by phantom on Mar 13, 2007 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe
I absolutely loved this car when I first bought it. Looked great and drove great. After 2 yrs the problems began. The obvious head gasket plus seals had to be replaced. Every sensor on the car pretty much malfunctioned at some point. Every year and yes I mean every year I had to get it serviced due to misfires. One electrical problem after another. Stereo went out. Door looks worked when they wanted to. Drivers side window was loose and leaked. Oddly enough in the 6 years that I owned that car I never replaced the exaust. Not even the muffler. This is a terrible vehicle and I will never buy a Dodge/Chrysler product again. Terrible!
by Bhavesh on Jul 24, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe
To be frank I was very afraid while
buying this car because of tones of bad
reviews. But my experience with this
sweety has been wonderful. I simply luv
my car. I have it for about two years
now and I am very happy with my
decision. The only expense in these two
years have been once every three month
oil changes and some problem with right
wheel which cost $270. Its obviously
not a powerful as some of the other
more expensive cars, especially when
you turn on the AC the power drops, but
its still very likeable. I would
recommend it to anyone. Infact my next
car would be a DODGE.
by NoMoreNeons on Sep 16, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe
I promise this, is my last Chrysler
product. I have had bad experiences
with everyone of them except a Jeep
Wrangler, but I got rid of it just in
time. My neon is the worst of the
lot. Head Gasket blew at about 30K,
fortunately, still under warranty. I
have 80,000 miles now and pray it won't
blow again based on other reviews.
Constant problems ever since though.
Can't seem, to keep the AC running more
than 2 months at a time. Spent $1,000
repairing it this June, and it went out
in less than 6 weeks. Took three more
trips to the shop to try to fix it.
Leaks oil, transmission fluid, etc.
A raft of improvements make the sprightly 1996 Dodge Neon even more attractive to compact buyers. Base models get more equipment, and the gray bumpers are discontinued. A base coupe is newly available. Interior noise levels are supposedly subdued this year. ABS is available across the board this year.