1995 Plymouth Neon Reviews - Page 5 of 19

1995 Plymouth Neon Highline 2.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carMazda B2200

Summary:

No you're not a sleep, This is a true Nightmare

Faults:

So many things went wrong I do not have room to list them all. From five hundred miles until the engine failed it was in the shop each week. There was a service file over four inches thick. From wiring to fuel injection to parts falling off to water flooding into the interior. The dash was replaced. The steering was replaced. The drivers door was replaced as it fell off. The body had so much flex that going around a corner the windows would pop out of their tracks.

General Comments:

Chrysler ripped off my money. IMO. I wanted my wonderful Mazda back, but it had already been sold. Those that got a good neon are very lucky. Most people did not. Sad when a two year old car is headed for the scrap yard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th May, 2005

7th Aug 2005, 18:13

What kind of Mazda did you have? Was there anything wrong with it or did you just want a trade? I like Mazda's they are nice cars. Just thought I would ask. Thanks!

~Jackie.

1995 Plymouth Neon from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance80200 miles

Summary:

My car rocks

Faults:

Not too much... granted, I've only had it for 3 years. There was an incident where it was leaking gas pretty badly and I had to take it in. The mechanic said that my rubber ring thing around the tank opening had gotten hard and cracked, which caused the leak.

I also had to have my brakes fixed this winter... they were squeaking even when I wasn't breaking. Which I thought was strange. It cost me about $400 to fix.

General Comments:

This was my first car, so I really haven't had anything to compare it to... but I like it. The gas mileage could be better... I think I'm getting like, 20 miles to the gallon. I drive really fast though, so that could be the problem.

I had it repainted a couple of years back, so it looks great. When the sun is shining it's all glittery and cute and I absolutely love it. It's a little rough on the highway and something could be done about the noise problem, but again, that could be due to my driving.

Also, it turns like a friggin monster. I can take sharp turns at whatever speed I want (usually about 40 mph) and I've never worried about flipping over or skidding or anything. I would like more power...it's tough trying to get up steep hills. I'm the girl that always tries to beat everybody at the stoplight, and I only win about half of the time.

If you're looking for a good, reliable first car, I would definitely suggest a Neon. I've never broken down on the highway or stalled at a light or been stranded in a parking lot because it wouldn't start up. Which I'm pretty happy about.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th May, 2005

9th May 2005, 21:05

The squeaking brakes were caused by worn pads. They're designed so they squeak when worn down, (even when not braking) to "warn" the driver that they need replaced.

1995 Plymouth Neon LS 2.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Neon

Summary:

This was the worst investment of my life!

Faults:

Transmission slips, Engine was rebuilt professionally, but still sucks, bad alternator, Head gasket blown when I bought it.

General Comments:

I'd rather have a skooter.

This car was the worst investment of my life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th April, 2005

29th Apr 2005, 14:08

First, a car is not an investment. You do not expect to make money from buying it.

Next, before you buy another high-mileage car, spend a few bucks to have a competent mechanic check it over first, if you don't have any mechanical expertise of your own. All the problems you described are not unusual for a car that has gone 140K miles.

29th Apr 2005, 15:10

I had a 95, A/C problems.Poor quality car.

1995 Plymouth Neon Base 2.4L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carPontiac Sunfire

Summary:

Our Neon has been a fantastic car

Faults:

Both tie-rod ends wore out.

Oxygen Sensor went out.

Small oil gasket replaced.

Minor oil leak.

General Comments:

We are very happy with this car!

Though inexpensive it has held up great for us. No major repairs or problems.

The fuel economy is great and it handles nicely.

It is roomy inside, but small outside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2005

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