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Little Red FunDrive
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By Customs_MP
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1997 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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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!


Best Features

Zippy; quick response and acceleration for a 4 cyl engine. All in all, a fun little car to drive!


Worst Features

Chrysler Motors knew they had a problem with the head gaskets and should have addressed that; wish it had power options.


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Save Yourself.
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By don't do it.
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1997 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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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
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By h j
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1997 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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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


Best Features

cute body, nice interior, quite and comfortable ride. body and motor are very easy to work on.


Worst Features

none


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The paint chipped Neon
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By Billy
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1997 Dodge Neon Coupe Sport 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

Roomy interior, easy to drive, strong air conditioner and heater.


Worst Features

The exterior paint, the interior design, the quality of the electrical system and the slow engine.


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A good, sporty, economical car.
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By JP04
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1997 Dodge Neon Coupe Sport 2dr Coupe


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I'm the original owner of the Neon and I will admit that during the first two years, this car suffered through a lot of problems. Some examples are blown head gasket after 9 months, clouding paint after one year, and factory sunroof breaking EVERY summer ( three times during the third year ). However, after these "teething" problems, the car has turned out to be a reliable, thrifty, comfortable and fun little car.


Best Features

Comfortable and roomy interior. The engine is a little rough around the edges ( Honda and Toyota engineers need not run back to the drawing board ) but it's relatively quick and economical.


Worst Features

Better paint quality. I have the "lapis blue" paint and it's cracking and peeling on the roof, quarter panel, and trunk lid. Chrysler will not acknowledge that there is a problem with the factory paint not adhering to the primer. Improve sunroof design.


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