by ruthie on Dec 1, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon Expresso 4dr Sedan
I just lost my beloved Neon to an accident with a Volvo. And for the record, the Volvo looked MUCH worse! LOL. I bought my Neon in '00 with around 40,000 miles on it. I LOVE that car! I have only had to replace the head gasket once. Something that the early models had major problems with. But they got most of the kinks out by '97. This car handles like a champ around corners and in traffic. With a 5-speed you can even play with the "big" kids, 'cause the little things have a good bit of juice for a 4 cylinder. Great gas mileage and I ran that little car for OVER 200,000 miles and I would have gotten a couple more years out of it too!
by Mit on Sep 24, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon Expresso 4dr Sedan
I have had this Neon since 1998.
Brought it with 10,000 miles on it.
This car has been put to the test and
has held up. Of course Head Gasket
went at 52,000 miles. So I replaced
the timming belt at same time. Has had
couple of other small problems but with
88,000 hard miles this car has held
up. If you can find a auto with no
repairs needed you are just lucky. All
will need repairs. As for my Neon
88,000 miles and I am looking for
another for my teenage children to
have. Used Neons are cheap and a very
good auto for the money.
by pittman87 on Jul 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Neon Expresso 4dr Sedan
We bought this car used in Jan. 1999 with only 17,000 miles on it.
Thankfully it still had two years of a manufacturers warranty left on it
because it has been nothing but a mechanical nightmare for us. We have
had constant fuel system problems with the car, having to take it in at least
twice a year for something. We had to have the head gasket replaced and
was told by a service tech that this is a common thing for a 1997 neon to
have done. When it isn't in the shop it is a good little car at a great price,
but the problems we have had would make me think very hard before every
looking at another one.
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