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1996 Dodge Neon Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1996 Dodge Neon Sedan

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By Beth D.
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1996 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

Perhaps I've had a bad experience
because of the dealership I went
through to get my car, but so far I've
paid for much more than this car's
value. It worked perfectly the first 6
mnths. I had it, but now there is
continually a different problem each
week and it has become more of a
headache than a joy. I'm beginning to
learn that purchasing this car was a
bad investment. I've had to replace
the head gasket (which Neons are
supposedly known for having problems
with), and I'm having continual
battery problems (which may
be related to the alternator). This
was originally a great car, maybe I
just got stuck with a lemon.


Best Features

I have a kick butt air conditioner and the factory speakers that come on this car are awesome. Its also very comfortable, the seats are perfect for taking road trips and such. Pretty much the whole interior is great!


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don't get one even if it's given to you!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jetta lover
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1996 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

We were happy at first- the style, cabin
capacity, and mileage are all good.
That was the honeymoon period. Then, the
head gasket had to be replaced and the air
conditioner repeatedly recharged. At 50,000
miles the engine started crapping out-
consuming oil and the engine needed to be
replaced- the cost would have "totaled" the
car. Had to fill it with a quart of oil once a
week. Speedometer worked only when it felt
like it... wiring in stereo was bad and the
right-passenger-side speaker set on fire.
Needed new tires at only about 30,000 miles.
Charged A/C a week and a half before we
traded it in, and was out of fluid the day we
turned it in.


Best Features

design is good, but form most certainly did not follow function in this case. Pretty, but in a superficial supermodel kind of way.


Worst Features

Either stop making them or actually design them with working parts and hike up the price a grand or two.


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Heed these warnings!
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By Tish
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1996 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

read this page before, bought the car
anyway, and so far i've had the head
gasket replaced once, the air
conditioned "recharged" once and will
need replaced this summer, and now i
found out there's been a brake recall
on these cars! Too much hassle and $$$
for this fairly so-so car.


Best Features

fairly roomy interior, good vision out of the windows


Worst Features

i don't even know where to start with the improvements!


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not worth it
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By dawg774
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1996 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


Review

I don't know where to start with this
car. I have had it for 4 years. It has
blown 2 head gaskets, had a
transmission go out, engine light is
constantly on, put 2 new batteries in
it, it leaks oil very badly and it
wouldn't pass emissions this year...I
could go on. Surprisingly, though,
through all of that, it has never
totally crapped out on me and left me
stranded. I'll give it some credit
there. This particular
year model has a problem with the
engine and head gasket so, don't buy
it. You people who wrote a positive
review about this car are crazy.


Best Features

gas mileage


Worst Features

quit making them


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