by ch_burne2 on Sep 16, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan
Ive had this car since about 07, when I acquired it from my mom who was the 2nd owner (originally bought from a dealership). Ive been driving it since I was 16 so its been through a lot. Aside from regular maintenance this car has been very low maintenance. Ive had the oil changed about every 5k miles and a few tune-ups but this car has not asked for much more.
In terms of repairs this is what Ive had to have done:
-brakes a couple times in 7 years
-fuel pump twice (wear in the fuel line which was unnoticed)
-various parts of the cooling system
Still has the original clutch after 13 years! This car lasts forever if you care enough.
by Paul on Jul 23, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan
When I found my Neon R/T, white with blue stripes, I thought I had gone to heaven. And there is no question that it is a fun car to drive when it runs but I have had nothing but trouble since I bought it. I have had the engine rebuilt twice and numerous things replaced, much more than I would expect even for a car that has over 150,000 miles on the odometer (I bought it at 94,000 miles). The trunk and right rear seat area leaks buckets of water in every rain or snow storm. If it wasn't for the consistent 30 mpg I would dump the car ASAP.
by neondeb on Apr 1, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan
This car is fun to drive, very sporty,
great gas mileage (29-30). However,
we had 22 service visits in first 3
years, 20 of which were for Service
Engine Light! They never really knew
why, but kept replacing things. After
50K miles, it mostly stopped. AC died
at 50,300; after all our trouble, they
did a courtesy adjustment. Sun roof
has issues. One bad thing...slow-
speed (20 MPH) front end collision
(fender bender) completely crushed
Too much damage to bother fixing, so
sad to see it go.