1996 Dodge Neon Consumer Review: don't get one even if it's giv
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1996 Dodge Neon - Consumer Review

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Sport Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
don't get one even if it's given to you!
By jetta lover on

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1996 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan

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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.

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

Suggested Improvements

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