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1995 Dodge Neon

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Avoid the Neon
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By Neon Owner
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Vehicle

1995 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased this vehicle used with with 40k on it in 1998. While for the most part it was dependable, nearly every little thing that could go wrong did: insturment cluster failure, stereo stopped working, paint coming off with major rust, tinting bubbling, windows stopped working, power locks failed, interior and exterior trim falling off the car. I could go on. Performance-wise, the ride was stiff, but it handled well. Low power, not very sporty at all and fuel economy was bad. I averaged about 22mpg with mostly city use. Very low miles were put on the car. With no warning and about 80,000 total miles on the vehicle, it threw the timing belt and destroyed the engine.


Favorite Features

Having the left turn signal come on every time I stepped on the brake. Handling was its best feature.


Suggested Improvements

Rest in peace.


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Learned to appreciate it
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By colmark12
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1995 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought mine with about 150 K miles. Really didnt like it at first...it's not exactly attractive, and it sometimes has a tiny feel. but it grew on me due to the reliability. So many quirks--trunk/back seat leak, weak dashboard, everything rattles, 3 speakers have gone out, meters give out, AC stinks (especially here in AZ), etc. But at the end of the day its done exactly what I've needed it to do. No major problems, just a few things here and there. The acceleration is horrible (automatic) but the car handles amazingly. I've had friends with new cars comment on it. Lasted longer than everyone elses '92-'98 used cars even though people make fun of it. The little compact that could.


Favorite Features

Driven it into the ground, waited way past oil change dates, yet still is dependable. Outstanding handling...you can really whip through places. Great fuel economy. Can be found really cheap, and as long as you're a smart buyer you could find a great deal.


Suggested Improvements

No leaks, no shrinking seals, paint that doesnt chip and turn white, sturdier dashboard, less rattling, needs way better acceleration, AC that actually works, ceiling that doesn't fall apart, stronger headlight...find one without the hideous 2-tone gray bumpers. overall look is dinky.


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A terrific car that endured a hard life
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By Dave
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1995 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

This was one of the most fun, well-balanced cars out there if you got a stick-shift. The automatic turned it into an econobox, but with the stick, it was a really well-balanced car for fun driving. Great mileage, an interior about the size of a Camry, and total reliability even though we had it running mainly on NYC and Jersey City streets really impressed us.


Favorite Features

General feel, power-gas mileage-space balance


Suggested Improvements

Get those frameless windows adjusted by a pro and they'll stay aligned for a long time. Could have used a better sealed a/c system - after ten years the evap sprung a leak.


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The Ultimate Lemon
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By Andres
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1995 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

Be prepared to have it in the shop often, and be prepared for the most expensive of repairs. Beware corrosion issues with the starter cables/wires, battery, and terminals. Beware belts breaking/snapping, burning for both serpentine and timing belts. Beware having to replace the Head Gaskets, and the AC/compressor. Beware having to replace O-rings & seals for solving gas tank leaks. Beware the windshield suddenly cracking right down the middle while its parked and untouched one random day. I have to admit, when the car ran, it was a decently good car. Problem is, it doesn't run often, requires towing often, and is expensive to live with.


Favorite Features

Peak horsepower from 5,000 to 6,500 rpm.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage should be way better considering the cars weight, and its just not THAT fast.


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I don't know
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By massachubbs
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1995 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

The Neon is not a great car, however, for cheap transportation you can't beat it. Really, you can't beat it or it will break. but once you get used to the poor acceleration, which is a lack of low end torque, it's an alright car to drive because it handles amazingly well. If you like to zig-zag in traffic, this car can be fun. The brake are kind of crappy, so watch out. And the car, not just as a domestic but rather as a Dodge, tends to break down a lot. I got the sport and blew a water pump as soon as I got it. Now the brain and the fuel pump have gone out, and it's really not worth the fix. Good luck and God bless.


Favorite Features

I like having a tachometer and a handbrake. For wheel discs make for easy brake jobs. The car handles better than any I've previosly owned, and I think it is cool to only have power windows in the front.


Suggested Improvements

More power. Better reliability/quality. And softer seats would be good. While unique, the car is ugly.


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