (with the exception of the last three, which are typical Neon characteristics anyway) were fixed under warranty, and I have not had a problem with them since. I had to take this car cross country on a move a few weeks after purchase, and it performed very well on the long drive, without so much as one service light coming on or a leak.
The car handles very well, with great maneuverability and braking.
All of the features (AC, cruise control, etc) work well so far.
Overall, very fun to drive, but since I have not owned it long I'll give an update review in a few months.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2001
The engine is noisy because Chrysler refuse to install an overdrive automatic transmission in neons to this day.. WAKE UP CHRYSLER.
I was the original writer of this review, and now, 2 years later, the car is no good. It POURS out oil at a rate that you cannot drive it for 5 minutes without it losing 3 quarts, it is on its 2nd transmission and power steering, which are both going bad AGAIN, thermostat is messed up, and O2 sensor it messed up. Not worth my money to fix since the car is only worth about 500.00 Seems like these cars, although fun to drive when they work just DO NOT WORK enough to be worth the money. DO NOT BUY!!!
Man I'm sorry to hear that... I'm in love with Neons and we have 2 of them and they both run beautifully even after 200,000 miles on them...