A rip off! Don't buy this car. I bought
mine new and have had an endless series
of major repairs (oil leaks, the car
computer, door handles coming loose,
and the air conditioning -- TWICE!)
over seven years. Whatever I "saved" in
the relatively low purchase price has
been taken away in repairs. And keep in
mind that I kept up with ALL of the
recommended maintenance. Now I'm stuck
with a lemon drawing its last breaths!
Thank you very much Chrysler -- I'm
going to avoid your crappy product as
long as I live! And they wonder why
people don't like American cars ...
My maintenence log has become a novel
for my 96 Dodge Neon.
--original paint has peeled off
--air conditioner broke 5 times in
first 3 years
--engine belt shreaded first week of
--hole in gas tank and oil leak in past
--gas mileage has gone down
considerably in the past year
Bought used in 2000 and got rid of in '03.<(which is the best thing I've ever done!) Bought to replace my aging '89 Corsica that I loved till the major breakdowns. Obviously, this car wasn't much better. Tons of problems. Was in the shop more than on the road. Oxygen sensor, battery, alternator; just a few of the problems I had w/ it out of many. HIt 2 different deer w/ it and 2 different times. Had 3 different accidents w/ it w/ other vehicles. I think red is a magnet for things to want to attract too. That or bad luck, not sure which? Who knows, but it was always something going wrong. One good thing is that just going to/from work it got good mileage 28/39! Looks are deceiving.....
This car seems to be lacking serious horsepower. Or at least mine is. I have the worst gas mileage in the history of 4 cylinders (5spd to boot) Approx 16 mpg. Also it has a major problem with the window sealing. I have a major leakage. Anytime it rains it leaks. If I am driving I hear a lot of air leaking through. But what can I say, it's used.
This has not been my favorite car but
it has done exactly what I needed it to
do. No more, no less. It has had it's
share of problems though. Drivers
window has never worked right, HEAD
GASKET, A/C, radio, left blinker turns
on when you brake, wears front tires
uneven, door panel broke,... At this
point I am just glad it still starts;
and that is one thing it has always
done, start. It may not be the best
car I have ever had but it gets me to
where I need to go. Great car for new
drivers and collage kids. Just don't
fool yourself into thinking you won't
have any problems with it. Neon
quality is an extinct dinosaur.