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1996 Dodge Neon

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Too much to fix
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By Dorothy
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1996 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan


Review

I would not buy this car unless you
have money to keep fixing it. The
head gasket will obviously go at
multiple points, and then everything
else under the hood will go as well.


Best Features

Comfortable to drive.


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Neons are the worst cars EVER!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Lynnette
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1996 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan


Review

This has been a horrible car to own. I
have stuck so much money into repairs.
Two fuel pumps, overheating problems,
two EGR valves, AIS motor, struts, and
many others. It has broken down while
I have been in the middle of moving
twice. I'm sure the fuel pump went out
on it before I owned it. If you like
spending money constantly on repairs
get one. Otherwise do yourself a favor
and buy something else.


Best Features

Gas mileage was good.


Worst Features

Build a more reliable car overall.


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I agree!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chandra
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1996 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my Neon new and have tried to keep
up with regular maintenance. At this point, I
have replaced all of the engine gaskets and
transmission gaskets because they were made
of plastic and sprung leaks starting while the
car was under warranty, the radiator broke
(made of plastic, too!), and a number of other
repairs that seem surprising for this car have
been made. On top of that, the car gets
dented if you look at it wrong. Luckily, I have
not had the paint problems others have
complained about.


Best Features

It's cute and it's paid for.


Worst Features

This car should have been recalled in 1997 when the Dodge coporation already knew that the plastic gaskets they used were no good - or they should have footed the bill for ALL replacements and not just those under warranty. I will never buy Dodge products again.


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Piece of junk
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By kgris1
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1996 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan


Review

stay away.. tons of oil problems. Also
alot of electrical problems, that
dealers can't fix. Such as speedometer,
gfuel gauge etc. sometimes they work
but most of the time they don't. The
only good part about the car is the
interior-It has held up very well..
Stll in excellent shape


Best Features

none


Worst Features

redesign entire vehicle-new engine. Steal a page from the Japanese play book.


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Don't repeat my mistake!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By sirlordsoul
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1996 Dodge Neon 2dr Coupe


Review

A rip off! Don't buy this car. I bought
mine new and have had an endless series
of major repairs (oil leaks, the car
computer, door handles coming loose,
and the air conditioning -- TWICE!)
over seven years. Whatever I "saved" in
the relatively low purchase price has
been taken away in repairs. And keep in
mind that I kept up with ALL of the
recommended maintenance. Now I'm stuck
with a lemon drawing its last breaths!
Thank you very much Chrysler -- I'm
going to avoid your crappy product as
long as I live! And they wonder why
people don't like American cars ...


Best Features

It worked well for the first two years anyway. And it did have the feel of a poor man's Honda.


Worst Features

Oh yeah -- this has design flaws out the yin yang. The windows don't close properly, the windshield wipers are positioned such that they don't wipe well, the car fogs up constantly, plus the worksmanhip is shoddy. The paint chipped off, too -- can't these people do anything right?


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