Nice base ride but do not look for
extra comforts on this car. Watch out
for engine trouble, especially areas
related to the cylinder head. Solid
tranmission, but a three speed auto
limits the top speed as well as giving
the impression you are working the
engine too hard beyond 75-80 mph.
Smooth ride at every speed, with decent
pickup at higher rpm's.
Better reliability in the engine, 4
speed auto transmission, better back
support in the back seat.
43000 miles when i bought it. Repairs
are expensive. I have had to replace
the water pump several times, the
transmission $3400, alternator, cv
joints fuel pump, fuel filter and much
more. Oh by the way if you live where
it snows, careful getting stuck. This
car handles well in the snow i
certainly feel safe. Or could that be
because it is constantly stuck. Dont
rock it.I have put about 7000- 8000
dollars into this car. I drove to new
york once, car broke down on the way
back in pennsylvania. I have not felt
comfortable driving the hour to visit
my family for fear that my children
and i will be stranded. I swore off
dodges after driving this car.
love the sound system and the lay down
back seats that permit for
transporting larger things and access
to the trunk.
The two biggest problems with this car
are the A/C and the Oxygen Sensor.
Can't believe how many times they have
each been repaired. I have completely
given up on fixing the A/C because it
is like throwing money out the window.
But, the car is really fun to drive.
Very zippy! And it does get good gas
mileage. Currently pondering an
expensive head gasket repair. I know I
should just buy another car...
Zippy-ness. Gas mileage. Fun color.
Needs much better A/C system, O2 sensor
and head gasket.
I wanted a small sports sedan with ABS,
4-wheel disc brakes, 5-speed, good
power and room for my family at a low
price- Neon delivered. It has been
surprisingly durable and the cost of
ownership has been very low- just
passed 100,000 miles with original
clutch, shocks, head-gasket, etc. Brake
pads lasted to 80,000 miles!
Dynamic performance is excellent for
this class of car. Acceleration,
handling, braking and steering are very
good.Gas mileage on highway is great.
More durable airconditioning compressor
clutch, better headlights.
I love this car, I got one of the last
ones off the assemly line. I custom
ordered the car. My main complaint was
the dealership, Tupelo Auto Sales
(Tupelo,MS) service department is the
worst dealership I have ever dealt
with. They swindled me out of nearly
2,000 dollars in faulty work & breaks.
An example, they supposed to install
mophar parts, well guess where they
went to get my break pads, WAL-MART!.
They never told me ANYTHING.The bill
even shows Mophar break pads!!!
Oh well guess I have to go WAY out of
my way to have service done.
Air conditoner problems all the time &
also problems with locks & trunk.