1997 Dodge Neon Review, Aimee
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| ||Model of the car:||Dodge Neon|
| ||General comments:||A dealer recently said to me that there have been so many advances with cars that there's no really bad cars on the market right now. I think he left out this car. I bought this car with 43,000 miles, it now has 73,000 and will soon be someone else's problem. Although my problems echo everyone elses I couldn't not warn people enough against this car. A poster said that with regular maintenance this car is fine. My neon has always had its oil changed at 3000 miles and it's always been brought in for repairs. The head gasket went just a few days after its warranty ran out, the transmission struggles every spring (my mechanic claims this is because rust builds up, from lack of use, causing the car not to shift into gear properly, but I drive it almost every day out of the week), the battery died, the breaks squeak horribly if there's any moisture in the air, the trunk leaks, the paint is peeling, the speakers blew, the radio overheats and shuts off. Basically I'm now worried about leaving my driveway since it now stops running in the rain. I'm so glad that it's being traded in tomorrow. This was my first car so parents if you're thinking of buying this for your kids pick a more reliable one.|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car:||unreliable|
bad resale value
cost of constant repairs
| ||Previous car:||2000 nissan altima (my new baby)|