1998 Plymouth Neon Highline from North America
Buy a Honda
When I first bought the car the head gasket went up. Then I just recently replaced it again for $700.
The power steering rack needed to be replaced after I had owned for a year.
At 78,000 miles I had to replace the fuel injector pump.
Last year the air conditioner compressor went up and would have cost $1000 to fix, which I opted against.
Overall, the car runs fine. It just gets annoying when every year you have a new problem that needs to be fix. I am also very disappointed at the seemingly poor construction of this car. I will be lucky if I can get one more year out of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th July, 2004
29th Mar 2006, 12:03
You really shouldn't recommend a Honda, they are no better.
12th May 2006, 22:00
I disagree with the previous comment. Honda has a well-earned reputation for very reliable cars; Chrysler (in the case of the Neon) does not.
4th Jul 2006, 01:35
I have to agree with both comments. Honda Civics are definitely more reliable cars than Neons, but they are not flawless either. With Civic you can expect higher insurance rates (very high) and expensive parts. Definitely less of a headache than the Neon though.
17th Aug 2010, 14:16
It's not more expensive to insure a Honda. I've got one. I would know.
18th Aug 2010, 11:29
"With Civic you can expect higher insurance rates (very high) and expensive parts."
In the first 90,000 miles, our Honda Civic cost more in repairs than we PAID for our Dodge. We sold the Dodge at nearly a quarter of a million miles still running perfectly. The Honda was sent to the junk yard with a blown engine at 99,000 miles. No more Hondas for us... EVER.
18th Aug 2010, 14:02
I owned a Dodge Neon. A '95. At 90,000 miles it was sent to the junkyard because the frame had bent under the weight of the car. The engine conked out at 90,000 miles as well, and I was going to repair it, however I got rid of the vehicle when I discovered the weak frame.