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1996 Dodge Neon - Consumer Reviews

1996 Dodge Neon

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Don't buy it
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By Thom Bollinger
on

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Neon 2dr Coupe


Review

Spent much in repairs: head gasket,
EGR valve, radio works from time to
time, heater cuts off after half hour
of use, door windows not secure in
door and are now scratched, seat
stitching separated after two years.


Best Features

Looks great with a wax.


Worst Features

I suggest that Dodge build a car with durability and high resale value in mind. Dodge execs should visit a Honda plant and copy what they do.


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Buyer Beware
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By NeonPOOR
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan


Review

This car is a money pit. I used to love
it...before two head gaskets, The
latest todat to the tune of 1,000
dollars. Two weeks ago I put in $400.
As I bought this as a year old
rental...I have to wonder what they di
to it. AC has been repaired. New brake
system (FYI the breaks squeal on all
models for this year) Can't get the
dome light to turn off. Just found out
that the uneven tire wear is a problem
many others have had. A new set of
tires every year because of inside
wear. Ticking sound in dash. Stopping
in intersections (Had to put in a new
cable from the battery to alternator to
solve that problem.)


Best Features

Attractive outer package, Interior space, visability


Worst Features

Chrysler needs to own up to the design defect for the headgasket. No more Chryslers for me. Saw on the net that a class action suit has been filed against them for this car. I am keeping my repair bills in the hopes of being reimbursed. It should have been recalled.


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Don't Buy a Neon!!!
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By dalandra
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had this car since 1999, and I am
very disappointed in it. I have had to
replace the brakes, shocks, struts,
rotors, strut mounts, and numerous
other parts. It's constantly leaking
and now the transmission is starting to
go. Also my vents don't work properly
and the defrost doesn't work. My paint
started peeling six months after I
bought it. This seems to be a problem
with many Neons. They are also very,
very bad in snow, and slide and get
stuck very easily. Several of my
friends have Neons and they hate them
too. I regret buying my car and I am
now in the process of buying a new one.
DON'T BUY A NEON, you will regret it.


Best Features

interior room, fold down back seats


Worst Features

improve quality! needs a bigger trunk, cupholders inconvienent, sits too low to the ground


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A good little car really
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By TexasNeon
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1996 Dodge Neon 2dr Coupe


Review

My parents bought me this as my first
car. It certainly isn't the most flash
car ever...it's accelleration is
suffering a bit with age...but all in
all, as a first car it has served it's
duty. It is fairly reliable


Best Features

Colour


Worst Features

obviously the paint job should and has been fixed... that zincs a killer


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Too many repairs
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By Neonowner
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had my neon for about 7 mths. i
bought it in 2002 with 63k miles.
Within 2 months i had to replace a
circuit board which costed $343 then i
had an oil leak that costed $80. Now i
am having a new valve put on i dont
rem. what the valve was called. and
motor mounts because they were corroded
and cracked. this repair will cost over
$600 dollars. take my advice dont buy a
neon.. they are decent cars but you
will end up spending as much money as
you paid for it in repairs.


Worst Features

the whole engine.


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