We bought our 97 Neon new in late 1996
and it has been nothing but trouble.
The headgasket has been replaced
twice , brakes 3 times and we had it
laid up for six months in a garage
because it wouldn't start and no one
could find the problem ( eventually the
third mechanic to look at it found the
key chuck had snapped off the end of
the cam ). It still has
only has 70000 miles on it. For 50000
of those miles I would say oil was
leaking from somewhere. The Dodge
dealers in Texas were fair to deal with
but back here in Newfoundland they were
nothing but trouble so we eventually
purchased a Saturn.
Dodge should openly admit to the
frequent problems with these models
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