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Something to drive
By DDaubenspeck on 08/16/10 19:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan

Review

Honestly it was my second car after my first vehicle (1995 Honda Passport) died on me. I purchased this vehicle with around 144,XXX miles on it. Ran like a charm, but wasn't exactly my "type" of vehicle. Started experiencing odd behavior with the car so I sold it and purchased a Mustang Cobra. I was driving an Automatic and switched to Manual. I love the Mustang 1000x more than that little Neon.
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Little Red FunDrive
By Customs_MP on 04/10/10 05:34 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon Highline 2dr Coupe

Review

Vehicle bought from salvage pool for wife-no damage-theft/recovery. 2 head gaskets needed replaced; then normal maintenance. Had dings taken out, repainted red w/clearcoat, added cruise control She loves it and will keep it til it dies!
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1997 Neon by Brian
By BrianGriffis on 02/27/10 18:17 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan

Review

love the milage, style and handling
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Save Yourself.
By don't do it. on 02/22/10 12:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon Highline 2dr Coupe

Review

Chipped paint, burns oil like crazy, coolant leak, fuel pump is going out, serpentine belt is squeaking, the backseat is a joke -- really, nobody can fit in this car. There are some good things. I love the acceleration. Love the manual trans. I like how it handles and parking it is great. But there are so many other better cars out there. You may get it for cheap -- but it will cost you more in the long run.
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Great Vehicle
By h j on 09/26/08 04:25 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon Highline 2dr Coupe

Review

I just purchased for a sweet 16 gift, i rebuilt and went through everything on the car. i have been driving it to make sure it is a safe car for her, This is a great compact car, smooth ride, great handling, great on the gas mileage. it is a very comfortable car to ride in
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Keeps on Goin'!
By RedneckDixie87 on 05/26/08 14:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

Review

This was my first car and I love it its 2008 and I don't want a new car although we are having some problems with it now which is expected it is 11 years old but it gets up to speed fast and drives great. It's comfortable is roomy and with gas at $4 a gallon its great on gas! Haven't had to replace much only thing is the paint especially the green ones like mine i see have the rust spots.
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My Green Machine
By sharonda on 07/10/07 18:09 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan

Review

The Neon was my first car. It's a terrific first car. It was easy to drive, handled well, spacious, great on gas, and cute. It is also very fun to drive considering it's a manual. It only had minor problems like turn signal doesn't turn off and door squeaks a little. At only 65,000 miles, it drove like new. I can't complain but only wish it was more powered: power windows, locks and steering. Also I would love a CD player over the cassette any day.
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Expensive brand new, but OK overall
By Kayla on 06/13/07 20:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

Review

I'm the original owner and this is the first car that did not have a lot of problems at all. Had the car for 10 years and plan to keep it for my son. Yes, the doors with no frame are a little disappointing. They leak a bit when raining and it's noisy when driving, but overall the car has been doing OK. I just had some regular jobs done on it. Recently put a new engine, but hey, it's been 10 years! The paint is still in great condition, I have the hunter green. My 16 year old son likes it and looks forward to having it for himself, and this is a manual car!
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Sweet
By Christi3435 on 06/06/07 16:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan

Review

Awesome car! Especially when swapped with a 2.4L! The SOHC engine that was in it was virtually indestructible. Interior was a little plain and goofy, but you can swap any year neon (including the SRT-4) seats into it.
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The paint chipped Neon
By Billy on 03/26/07 17:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe

Review

Well originally my father bought this car for himself and it had 140,000 miles on it from the dealer. It was in good shape one paint chip on the right side of the car behind the driver side door. The car never seemed to give to much trouble, a blown head gasket and a transmission leak were two very big problems, other then that the car has run fine and been dependable. When I got it as my first car it became a bit of a nightmare, with 166,000 miles and almost no paint left with an oil leak and a fried electrical system I couldn't expect much though being that it was worn out and my father gave it almost little to no service at all I'd say it had a good run as a fun sporty car.
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