1996 Plymouth Neon 4 cy from North America
The car is okay, but I would not buy another, nor do I recommend anyone to purchase this make
I purchased the car and within the second week, the head gasket blew.
I have had to have brakes replaced. Even when replaced they are still squeaky.
I have had to get the rear main seals replaced.
The paint is peeling.
Overall, the car is OK. I didn't have to pay for the head gasket. I did pay for the rear main seals because the oil was leaking.
The car doesn't have a lot of power, but it goes pretty fast after changing over.
I hate the brakes. I wish they would shut up.
The panel lights will mysteriously flash off and on and the spedometer will move or stop working during real hot weather or really cold weather. Every mechanic I has taken it to and asked can not give this a diagnosis.
I have to get a paint job due to the cheap paint.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd November, 2002
3rd Aug 2004, 10:03
I own a Plymouth Neon 2DR Highline model and have experienced the gauge panel (speedometer, gas, oil, water gauges) go out for no reason while driving down the road. I took the panel apart and found the 2 connectors behind the panel to be loose and causing a loss of connection. I remounted the connectors to be closer to the gauge panel (had to press really hard to mount the gauge panel in place) and that fixed the intermittent problems with it.
30th Dec 2004, 13:16
I recently bought a 1996 Highline and replaced the cluster panel. Now all the mysterious lights work properly. If this is not fixed it will also affect the shifting. Also, I have noticed oil leaking and was told it was the head gasket. I only have 78,000 miles of this vehicle.