2001 Plymouth Neon

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$609–$4,313 Inventory Prices
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Key Specs

of the 2001 Plymouth Neon. Base trim shown.

  • Combined MPG:
    20 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    253-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
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2001 Plymouth Neon Overview

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Vehicle Overview
Chrysler launched Plymouth in 1928 as a low-price rival for Chevrolet and Ford, but the brand name will disappear at the end of the 2001 model year. The Neon will carry on as a Dodge model for 2002. DaimlerChrysler announced last fall that it would phase out Plymouth.

For its last season, Plymouth’s version of the Neon gets a handful of new features, including optional side-impact airbags for the front seats.



Exterior
Like its Dodge twin, the Plymouth Neon comes only as a four-door sedan. It is available in base and LX price levels, the latter with standard fog lamps and heated outside mirrors.



Interior
With a pair of front buckets and a three-place rear bench, the Neon has the usual accommodations for five people. The rear seatback is split 60/40 and folds to expand the trunk’s 13-cubic foot capacity.

Air conditioning is standard on the LX and optional on the base model. Both come with a tilt steering column, rear window defogger and a six-speaker sound system with a cassette player.



Under the Hood
Plymouth Neons come with a 132-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; Dodge also offers a 150-hp version of this engine. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a three-speed automatic is optional. Antilock brakes and low-speed traction control also are optional.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide
Vehicle Overview
Chrysler launched Plymouth in 1928 as a low-price rival for Chevrolet and Ford, but the brand name will disappear at the end of the 2001 model year. The Neon will carry on as a Dodge model for 2002. DaimlerChrysler announced last fall that it would phase out Plymouth.

For its last season, Plymouth’s version of the Neon gets a handful of new features, including optional side-impact airbags for the front seats.



Exterior
Like its Dodge twin, the Plymouth Neon comes only as a four-door sedan. It is available in base and LX price levels, the latter with standard fog lamps and heated outside mirrors.



Interior
With a pair of front buckets and a three-place rear bench, the Neon has the usual accommodations for five people. The rear seatback is split 60/40 and folds to expand the trunk’s 13-cubic foot capacity.

Air conditioning is standard on the LX and optional on the base model. Both come with a tilt steering column, rear window defogger and a six-speaker sound system with a cassette player.



Under the Hood
Plymouth Neons come with a 132-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; Dodge also offers a 150-hp version of this engine. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a three-speed automatic is optional. Antilock brakes and low-speed traction control also are optional.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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Loved my car

by Cheeky from DETROIT on October 29, 2017

I was in love with that car. It was spacious. It could fit 5 people all together. The trunk space was awesome. It was a wonderful car. Read full review

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My 2001 Plymouth Neon LX

by Neongirl from Seville, OH on March 17, 2010

I bought my 2001 Plymouth Neon at a dealership in March of 2004, a month before my 18th birthday. The moment I laid eyes on it, I fell in love with it! In my opinion, it is a very stylish car and I ... Read full review

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The 2001 Plymouth Neon currently has 6 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Neon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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