1996 Dodge Neon Consumer Review: Took My Abuse

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Took My Abuse
By Cranky Teen on


1996 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan


My cranky teen just went past 125,000 miles. It lasted through 11 years of spotty oil changes and benign neglect, but I may have to finally let it go. Had 2 major repairs in that time: Electronics replaced (controlling gauges, radio, etc.) and head gasket repair. Had to rig a fix when the plastic shifter connections broke. Now the transmission/clutch is slowly going, and it stalled on the highway last week. Air conditioner has to be refilled each year and does not last long. Struts gone last year. Paint, 3 speakers, wheel covers, and outside plastic door trim went long ago. She was ugly but got me where I was going; now it's just not worth the cost to fix.

Best Features

Styling, simple and sporty. Pretty comfortable for a petite person.

Worst Features

Automatic windows in back too! Hate the "no frame" windows. Paint could have lasted longer.
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