Good car until about 60,000 miles, lots
of rattles. Everything starts wearing
out. $2000 in repairs in the last year.
I would not buy another used one, or a
new one if it's only gonna last 60,000
I'm more than happy with my '99 Neon R/T. It handles very nicely and with regular maintenance has been extremely reliable. I avg around 25 mpg in town and 37 mpg highway (all of which is at an elevation of 3500 ft or higher)on 87 octane reg gas. Head gasket blew at the 3 yr mark but dealer covered it. Headlights dull badly with age but aftermarket polishing helps. Seems to burn out an O-2 sensor every few years and the moonroof tracks have both broken once despite minimal use. Biggest problem (chronic to Neons) is the intermittent failure of the instrument cluster (due, I'm told, to poor solder connections). All in all this car has been incredibly reliable, fun to drive and economical.
This is a very fun car to drive - it is
very reliable, gets decent gas mileage,
and takes corners like it's on rails!
I purchased this car after owning a
ford escort, which gave me nothing but
problems. I have had the Neon for two
years and have had minimal problems.
The car has been completely reliable
despite the commute I have put it
This car was my favorite car. It held
up very very well. It was fast, nimble,
and very sporty. The onlt thing this
car didn't have was leather and a CD
player, then it would be perfect. It
also had lots of room for it's size. It
was hard to find and after my brother
wrecked mine, I couldn't find it again.
I ended up with a 2001 but I was very
dissapointed. It's weak and gets
terrible gas mileage. And half of the
problems I have, the dealer either
can't or wont fix it. Like a sulphuric
smell that nausiates me.