20th Nov 2004, 07:48
I've driven a neon for 18mo and have had troubles! oil leaks, the rear lights are half filled with rain water! air con failed due to fan relay failure (£83 for replacement)
Sorry next car will be a Japanese one, like my previous one.
21st Nov 2004, 22:29
I have had my '95 Neon Highline since July 1 of this year. Since then, I have replaced: the alternator, the starter twice, the spark plugs, the fuel injector, and the O2 sensor. Both of my windows leak, and don't roll up right. My paint is chipping. And it's having more and more problems every day! I am very disappointed with my neon and it keeps eating more and more of my money! I will not purchase another neon.
27th Dec 2005, 22:18
I have a 1995 Plymouth Neon that I bought new. It currently has 90,000 miles on it. It has the SOHC engine. I have only had the crankshaft position sensor replaced, timing belt replaced at 60,000 miles and 0-ring replaced by myself on the camshaft position sensor. It did have a water leak around the rear tail lights when new that I fixed by using RTV around the gasket on the tail lights. I also acquired the broken speedometer syndrome. I fixed this by removing the dash instrument cluster, which is extremely easy, then scoping and reflowing the solder connections on the two connectors of the cluster. Apparently, there wasn't enough solder on the connections to handle normal vibrations of the vehicle. Each of these only took about an hour apiece and less than $10.00.
18th Jul 2006, 16:20
I have a 95 Plymouth Neon (actually I have 2) but they both run like charm. the one that I drive is a 5-spd and just rolled over 235,000 miles on its still running like the day we got her. except the cat. finally went bad. this cars been babied its whole life though, but as hardly ever seen the dealership. the only time it saw the dealership was for the head gasket and that was about 100,000 miles ago. can't wait for it to pass 300,000 miles.
13th Nov 2006, 01:08
I purchased my 1995 NEON in 2002. Since Purchasing it I have had the engine rebuilt (blown head gasket NOT covered under the 12/12 recalls?!?!) ; and am now repairing the speedometer. I have had the transmission replaced along with the clutch assembly, although I would argue this was my own fault. (Cars don't enjoy being driven rough.) But for these repairs I really haven't put out a lot of money! ($1850). I have every receipt for every repair ever done. I regularly visit wrecker yards and replace little things that may have grown tired over the years, and have invested some money into regular tire replacement and oil changes... and so on. But really I purchased the vehicle for cheap and have invested WAY less money than depreciation and interest on a new vehicle would've cost me. I have saved a tonne of money in fuel costs, and truly enjoyed my travelling buddy. I enjoy my NEON and I know I will for a few more years.
11th May 2010, 08:48
My 1996 Plymouth Neon Expresso was my dad's at first before he gave it to me. He bought it new. He used to drive it 120 miles every day. It now has 403,000 miles and is running fine.
It has the original 5 speed and motor block. When he gave it to me, I had to put a front left flexline on. I drive this car every day and it runs mint. I just recently took it on a road trip that was 600 miles one way, and it never even sputtered.