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1999 Dodge Neon
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By kgodbold0873
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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I hate this car. It has to many problems. I bought this car with 91,XXX miles on it and ive already had so many problem. So far ive had to replace the transmission coolant hoses and last night when i was driving it discovered i have to now replace the water pump and the water overflow where the antifreeze goes. I would NOT recomend this car or and DODGE NEON or DODGE to any one i know or will know in the future. THEY SUCK!!!!


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good basic transportation
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By Chris
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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I have owned my 99 neon sport for nearly 7 years. I purchased this car with 46k miles and have since put nearly 120k on it. It has been a very reliable car and has only left me stranded 2 times. First time was a radiator leak @ 130k miles and the second was just a loose neutral safety switch. Good in snow w/ snow tires. Performance is pretty good and cornering is a blast. Fuel economy ranged from 28mpg on low test in normal driving conditions to 39mpg on very long highway trips w/ high octane. Clear coat started to bubble up 2 years ago and headlights have fogged over due to sun exposure and need to be replaced. Over all, I feel that this has been a very good car.


Favorite Features

Cornering, reliability, decent power


Suggested Improvements

Paint quality, headlights


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For the price you can't beat the Neon
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By Derek0302
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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I love my 99 Dodge Neon (DOHC). Best car i have ever owned....No problems so far with 130k miles....I only replaced the timing belt (wasn't in need of it but thought b4 it was I would replace it) Great cars thinking about buying a SRT-4...Keep up the good work Dodge


Favorite Features

Gas--For 150hp and 27-30 mpg can't beat it...I race Mits Eclipse with 130k and still win....Very Strong Motor


Suggested Improvements

Not really much more you can change about them....Once you start adding stuff then the best part about the car (the Price) goes up so for what you get and the price you pay good deal....if you want more add on later.


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Good for what it is.
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By big_dog
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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Purchased new; my only vehicle since 1999. Excellent gas mileage, fun to drive - faster than a 6 cylinder Mustang. Very nimble around town and a stable freeway cruiser. Of course, I also have the 5 speed and DOHC. Absolutely no problems and going on 80K miles. For comparison, I drove an Audi TT w/180hp and could not "feel" a difference in acceleration or handling (though I don't mean to suggest that the Neon is a better car!). However, the wind noise at 55mph or above is awful. I plan on keeping this vehicle to play with when I replace it with a new Audi or Porsche, etc.


Favorite Features

5-speed manual, excellent engine and powertrain. Stock audio system is good, but much better with an aftermarket headunit. Tons of aftermarket upgrades and repair/parts are cheap. Drives very well in the snow.


Suggested Improvements

Car is noisy at highway speeds. The paint could be peeled off with a fingernail. The pattern on the interior fabric is juvenile. Does it matter? The car was already redesigned in 2000! If you purchase a used Neon, you'll be improving it yourself from the Mopar catalogue.


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Great Fun Driving Car
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By mactart
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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Fun to Drive, Peppy, 4Doors a great asset, back seat plenty of room, back seat split also used quite a few times. Love the cloth seats, and sun roof when it worked. It's broken twice, fortunately broke closed. Use my MP3 Player in the cassette player slot which I cannot do with a CD. Had a blown head gasket, and two sun roof failures. I still love driving it the head gasket was repaired after warranty ran out, but actually started to leak before warranty was up, but didn't realize what it was.


Favorite Features

Engine Power vs. weight very peppy, Radio is pretty darn good for the cost. Also like the adjustable seatbelt height adjustment.


Suggested Improvements

Sport should come with aluminum wheels, I wish they had put a light in the trunk and hood.


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Save yourself the money
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By ugly54
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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I have had a horrible time with my neon. I have had trouble with the electrical system. The radio is known to turn on by itself without the car even on. The dash board, head lights, etc. will on occasion not work as well. Next, the sunroof stopped working. Finally, the transmission went at 49,000 miles.This is not what I would consider a reliable car.


Favorite Features

I did like how the car looked but considering all of the problems at this point I would say none.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability. I find it very disappointing all of the problems that I have had with my car. All, of course happened after the warrenty expired. I would NOT recommend this car to anyone!


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Best Economy Car Late 90's
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By micweb
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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Sure, a Toyota or Honda might be more reliable, but a used 1999 Neon will be a lot cheaper. In reality, the 1999 Neon is highly reliable - they got all the bugs out of this car originally introduced in 1995. It rides and handles like a much bigger car - it is fast and safe. Good gas mileage too. The 3 speed automatic isn't as good - it needs the fourth speed. The 5 speed is great, like a sports car.


Favorite Features

Acceleration, responsiveness, good handling, safe feeling, good brakes, cruises at interstate speeds without a problem.


Suggested Improvements

Most of these, except the heavily optioned versions, have manual outside mirrors - you have to roll down the windows to adjust. Since they have a housing, once adjusted they won't get whacked out of adjustment. But the first time is a pain.


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Neon Sport
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By jeffersonmin
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1999 Dodge Neon Sedan Sport 4dr Sedan


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No problems to date with this car. The interior on the Sport is so much more comfortable than the more basic models. Can do at least 110 MPH (DOHC engine in mine)if you want it to.


Favorite Features

I bought some MOPAR alloy wheels and improved its looks in a major way.


Suggested Improvements

Bring back Bright White, the new white ones just don't compare.


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