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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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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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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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should go manual.
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By hherve
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1997 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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Decent car. The automatic transmission makes the performance poor. The comfort is fine. In brief, a very good car if you just look for 1 engine 4 wheels, 4/5 seats and a roomy trunk. Should have got it manual and it would have been great (hopefully).


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Better automatic transmission would make it nicer to handle.


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By KVL
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1997 Dodge Neon Coupe Highline 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car from the original owner at a discount, knowing that the head gasket would eventually need repair. It was in good shape and fun to drive. I drove it over 1000 miles the first month, on a trip to Maine. About 4 months later, my mechanic replaced the gasket and also replaced the timing belt, major head bolts, and other things that needed it. Since then, it uses maybe a quart of oil per 1500 miles (instead of 500 or less miles before).


Best Features

Peppy acceleration, excellent torque at high rpm (over 3500). Spacious trunk/rear seat for cargo. Tight handling plus fairly soft suspension for longer trips.


Worst Features

Door hinges are kind of flimsy and need periodic tightening. Doors need better sealing. Window crank needs better mechanism to avoid "clunking" when rolling down. No mechanical complaints after 12 months and total 72,000 miles (other than head gasket oil leak which was repaired).


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