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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Sedan
#893 of 1772 Junkbox?
Mar 11, 2002 (1:50 pm)
I think it's funny when hearing about the 1995-99 Neons. My ex-roomate's ex-wife has a 1996 Dodge Neon Expresso with about 40K on it. The car has never given a day of problems (of course 40K in 6 years is hardly alot of driving). On the other hand, his 2000 Neon with 40K or so miles has been in the shop many, many times with different stuff all the time. Weird.
Mar 11, 2002 (5:34 pm)
My brother's 99 Neon Expresso is driven every day for commuting to work. The grand total of problems so far - one. The cigar lighter did not work when new.
Incidental, yes. However, as cheap as they are used, I would buy one without too much hesistancy - checked out first of course.
#895 of 1772 My 2 cents
Mar 15, 2002 (3:45 pm)
I used to be a loyal import driver mainly for Honda Accords and one time Civic. Now...? I am driving 2000 Taurus and my wife drives 2000 Neon. Both cars are performing very well. We paid 11.5K to Neon (ABS, CD, 4 Wheel Disc, Auto) and paid 12.7K for Taurus (it was demo car). Neon was at the shop for power steering pump-they took out bubbles from the system. That is all. Performance of Neon is awesome, fast and very responsive that you can only find in EX Civic for 17K or 18K. Taurus is very comfortable, strong nothing has been done except oil changes.
Will I buy import again, Not likely. I don't want to dump my money for a car that I can easyly substitute with domestic counterparts.
I believe that majority of the problems are caused by incompetent techs and mechanics even at dealers.
For who bashes domestic brands constantly, I think they don't read Toyota's sludge, Accord and Civic problem topics. Honda and Toyota are still good cars BUT not as good as they used to be. And they don't deserve the price difference.
#896 of 1772 new R/T on order
Mar 16, 2002 (4:23 pm)
I have a new Neon R/T on order and have a question. I did not order any optional packages that show they include the Sentry Key. Does the 2002 Neon R/T package include the sentry key. I have gotten quotes from dealers from $40 to $60+ each for extra keys. Does anyone here have a 2002 R/T that can verify if it does or doesn't have the "sentry key". Thanks, Rick
I'd check one on the lot but there are none to be found in the 5 dealers in the local area.
#897 of 1772 95 head gasket leak: any chance for reimbursement ?
Mar 18, 2002 (11:48 am)
I have a 95 Plymouth Neon Sport with 131K miles. About 3 years ago at about 100K I had all the oil leak / head gasket problems. It cost me about $2K for repairs including a new water pump and head.
I was never aware that this was a common problem. Is there any chance of getting some kind of reimbursement from C-D at this point ? The work was done at a dealership (Stoneridge Chrysler in Dublin, CA) and I still have the work order /receipts. How should I go about getting some kind of refund ?
Mar 18, 2002 (1:55 pm)
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Mar 19, 2002 (1:31 pm)
You'd have better luck finding a well-maintained home in Spokane than you would getting any type of refund for those repairs today for 2 reasons: the repairs were made 3 years ago (last century) and the car had 100K on it at the time.
It's your time, but I think any attempt to get money back now would be futile. Good luck though.
#900 of 1772 head gasket problem
Mar 21, 2002 (9:56 pm)
I have a 1996 plymouth neon with 60,000 miles and I just found out that the head gasket is leaking oil....a deja vue I believe! Since this is due to a defective design of the head gasket, has anyone managed to have Chrysler pay for the repair? If so, how? Is it a process where I am going to have to use my French?!! Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
#901 of 1772 Frenchy..
Mar 22, 2002 (11:59 am)
I think the warranty is 7 years or 100,000 miles. Go to http://www.lemonaidcars.com and click on "secret warranty" to read more about it.
#902 of 1772 Power Window Gremlins
Apr 02, 2002 (1:00 pm)
I'm have an intermittent problem with the power windows in my 1998 coupe. The switches only work once out of a hundred tries, and when they work, they work just fine. I'm thinking bad relay or ground, not the switches. I think a relay is probably the culprit since it has been getting progressively worse. All three switches exhibit the same problem. Any advice is greatly appreciated.