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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
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  • 35
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Junk

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Sport 2dr Coupe

My daughter bought this car when she turned 16. We thought it would get her through high school before she would have to buy another. Only a month after she got it the headgasket started to leak, then the water pump went out, the electrical in the dash keep shorting out, the drivers window track broke. This car is hopeless and only had 101,000 miles on it thought for sure she would get at least 30,000 more before it fell apart.I would never buy another neon.




My piece

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 2dr Coupe

I recently bought my Neon in January of this year. Already everything is going wrong with it. My water pump was replaced in February. My head gasket needs to be replaced within the next 2 months and my fuel pump broke last month. I understand it's a 10 year old car, but my last car was an 89 and NOTHING went wrong with it while I had it.




One happy neon owner

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 2dr Coupe

I love my Neon. It's been a great car, I have yet to even replace a lightbulb! It's peppy with amazing fuel economy. I have the model "Expresso" which may be only a Canadian thing but it's sporty with funky interior. I've owned alot of cars in my life, I like this one the best for the money.




Old reliable

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Sport 2dr Coupe

Bought this car brand new in June of '96. Have over 125k miles on it now and other than repairing a blown spark plug once, I haven't had any problems with it. Other than regular oil changes, I have never had to add oil. The little 4 banger has good power and avg 34 mpg. For a car at this price, it has superior handling although the ride is getting a little rough now.




My tiny car

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Highline 2dr Coupe

I purchased my neon used at 32k miles. I had some problems right away with electrical, brakes and A/C. I ended up putting a chunk of money into my car even with my extended warranty. My car has never let me down otherwise. I have been through multiple state trips with absolutely no problems. I liked the car with the first test drive and I like it even more after customizing it (not performance improvement). It's still going strong with over 100k miles.




1996 neon sport coupe

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Vehicle: 1996 Plymouth Neon Sport 2dr Coupe

Although the motor wasn't overpowered to begin with, it seems to have lost some of its pep over the past 6 years. Tight suspension still makes it fun to drive, but not the choice for long hauls. No major mechanical problems through $76,000 mi. Needs new shocks & I have replaced tires twice (like I said, its fun to drive). Paint job still looks good although it does have a few rattles & squeeks which are growing more numerous w/age. Misc. electrical gremlins come & go, but have not sidelined me yet.



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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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holly43
holly43
01-05-2001
We are amazed looking at the prior Neon & Breeze stories discussed in the chat rooms. Our Neon had it's head gasket replaced a few months ago at 28,ooo miles. Our Breeze started leaking at 43,00...



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