1995 Plymouth Neon Reviews - Page 2 of 19

1995 Plymouth Neon Sport 2.0L SOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0L SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles

Summary:

Not the perfect car, but an excellent choice for your first car

Faults:

Head gasket blew at 80,000 miles.

Power steering rack began to leak at 80,000 miles.

General Comments:

It's really not that bad. After I fixed the head gasket and power steering rack, the car has been fine. It runs pretty well and never hesitates to start.

It has a lot of acceleration for only 130 BHP; it easily makes it from 0-60 in about 10 seconds, which doesn't sound impressive, but it is for a 14-year old car with 80,000 miles.

Its handling is decent, but it does have quite a bit of understeer, odd for a front-wheel-drive car. I was surprised at how sure-footed it is in the snow. It never had any trouble going through 6 inches of snow on a twisty backroad, and that was with sport tires. It's no Subaru, but it handles a New England winter with the best of them.

Overall, I'm very happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2009

1995 Plymouth Neon Sport 2.0 I-4 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 I-4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

A good car with some minor flaws. Dodge could have done better, but it's not bad

Faults:

The head gasket blew soon after I bought the car.

The strut rubbers have started to come off.

There is a small hole in the exhaust pipe.

The trunk leaks slightly.

General Comments:

Overall, I am very happy with the car. The previous owner installed a new transmission as well as a new Kenwood audio system.

The interior is in great condition with only a few blemishes.

The paint has chipped around the rear windows a bit, but otherwise it is fine.

The undercarriage is in perfect condition, and the suspension is great. It handles well and is quite torquey!

My only complaints would have to be the blown head gasket and leaky trunk.

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

Review Date: 13th November, 2008

1st Sep 2009, 20:37

Update:

At 83,500 miles now. Have now replaced the power steering rack and tie rod ends. My alternator bearing has begun to squeak and I suspect I'll have to replace that soon. A/C compressor has just recently begun to leak compressor oil, we most like have to replace that soon as well. Just today the line connecting the fuel filter to the main gas line broke, leaking about 6 gallons of gas all over my driveway, and rendering my car useless until I was able to get to the autoparts store with the car I borrowed from my grandmother. Replaced the filter, is now working fine again. Overall, have become less happy with this car. Will keep it for the remainder of highschool, then I will sell it and buy a newer car for college. Most likely a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla.

1995 Plymouth Neon Highline 2.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carDodge Daytona

Summary:

Would buy another one in a heartbeat

Faults:

Head gasket blew after 115,000 miles but gave several warnings I did not heed to because I drive them 'til they break. Paint is peeling but is 13 years old. Shifter cable bushing broke around 115,000 but has held now for 3 years with a simple coat hanger fix. Rain leaks into driver's floorboard in the cooler months. Radio volume just lately fades out but is "13 yrs. old". Driver's window has been floppy for the past two years but still works. Headlight lens' are milky and don't shine good at all. What it all boils down to is at 154,000 miles and 13 years I have had, if any, less problems, all things considered, with this Neon than the other vehicles I've owned... which is 12.

General Comments:

Gets 38 mpg, quick and fast for a 4 banger, handles great, roomy in the front and lots of trunk space, well worth the $1000.00 I paid for vehicle 3 yrs. ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2008

1995 Plymouth Neon Sport 2.0 SOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles

Summary:

Great car - best car I've owned

Faults:

Well I have a 95 Plymouth Neon Sport. I love it. I paid 1400 for it and it ran great.

After about a month or two, friends from work told me that it was burning oil. I didn't see any blue smoke so I didn't worry about it about that at the time.

The check engine light came on, so I borrowed a computer diagnostics tool and it said idea system problem or something, so I didn't worry about it. 6 months I checked it again and found out that it wasn't, it was the oxygen sensor (rear). A friend told me that it was always the rear one.

Check engine light again; got the code 64, found out it was the catalytic converter.

Radio would shut off and come back at random. Found it, replaced the power wire from the battery, works fine.

Had problems with speakers producing a popping noise above a certain volume. Replaced wires to the rear speaker and it works great.

New starter and car still won't start. Tried jumping a small red wire to the battery with the key in the on position. Started right up. Later replaced the neutral positioning sensor. Works great.

I am wondering if when when I step on the gas and quickly remove my foot from the gas, not applying the brake, if it should jerk? It also seems to jerk when it shifts through the gears, and it's an auto, not a stick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2008

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