We bought this car new five years ago.
It has been very reliable over the five
years. We have only had to make minor
repairs to the car. It still gets
great gas mileage. Within the first two
years we did have problems with the
sunroof, but it was under warranty and
our local Dodge dealership took care of
the problem in a timely manor. Other
than that...no major problems.
I love the sporty feel that it has when
you drive it. For a compact car it has
a lot of guts!
You get a lot of road noise in the Neon
and even with brand new struts it is
still a bump ride sometimes.
The Dodge Neon R/T is one great car.
Since the first time I got in the car
till the present I have enjoyed this
car. As long as you do proper
maintainance on time, this car will
last you for a long time and fill your
life with excitment.
It would have to be the performance of
the car. 150 horses create excitment
and joy to drive.
Gas mileage has to improve as well as
the interior which is mainly plastic
I bought this 1998 Neon from a friends
son to have as a highway vehicle. I
bought it in non-running conditon with
under 100000 miles on it and it was in
POOR shape. I towed it home, replaced
the head with one I found on eBay (for
about 250.00) and some other parts
(total cost was under 350.00 + my time).
After shampooing the interior several
times, new floor mats and a clay bar +
wax job the car has ran 20,000+ miles
without ANY PROBLEMS!! I don't even
bother to change the oil, i just make
sure it is topped off and that the car
idles fine. It isn't the prettiest
thing on the road but I can't believe
how this car never dies. A Great buy
The Stereo, Heater, Big trunk and rear
seat for its compact size, reliable with
little service work.
Small review mirror THATS IT! (wow, what
a compaint.. Other car companys would
love to have a complaint like that
instead of what they have)
Head gasket problems seem to
be 'normal' for this car; ours had to
be replaced around 35,000 miles (and
the head remilled to boot). No recall
for this problem, but Chrysler did kick
some cash back to the dealership for
repairs after a considerable amount of
complaining. Also, trunk has always
leaked -- friends of mine had the same
problems with their Neons. After five
years of misc. mechanical problems, I'm
happy to be getting rid of it!
Handles well. Comfortable to drive.
Head gaskets, trunk gaskets, and oddly
enough, the car doesn't seem to defrost
well -- like the air blows in the wrong
spot to be effective. Wipers ice up in
winter, I get sick of beating on them!