The Dodge Neon R/T is one great car.
Since the first time I got in the car
till the present I have enjoyed this
car. As long as you do proper
maintainance on time, this car will
last you for a long time and fill your
life with excitment.
It would have to be the performance of
the car. 150 horses create excitment
and joy to drive.
Gas mileage has to improve as well as
the interior which is mainly plastic
I bought this 1998 Neon from a friends
son to have as a highway vehicle. I
bought it in non-running conditon with
under 100000 miles on it and it was in
POOR shape. I towed it home, replaced
the head with one I found on eBay (for
about 250.00) and some other parts
(total cost was under 350.00 + my time).
After shampooing the interior several
times, new floor mats and a clay bar +
wax job the car has ran 20,000+ miles
without ANY PROBLEMS!! I don't even
bother to change the oil, i just make
sure it is topped off and that the car
idles fine. It isn't the prettiest
thing on the road but I can't believe
how this car never dies. A Great buy
The Stereo, Heater, Big trunk and rear
seat for its compact size, reliable with
little service work.
Small review mirror THATS IT! (wow, what
a compaint.. Other car companys would
love to have a complaint like that
instead of what they have)
Head gasket problems seem to
be 'normal' for this car; ours had to
be replaced around 35,000 miles (and
the head remilled to boot). No recall
for this problem, but Chrysler did kick
some cash back to the dealership for
repairs after a considerable amount of
complaining. Also, trunk has always
leaked -- friends of mine had the same
problems with their Neons. After five
years of misc. mechanical problems, I'm
happy to be getting rid of it!
Handles well. Comfortable to drive.
Head gaskets, trunk gaskets, and oddly
enough, the car doesn't seem to defrost
well -- like the air blows in the wrong
spot to be effective. Wipers ice up in
winter, I get sick of beating on them!
This car is fantastic! I have an Iceman cold
air intake on it and it gets 30/40 mpg easily
with a gain in performance. I am over six
feet tall, yet it is comfortable to drive on long
trips or around town. I have yet to find a car
that combines the power (150 plus HP) with
the mpg and the room that this little baby
offers. I have had zero trouble with it and I
will keep it until it dies. I HIGHLY
recommend a Neon to anyone who wants a
performance car that has all of these pluses
and still runs on regular gas.
The exhaust note, cupholders, trunk space,
powerful DOHC motor, frugal at the pump, a
total blast to drive, no rattles in the interior,
reliability, quiet, but not sedate. A smooth
shifting 5-speed tranny.
A little more lateral support in the front seats
with lumbar control. Power window switches
that don't hit me in the knee, height
adjustable seat belts. Rear disc brakes as
standard equipment. I know I can get them
thru the aftermarket, but that is not the point.
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