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.
by BLUEGREENNEONLUVR on Apr 7, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan
I think this is a GREAT car, I was in a
accident where i was hit in the rear
really hard, and the persons car went
up under my car and just scratched my
rear I feel so safe in this car,I lost
my other car in an accident, this was
my second car, i really like it allot.
Nice design, my husband has a sound
system in it and it sounds great! It
good on gas,handles well. I recommend
by 98neonrt on Feb 20, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan
my experience has been good with the 98
neon r/t. just look at it for what it's
wortha cheap car. build quality and
dash components need some work.
performance and fun are high points.
car corners like a dreamonly 2500 lbs
dodge has done a great job with
suspension. the dohc requires premium
gas, but you get better gas mileage
(29/38 mpg) and more power from the
engine (150hp.) the seats may feel
tight for normal people, but just right
for small/skinny people. abs, sun roof,
dohc, etc. are some good options. the
rear windows didn't come as automatic,
though. 5th gear whines and can get a
little loud. it's a darn good car for
by Alan G. Court on Feb 4, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan
The Neon has plenty of pep. I find no
fault with the appearance. My major
concern is the space between the
steering wheel and the driver's
knees when there is no tilt wheel. I
have Parkinson's and it takes 5
minutes for me to extract myself from
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