1996 Dodge Neon Consumer Review: A Fun Lemon to Drive

1996 Dodge Neon Sedan - Consumer Review

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A Fun Lemon to Drive
By Geodon on


1996 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan


I bought my lemon....I mean Neon in 97' off of a lease. Problems began to surface immediately. I replaced the passenger power window. The brakes made these ungodly noises. It sounded like a garbage truck but this is normal. My battery cable disintegrated, followed by water flooding the rear passenger cabin's floor every time it rained (bad weather stripping). Luckily this was under warranty. After the warranty, no major problems until 85,000mi. The head gasket blew leaking oil into the radiator, plugging it up. I sold it for way less than it was worth. It was fun to drive and race around in, but not reliable and very disappointing.

Best Features

Fun to drive, great on gas, peppy and fast, comforable seating, looks great

Worst Features

cheap door trim (too much thin plastic), good sound system but not durable (speakers blow out), blinding dashboard reflection - very dangerous, aluminum head gasket - come on! Actually, just use better parts to build a car.
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