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1997 Dodge Neon

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Dodge Neon Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 132 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Dodge Neon

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Zippy engine, cute styling, roomy interior

  • Cons

    Cheap interior materials

  • What's New for 1997

    Sport trim level disappears in favor of Sport Package for Highline models. Twin-cam engine is optional on Highline models. Federal side-impact standards are met for the first time. More work has been done to quiet the 1997 Dodge Neon's boisterous demeanor.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)


I love this car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan

Exclusive owner for all 7 years, 67k miles. This was the fastest, best handling compact available at the time. The host of aftermarket performance parts available keeps it competitive. Not a cushy luxury car, but for the enthusiast on a budget. The ONLY reliability problems were the head gasket (fixed by dealer for $100), and the gauge panel (fixed under warranty.) Routinely get over 30 mpg in mixed driving.




Don't buy the neon

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan

during the three years that I have owned this vehicle I've put over 6,000 dollars in repair. I've replaced the head gasket, transmission, and the motor. This car does not even have 85,000 miles on it.




Neon sport 4dr

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Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Neon Sport 4dr Sedan

I have driven this car for about 2 years (it now has 55000 miles), and have had no major problems. The brakes are noisy, and the parking brake always need re-adjusting, but it's been great. I wish I had the ABS, but oh well. It does slide a bit on wet roads. It is a reliable, and fun to drive car, as long as you aren't friends with too many "car" people.



Full 1997 Dodge Neon Review

What's New for 1997

Sport trim level disappears in favor of Sport Package for Highline models. Twin-cam engine is optional on Highline models. Federal side-impact standards are met for the first time. More work has been done to quiet the 1997 Dodge Neon's boisterous demeanor.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 35
  • highway
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