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1996 Plymouth Neon

Plymouth Neon Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 132 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Plymouth Neon

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  • What's New for 1996

    Antilock brakes are optional across the line, and base models get more standard equipment for 1996. A value-packed Expresso package is aimed at 20-something first-time buyers. A base coupe is newly available, and all Neons are supposedly quieter than last year. A power moonroof joins the options list, and a remote keyless entry system with panic alarm is available.

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Customer Reviews

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True beliver

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

This car was well taken care of and showed minimum wear for the amount of miles and year. Avg miles driven per yr. was about 11000. I purchased the car for my grandaughter who is 16. It is a 5 speed stick and gets about 25 to 27 miles per gal in town. The owner had all repair bills and service done on the car. This is the only reason I would purchase the car.




Disappointment

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

Bought this car brand new, ordered from the factory back in '95. Thought it would be a fun and reliable car to own for a family of three. Fun, yes. Reliable? Uh, no. Here's a brief list of problems: -Numerous battery replacements -Leaking seal in trunk -Water accumulates in tail light lens -Speed sensor shorting out left me and family stranded during Christmas vacation -ABS gave out -Head gasket replaced twice, still leaks -Instrument panel works intermittently -Water pump and AC compressor needed replacing...And on, and on...and on. Finally giving up and trading it in (if they'll even take it) on a new 2009 Honda CR-V.




Cheap unreliable car

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

I bought this car and it was a clean looking car and at the time, it seemed reliable. But two months later, the air conditoner stopped working and the car started dying, not to mention the speedometer also went out. Fixed the problem with the car dying, but not the speedometer or air conditoner. I've also had to replace a motor mount recently, but that still has not completely fixed the car. Altogether, I've spent over $400 in repairs but it hasn't really repaired much. I would recommend if you want a good, dependable car to stay away from a Neon.




10 years and still going

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

I've had my Neon for a long time now, and I've had to do some substantial work to it. It is pushing it's 200,000th mile and is still going good. Personally, i think the older Neon's are a great beginner car for a young driver because they are easy to handle and have lots of safety features. I love my Neon and wish I could keep it much longer.




The rare happy neon owner

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

Well, I bought it with 124+K from a local used car dealer. It was a one owner that was ORDERED from the factor by a woman who lives in my state. I simply drove the car for the first 7 months with NO problems. Then I elected to replace the shirt cables (5spd) and the struts. I also did a general tune up. The car is loaded with pwrs and keyless entry. Great ride, super MPG (36+), and looks good. I guess I am the rare happy Neon owner...compared to the responses written here. Good luck people!




Hasn't been too bad

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 4dr Sedan

I bought my neon cuz I needed a cheap car. That's all it is. I've had all the leaks like everyone else. But my car has been good to me. However, I can't wait to get rid of it. I would NEVER buy one again. It's not even worth the parts that are in it. Chrysler needs to take some responsibility for their errors. It's obvious it's a design flaw cuz EVERYONE has a head gasket problem. It's been a cute car with a zippy engine. But I won't miss it.



Full 1996 Plymouth Neon Review

What's New for 1996

Antilock brakes are optional across the line, and base models get more standard equipment for 1996. A value-packed Expresso package is aimed at 20-something first-time buyers. A base coupe is newly available, and all Neons are supposedly quieter than last year. A power moonroof joins the options list, and a remote keyless entry system with panic alarm is available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
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  • 35
  • highway
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