Is Chrysler Neon a good car?

Asked by Aug 02, 2009 at 08:39 AM about the Chrysler Neon

Question type: General

Can someone explain, in detail how good is the chrysler neon

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alright so this is more of a opion question right so your going to get differnt answers, my opion? garbage for an over all stants, problems keeping head gaskits in them, and problematic. but you get what you pay for right.

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depends on year. but older models have terrible auto trannys. problems with engines also. newer models are all fine though.


IMO it's one of the worst cars ever made, with some of the oddest issues I've ever seen. If you're planning on getting one, test drive it in the rain, on the highway for atleast 10 mins. Check the floor boards and the spare tire well. For some reason an abnormal amount of these cars seem to have issues with turning into fish bowls in the rain. If you do get one, KNOW that it will break. They are disposable cars in my experience and owners seem to quickly pay more for repairs than teh car is worth. If you want a cheap car get an older Escort, or really just about anything else, that's my advice.

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i had 4 friends in high school with these cars and they all ran pretty well. 2 of them sold theirs after they graduated, 1 had the tranny go out and sold it, and the other gave his to his mom. never had any leaks though?


Lucky, or maybe the owners I know/knew are unlucky... :-D



some of the most common parts to replace are calipers because they make a horrible noise after a while. The control are bushing or control arms them selves. Sway bar links and bushings, head gasket, timing system,front and rear brakes. Horrible cars and ive also seen a lot of fishbowls. Ive witnessed my wife's car have water in the passenger rear it was ridiculous.

I had one for 5 years it cost me over $11 000 in repairs


if you know how to PROPERLY maintain them, they're great cars, problem is most ppl dont do preventative maintenance on them and thats why they run into problems. i've owned 4 neons myself and i love them.

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I bought a second hand Neon 2003 auto 2ltr off ebay it was cheap and low mileage I have used it for 3 years it has been fantastic only time it failed is cos I left lights on very comfortable did everything asked of it

The trunk rubber gasket leaks as well as the rear light gaskets. This water can end up in the rear passenger foot wells as well as the trunk and spare tire well. My solution was to use an aerosol can of liquid rubber to reseal the trunk lid's rubber molding to the chassis. Cheap and works great, with care and attention it looks good too. The rear light seals are cheap to replace with new factory light seals, if you add a water proof caulking in addition to the adhesive backing this makes sure they will last. 100% fix to the fishbowl problem!!!!


^ or you could just buy new tailight gaskets... they're not expensive

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