A money eating, aggravating piece of crap
The side view mirror fell off out of nowhere the day I got the car, that should have been my first clue...
The timing chain has been replaced twice.
My air conditioner went out at 70k miles.
The head gasket blew around 65k miles, took two tries, two major breakdowns/towing to finally fix that.
Brake pads have been replaced, but still work terribly and make the worst screeching sound you have ever heard when they come in to contact with more than one drop of water.
Speaking of water, my trunk leaks.
Speaking of leaks, for the longest time no one could figure out if it was my transmission fluid or oil that were leaking; turns out it was apparently both.
The service engine soon light remains constantly lit, just one more feature Plymouth offers.
The car does have an air bag, but when I got into an accident at 35 mph, the air bag did not deploy at all, thank goodness it wasn't a serious wreck.
The paint job started peeling when I'd only had it a month, and hasn't quit since. Now the top of the car is beginning to rust out, and I've been told (just like every other unfortunate Neon owner) that it was defective paint.
Car never stays in alignment, no matter how careful you are about bumps, etc.
Absolutely no get up and go.
All of this, and I still need back surgery to make up for all the discomfort sitting in this piece of crap car has caused me.
I have sunk more money into this pit than the car is worth, many times over. It is so completely not worth it, and I can't wait for the day I get to haul it off to the junkyard and say good riddance! Don't by a Neon unless you enjoy activities such as depositing money into a fireplace or spending 2/3 of your lifetime at the auto shop.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th June, 2004