I love this car, I got one of the last
ones off the assemly line. I custom
ordered the car. My main complaint was
the dealership, Tupelo Auto Sales
(Tupelo,MS) service department is the
worst dealership I have ever dealt
with. They swindled me out of nearly
2,000 dollars in faulty work & breaks.
An example, they supposed to install
mophar parts, well guess where they
went to get my break pads, WAL-MART!.
They never told me ANYTHING.The bill
even shows Mophar break pads!!!
Oh well guess I have to go WAY out of
my way to have service done.
Air conditoner problems all the time &
also problems with locks & trunk.
I bought this car with only 24K on it.
It was my first car. I should have
realized that it was a piece of crap
when the previous owner told me they
already had to replace the
transmission. every 6-7 months,
something else would go wrong with it,
my head gasket went, then the timing
belt, and now my check engine like
keeps coming on and going off again. It
only has 50K on it right now! I've been
really good to it, regular oil changes
and tune-ups, but it was a very bad
buy, I will never buy another Dodge.
I bought the Neon new 8 years ago as a
commuter car (4D, 5-speed manual). Has
been serving me with excellent
reliability and economy. With an 80/20
mix of highway/city, mileage is
consistently better than 31 mpg. No
major repairs so far, only wear and
tear items such as brakes, tires
replaced. Including cost of purchase,
fuel, insurance, maintenance and
repair, the cost per mile is 21 cents
at this time.
Very reliable car, put 15000 miles on
it and the only thing that went was the
rear main seal, and that was from doing
100 mph for 2000 miles ($35 and a long
weekend of work), other than that no
big problems, Has 130k miles and it
still kills all the imports, even v6's
I race it almost every weekend and hit
120 more times than I can count and it
still runs stong. Gas milage is not
good, but I also have a lead foot. If
you maintain it, it will last. drive 50
miles back and forth to work every day
and it never broke down on me.
Performance, the 5 speeds are very
fast, interior room, aftermarket things
availible, reliability, very easy to
work on for most things. Only paid $750
Thicker sheet metal and frame in
general, dings very easy