by Raj on Jul 31, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan
The first 6 years went fine. In 2005 all the problems started, the car stalled half a dozen times between repeated trips to the dealership. They replaced the head gasket, timing belt, starter cables, spark plugs, ignition cables, rear main seal. Finally, they found a faulty relay due to the AC compressor which also was replaced. In Feb 2007 the vehicle would not start. Guess what? They replaced the fuel pump too. I've spend over $5000 in repairs. Now the vehicle stalls intermittently, the engine hesitates and jerks. The hp is gone. Do not buy this vehicle. It's proof that domestic vehicles are absolute junk. The Neon was so bad it was discontinued after the 2005 model. Nightmare!
by th neon on Jul 26, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Plymouth Neon Expresso 4dr Sedan
I bought this Neon as my first car, and as a teenage guy I wasn't sure I wanted such a wimpy car. Well, I have had it over a year now, and I love it to death. I have had two small problems with it, the starter motor gave out, and the power locks are giving out. Other than that, it has been a great car. I love the stock sound system, the 6X9's in the back are awesome, but I did put in a new head unit, and now it sounds even better. I also put new hubcaps on becuase the stock ones where hideous. (the graffiti interior pattern is also very ugly, but seat covers can fix that). Great car if you want to put a little bit of creativity into it.
by Craig on Jun 13, 2008 Vehicle: 1999 Plymouth Neon Expresso 4dr Sedan
This was my second car ever. Went in, had a fun drive with it, and bought it. Only major issue was the head gasket leak which was caused by a poor design. Replaced the old head gasket with a new MLS one, no problem since. A minor issue was a new valve cover gasket replaced after 75k miles. $30 and 30 minutes in your driveway will take care of this, no big deal. This was my first Neon of two and I plan on buying another. They're fairly common part cars and easy to fix. I love the DOHC engine but the 3-speed automatic can be a slouch at times. Keep up with your oil changes and a Neon will last you a long time.
by lv my neon on May 30, 2004 Vehicle: 1999 Plymouth Neon Expresso 4dr Sedan
I love my noen I first got one when i
was 16 shortly after got rid of it
reasons unknown but after my divorce i
was stranded with no car being a single
mom with two kids money is tight and i
found the neon very afordable only
problem they are in the top ten cars
stolen as i found out when mine was
taken. They should all come with alarms
by markcherry on Oct 9, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Plymouth Neon Expresso 4dr Sedan
I've driven my car across the country a few
times, and after 175,000, it's still running
great. For the most part, it's been reliable and
fun to drive. I've had to make two semi-major
repairs ($500 each), but that seems pretty
good considering the mileage. I would
imagine anyone who takes care of this car
having an enjoyable experience.
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