1995 Plymouth Neon Reviews - Page 6 of 19

1995 Plymouth Neon Highlines 2.0L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 kilometres
Most recent distance234000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Santana

Summary:

After all parts was changed, the vehicle could run good, I wished I never bought that vehicle.

Faults:

Almost everything!

1) Engine leaked oil since I bought the car, and it never stopped, I didn't fix it because it caused too much $800, the car was worth $3000 at that time. The good thing is you don't have to change oil regularly, all you have to do is to add some when it needed.

2) The water pump and timing belt had to be changed at 173000 KM.

3) The fuel pump had to be changed at 181000 KM.

4) The "Check Engine" light had to stay on for every 8 months, but it would off automatically after couple of months.

5) The rotor was broken around 168000 KM.

6) The shocks in the back I replaced twice in two years.

7) The exhaust doesn't work well since I bought the car, I never passed a single emission test.

8) The compressor of Air conditioner was broken around 191000 KM.

General Comments:

The acceleration is nuts, I got all kinds of vehicles almost kissed in my back when the traffic light turns green. Every tank of gasoline (around 35L), I could run 260 KM in winter time on local traffic. I figured that's abnormal.

The vehicle was dead on the street for 5 or 6 times in the first year I owned it. The problems were: Battery, water pump&timing belt, rotor, fuel pump.

The good thing is it doesn't have any problems yet since 200000 KM except oil-leaking still.

The sound system is good, I installed a CD player, and I enjoyed very much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

1995 Plymouth Neon Highline 2.0 16v from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired122342 miles
Most recent distance125789 miles

Summary:

Great if you can look past its continuous problems

Faults:

The paint has been chipping on both of the bumpers.

Alternator belt has broken 4 times while at high speeds in the 3,500 miles that I have driven it.

Replaced radio because of horrible signal.

Shocks are absolutely horrible. I bottom out on every speed bump.

Weird gurgling noise coming from the passenger side of the engine while driving.

Had to get the transmission rebuilt.

General Comments:

Now that the transmission is rebuilt, the car drives very well.

The seats are extremely comfortable.

This car cannot stand the Texas heat though. Overheats on 100 degree plus days.

Car is extremely low to the ground with its 13 inch wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2004

1995 Plymouth Neon 2.0 DOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired26 miles
Most recent distance142489 miles
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

I love my Neon

Faults:

Parts replace due to normal wear and tear.

I have replaced the air conditioner pump, water pump, and belts all after

60,000 miles or more were on my car.

I had the ball joint replace on the passenger front wheel during the time my car was still under warranty.

General Comments:

It's a great, sporty little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2004

1995 Plymouth Neon Base from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles

Summary:

A fun car to drive

Faults:

The left turn signal turns on when the brake is applied.

Power steering fluid leaks and must be added weekly in warmer months and bi-weekly in colder months. The repair would cost about $500 which is about what the car is worth.

The care sometimes hesitates when trying to accelerate. This can cause things to get a little dicey when pulling out at a busy intersection although it mainly occurs in the higher gears on the highway etc.

General Comments:

The Neon has been a great car. It is inexpensive to run and is reliable. As is ages it seems to be developing more problems, but for someone equipped to deal with them it would be a great car to run into the ground. The car is incredibly fun to drive and handles great. The braking is excellent as well/

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2004

21st May 2004, 14:05

I traded in my 1995 Neon for a 2004 Honda Civic EX yesterday. The Civic is OK and supposedly very reliable. It is comfortable and looks great, but I will definitely miss my Neon. The Civic does not have nearly as much pep as the Neon, it accelerates more slowly on the highway and does not seem to do as well at high speeds. It also does not handle as well around turns and in and out of traffic etc. They tell me I will get used to it... I hope so!

28th Feb 2006, 18:27

Your blinker turns on when applying the brakes?

I have a '95 Neon as well, and sometimes when my left blinker is on, applying the brakes makes it act as if the bulb is burned out.

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