by hallrs on Apr 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon
My daughter bought this car when she turned 16. We thought it would get her through high school before she would have to buy another. Only a month after she got it the headgasket started to leak, then the water pump went out, the electrical in the dash keep shorting out, the drivers window track broke. This car is hopeless and only had 101,000 miles on it thought for sure she would get at least 30,000 more before it fell apart.I would never buy another neon.
by kayla on Apr 21, 2006 Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon
I recently bought my Neon in January of this year. Already everything is going wrong with it. My water pump was replaced in February. My head gasket needs to be replaced within the next 2 months and my fuel pump broke last month. I understand it's a 10 year old car, but my last car was an 89 and NOTHING went wrong with it while I had it.
by eta on Jan 15, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon
I love my Neon. It's been a great car,
I have yet to even replace a
lightbulb! It's peppy with amazing
fuel economy. I have the
model "Expresso" which may be only a
Canadian thing but it's sporty with
funky interior. I've owned alot of
cars in my life, I like this one the
best for the money.
by ynot on Dec 2, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon
Bought this car brand new in June of
'96. Have over 125k miles on it now and
other than repairing a blown spark plug
once, I haven't had any problems with
it. Other than regular oil changes, I
have never had to add oil. The little 4
banger has good power and avg 34 mpg.
For a car at this price, it has superior
handling although the ride is getting a
little rough now.
by mish900 on Sep 2, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon
I purchased my neon used at 32k miles.
I had some problems right away with
electrical, brakes and A/C. I ended up
putting a chunk of money into my car
even with my extended warranty. My car
has never let me down otherwise. I
have been through multiple state trips
with absolutely no problems. I liked
the car with the first test drive and
I like it even more after customizing
it (not performance improvement). It's
still going strong with over 100k
by Tom Brosz on Mar 8, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon
Although the motor wasn't overpowered to
begin with, it seems to have lost some
of its pep over the past 6 years. Tight
suspension still makes it fun to drive,
but not the choice for long hauls. No
major mechanical problems through
$76,000 mi. Needs new shocks & I have
replaced tires twice (like I said, its
fun to drive). Paint job still looks
good although it does have a few
rattles & squeeks which are growing more
numerous w/age. Misc. electrical
gremlins come & go, but have not
sidelined me yet.
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