1997 Plymouth Neon Highline 2.0 liter 4 cylinder from North America
Makes me smile; good get-around car
Head gasket cracked around 46,000 miles. I am writing this review because of the problem. It seems to happen to many Neons in the 95-99 range, and it can be fixed for a minimal cost. You can contact your dealer and only pay up to $150 for a repair that would cost around $500 - $600. Chrysler will pay the rest because of the faulty part - EVEN THOUGH there has been no official recall. Half the dealers I called would offer the service. Call around.
Brakes squeak when wet; sometimes when dry. Had trouble with one Dodge service department taking me seriously with this problem. Yes, it's the brake pads, but don't wait until after the warranty has expired to suddenly find a repair option (I had brought it up multiple times while the brakes were under warranty to have them say, "they just do that").
Wish for a little more "umph" when accelerating.
I really love this car. It was my first new car, and I have been very happy with it.
It's really comfy and everyone I truck around is amazed at the interior room.
Happy with the trunk space too.
No paint troubles; although a friend with a '95 did. She also had rust problems in the door wells. Hopefully ironed out by '97! (I have an electronic rust protector installed).
I even think it's nice for long trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th June, 2001