1997 Dodge Neon Review, Mable, From Seattle, WA
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Base Model 2 Door
| ||Model of the car:||Base Model 2 Door|
| ||General comments:||Got this car brand new and from experience I can say for sure that Neon is a "MADE-TO-BE-THROWN-AWAY CAR AT HIGH MILEAGE". Just like all other Neon victims, the head gasket blew even before the first oil change visit. After that, it hasn't given me any problem (and I mean absolutely no repair at all), UNTIL it reached over 100,000 miles. That's when all sorts of minor and major problems started. It was in and out of repair shop 4 times in 3 months (totally different mechanical problems each time and very expensive problems). That's when I finally got rid of it even before finish paying off the car. And you don't need to pay it off to trade in for another car, so that saved me alot of money fixing the piece of junk. But other than that, the Neon runs really great before reaching 100,000 miles and I enjoyed every bit of that 100,000 miles of Neon driving experience.|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car:||known head gasket problem; major mechanical breakdown after reaching 100,000 miles (happen all at once!!!!!!)|
| ||Previous car:||Ford Escort -- Neon definitely offer a smoother ride and speedier acceleration than the Escort. Toyota Corolla -- Get the Corolla!!!! They live forever, you won't regret. Smaller and feels lighter than the Neon though. But engine's very reliable.|