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Had to trash it
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By phantom
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1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe


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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!


Best Features

Exterior. Nice looking car. Paint held up extremely well. Lots of room in the back seat


Worst Features

Scrap this vehicle all together unless you can rewire it and make it not leak oil or have all the sensors go out


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My nice little car.. I just Luv it.
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By Bhavesh
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1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Nice looks, surprisingly spacious for a small car, comfortable seats.


Worst Features

The pickup dies a little when AC is turned ON. So may be a more powerful engine.


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Stay Away from this Car
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By NoMoreNeons
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1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe


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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.


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None


Worst Features

Check out what the Japanese are doing in terms of quality control


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This car ROCKS
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By loudneon
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1996 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe


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Wow what to say. I love my Neon. I ordered it with the DOHC and 5 speed. Best car I have. Buy one. Give it a turbo and suspension drop, then go kick some honda butt. Buy the DOHC not the SOHC. Never had a head gasket problem. I run it hard everyday too. 60mph 5500rpm in third gear hard around corners. Kicked my brothers 96 Avenger to the curb.


Best Features

POWER 150 ponies at 4500


Worst Features

More power like 2003 Neon SRT-4 type power. A set of 12inch Rockford- fosgates and a big amp. You will never own anything else.


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