by spyklee on Aug 27, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon 2dr Coupe
i purchased my neon spring of 99. 2.0
SOHC 4 5spd. has good power, i have
not exp. any major problem, 2 biggies
though, 1 paint pealing, has primer
issues with certain colors, mine is
white, 2 valve cover seals for spark
plugs eroded away, causing oil residue
in spark plug section easy fix. car is
great to get around town in, it is fun
to drive. although on long road trips
(500+mil) seats get uncomfy, and fuel
tank is small. good gas milage though.
sound system is not bad. trunk is good
size, two sets of golf clubs and
suitcase no problem. summary great
point a-b car or first car. watch the
paint. i love this car.
by Neon Lover on Oct 2, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon 2dr Coupe
Since I was 15, I wanted a Neon. At the
age od 20 when I finally got a license
and save dup I purchased one. It was a
2 door 1997. My Neon was perfect. It
was there whenever I needed it; for
late night food runs or appointments at
the salon. I didn't have any real
problems other than getting new spark
plug wires. It took me from Alabama to
Miami and back on several occasions. At
67,000 I was in an accident where my
Neon was hit. It was totalled, but it
helped me to be able to walk out ok.
Thanks, Neon. I'll miss you.
by happy neon owner on Sep 9, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon Highline 2dr Coupe
I purchased my neon new off the lot,
and I've never had a major problem.
I've put over 69k miles on the car in 5
1/2 years. I even towed a small
trailer from the Northeast to the West
Coast and back. While still under
warranty, I had the head gasket
replaced. I also spent the money to
get the 60k mile tune-up package at the
dealership. I expect it to be my
primary car until around 90k.
by my neon is ruined on Jul 16, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon 2dr Coupe
I was extremely happy with my little
Neon.I bought the car at a time when I
didn't have a lot of money to spend. Up
until today, I was amazed at how
reliable this car had been. Never a
problem. Today I took it in to have it
checked and it turns out the vehicle is
not worth repairing.I would have to
spend thousands to fix it. So after
years of reliability, the one time it
needs work (head gaskit among other
issues)it's a major repair. My car is
by Montana Driver on May 28, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon Highline 2dr Coupe
I bought this car as a student in 1998
when I needed something affordable with
fairly low payments and have had few
complaints. The car has 64,000 miles
on it and I have never had to do any
major work. The most money I put into
it was when I had to change the timing
belt at 60,000 miles - which is a
standard repair at some point in most
cars. The car got me from Montana to
Florida and back with no problems and I
get at least 30 miles to the gallon on
the highway. I think it's a great,
affordable car for someone who doesn't
want to spend a lot of money on a
by happy,happy on May 16, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon 2dr Coupe
One of my favorite cars, (I have 7)
Never lets me down. Bought used at
43,000 miles. In 35,000 miles I have
fixed..... NOTHING! I do my own
maintenence, oil plugs, etc. It's
faster and handles better then my
antique Italian sports car!
(No, it's not a Fiat!) My only
complaint is wind noise, so far I've
been too lazy to adjust the window
angle so it's my own fault.
I have a 1997 Breeze which had its headgasket go at around 50,000 miles. I am currently trying to get Chrysler to pay for some of the repairs that were done at an independent shop. In addition to th...
You need to read the DODGE STRATUS--REALIABLITY, and the 1997 NEON HEAD GASKET message boards. A leaky head gasket is very common on Chrysler's 2.0 and 2.4 engines. Call the customer sevice number i...
I was told that the possible reason that my Neon might not be starting is that the clutch saftey switch might have gone bad. It is a 1997 1.5L DOHC FI Man Trans. Does this part even exist? If so where...
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