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By diggit616
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1996 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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This has not been my favorite car but it has done exactly what I needed it to do. No more, no less. It has had it's share of problems though. Drivers window has never worked right, HEAD GASKET, A/C, radio, left blinker turns on when you brake, wears front tires uneven, door panel broke,... At this point I am just glad it still starts; and that is one thing it has always done, start. It may not be the best car I have ever had but it gets me to where I need to go. Great car for new drivers and collage kids. Just don't fool yourself into thinking you won't have any problems with it. Neon quality is an extinct dinosaur.


Best Features

design and reliability


Worst Features

quality. Should have been a recall on the head gasket. Shame on Dodge.


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Should have been Recalled
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By feqmxa
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1996 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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Bought it new. Had $8500 of body damage 2 weeks after I bought it. Insurance fixed it(should have totalled it). Head cover gasket started leaking oil around 65000 miles. Had it replaced at $600. Started leaking again around 80000 miles. Then head gasket blew. Donated it to charity.


Best Features

Looks good, fun to drive


Worst Features

Head gasket poorly designed, will at least leak oil, at most ruin your engine.


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I've Been Duped
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By NeonHater
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1996 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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Trouble from the beginning, that summarizes the ownership of this Neon. I've had the entire AC replaced twice. In warranty the first time, out of warranty the second time. Now, at 39,000 miles (I only drive it to work and back about 100 miles a week) the head gasket went out. Cost me $1405 to get it fixed. I went to Edmunds and found out it's only worth about $1600. Yes, I was duped. But, you can avoid it by staying away from Chrysler.


Best Features

Cute on the outside. Roomy for a little car on the inside.


Worst Features

Engine design. AC design. Chrysler used to be a leader in AC; What happened?


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Stay Away From A Neon!!!
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By Not a good car!!!!!
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1996 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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I used to own this vehicle and then traded it in for a "Honda" product. You just can't compare the two! You name it, I had it go wrong with my Neon! Headgasket (twice!), breaks, fuel indicator...reading full, when in fact empty....Air Conditioning, interior lighting, etc..etc..etc!! Unless, there are significant improvements, I suggest scrapping the Neon all together!! And avoid all the consumer headaches!!!!


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Great Car
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By Original Neon Owner
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1996 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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I am the original owner of my 1996 Dodge Neon Highline Coupe. I've had it for 5 years now, and 70,000 miles later, I'm still very happy with it. Yes, I've had the head gasket break too, just like everybody else, but I took care of the problem, and haven't had anything go wrong since, besides a tail light bulb burning out ($1.00 replacement). I drive it hard, and it's been so reliable that I am not even thinking about trading it in yet. I'm planning on keeping this car for at least another 2 or 3 years. It's been a great investment!


Best Features

Handling, reliability, quick acceleration (for an economy class car)!


Worst Features

I wish I would have gotten the cruise control feature and a sunroof.


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