2000 Dodge Neon
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It's a pretty good car

by from Camp Springs, MD on July 23, 2008

I bought this car with 25K on it and I have had it for 5 years now. It still runs great. There are some wear and tear issues that I have with a few things. Dodge used Mopar parts that are only rated ...
I bought this car with 25K on it and I have had it for 5 years now. It still runs great. There are some wear and tear issues that I have with a few things. Dodge used Mopar parts that are only rated for 75,000 miles. When my car hit 75,001 then multiple things began to break down immediately. The power looks began to make noises and some need assitance to open the door. Then one of my speakers became staticy. It is in the wiriing. I have swapped out speakers and it doesn't go away. Other than those two issues everything else works great. I still get great gas mileage too.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Bought brand new

by from Minneapolis, MN on March 17, 2011

I bought this car as my first ever brand new car. I got it in December of 2000 and it had 20 miles on it from people test driving it. I have had it now for over 10 years and besides oil changes (the p...
I bought this car as my first ever brand new car. I got it in December of 2000 and it had 20 miles on it from people test driving it. I have had it now for over 10 years and besides oil changes (the plug for the oil pan got stripped and needed to be replaced) and tire changes, I have had absolutely no problems with this car at all. I am coming up on to about 100k miles on it and I still love this car. It feels very comfortable, and has surprising lots of room in the trunk (golf clubs along with other picnic type items all fit). I didn't get a model with all the perks (power locks/windows, etc..) so I have never had a problem with anything like that. I just wish the Neon was still being made, because when this one finally gets to the point where I need a new car (probably in about 5 years or so) then I would have bought another one. And to be honest, I think getting a new car would be more about me wanting something new as opposed to the car actually needing to be replaced.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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Good car for new drivers.

by from Oregon on May 3, 2008

I have had my vehicle for 8 years now. Only problems I've had is a water leak on the driver's side, yet that only happens if my car is parked on a side tilt, also my passenger side power lock makes a ...
I have had my vehicle for 8 years now. Only problems I've had is a water leak on the driver's side, yet that only happens if my car is parked on a side tilt, also my passenger side power lock makes a buzzing sound when locking the vehicle. Though this might sound unpleasant, I have not had any major problems with the car. The engine runs good when maintained. It may not have powerful engine or superior handling, but this car is easy to operate for beginner drivers, either an automatic or manual. Fun car to cruise on the open and winding roads.
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Purchased a new car

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car

by from Lansing, NY on April 18, 2008

My Neon is my first car. I Can not speak for other neons but Mine is poorly sealed around the drivers door. When washing with higher preasuse water a very little ammount leaks through. I have not had ...
My Neon is my first car. I Can not speak for other neons but Mine is poorly sealed around the drivers door. When washing with higher preasuse water a very little ammount leaks through. I have not had any leak through during a rain storm. Other than that it seems to be a great reliable, and fun to drive.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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The car i like

by from Wichita Kansas on November 2, 2007

This car is a wonderful car for anyone starting out to drive. It gives off the appearance of being cute and popular, but also that is for the intelligent person. It won't give you the feel of a cool b...
This car is a wonderful car for anyone starting out to drive. It gives off the appearance of being cute and popular, but also that is for the intelligent person. It won't give you the feel of a cool but you know you look good driving. I would recomend this car to any of my friends or family
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Purchased a new car

Does recommend this car!!

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Only car i have owned

by from Plano, TX on April 22, 2012

I recieved this car in high school in 2002. I was only 2 years old then with 68, 000. Over the past 10 years i put 100,000 miles on it and it has never given any troubles besides regular maintenance!!...
I recieved this car in high school in 2002. I was only 2 years old then with 68, 000. Over the past 10 years i put 100,000 miles on it and it has never given any troubles besides regular maintenance!! I have taken this car everywhere in Texas and the surrounding states! Great memories!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Good for teenager

by from South Dakota on February 19, 2012

I had a 2000 neon for 5 years. I bought it bearly used with 10,000 miles on it and the car now has 72000 miles on it. I think we changed the water pump once on it. Out of the blue oil started to come ...
I had a 2000 neon for 5 years. I bought it bearly used with 10,000 miles on it and the car now has 72000 miles on it. I think we changed the water pump once on it. Out of the blue oil started to come up from the spark plugs. Piston trouble or manifold issues, I'm not sure. The car wasnt worth putting 2000 dollars of repair into. This car was taken care of very well. This shouldnt of happened. If you have kids or need your space, this is not the car for you. This car is suited best for teenagers to go to and from work/school/practice. Trunk space is great. This model DOES NOT get 30 some miles to the gallon. They geared this year differently and its MPG suffered. I never had trouble starting it in the cold.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Great Reliable Commuter Car

by from Corona, New York on February 4, 2008

I've had this car for 6 yrs now and i haven't had any major problems with it. It has been very reliable mechanically and it's also good on gas milage. My only complaint is that it has a minor water le...
I've had this car for 6 yrs now and i haven't had any major problems with it. It has been very reliable mechanically and it's also good on gas milage. My only complaint is that it has a minor water leak by the passenger door whenever it rains heavy. Overall this has been a good everyday commuter car that is a great value for the money.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Great On Gas!!!!

by from concord ca on March 3, 2013

This car is the best on gas ever,,I get 36 on road trip's and 33 at the least town driving.I have put some new parts in like water pump and clutch and new air,new sensor.It still passed smog like a ch...
This car is the best on gas ever,,I get 36 on road trip's and 33 at the least town driving.I have put some new parts in like water pump and clutch and new air,new sensor.It still passed smog like a champ,at 130,000.this car get's up and go's good power.I have owned lot's of car's and they should be making more like this.It's very reasonable too fix's on low budget.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Good looking on the outside,Terrible on the inside

by from Oceanside, CA on January 15, 2010

I had a 2001 Dodge Neon used with only 41,000 miles. For a compact car it accelerated and handles GREAT!!! The design and the comfort are 5 STAR for that kind of vehicle, I fell in love with the car. ...
I had a 2001 Dodge Neon used with only 41,000 miles. For a compact car it accelerated and handles GREAT!!! The design and the comfort are 5 STAR for that kind of vehicle, I fell in love with the car. I never did mind the fact it didn't have power W/L I really did love and do somewhat miss that car. The MAJOR and I do mean MAJOR problem was the Mechanical Reliability!!! It had 44,000 miles when this started. This car, stalled on me more the 15 times, NO JOKE!!! I spent more money fixing the car then it was worth!!! I never ever had problems with the engine or transmition, so it was never covered under the warranty. They believed it was a spark plug that NO ONE was able to fix cause it always kept burning out. Mechanics were never able to find out exactly what the problem was. Even when they test drove the vehicle they knew there was a problem, cause it stalled out on them, but couldn't figure it out. That vehicle was in the shop every other week. I only had it for 10 months, and it only had 59,000 miles when I traded it in for a Nissan Sentra which doesn't look as nice, nor does it handle as well, but had I with the Neon. I now wonder why Chrysler/ Dodge became Bankrupt...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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