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Not as bad as its rep
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By JustynTime
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Vehicle

1998 Dodge Neon Sport 2dr Coupe


Review

I needed a new car. I wanted a neon. I
found a 95 neon with alittle over 100k
on the ticker. I never had a problem
with it.then my girlfreind wrecked it.
I needed a new car, again I wanted a
neon. This time I got a 98 with about
50k miles. I have had to replace the
head gasket but the key to not having
to replace it again is making sure you
replace it with the correct gasket.
Being that it is 2004 you will be
buying one of these babies used and
the head gasket has already been
replaced. Now my girlfreind needed a
new car. Guess what we got, thats
right a 95 4door neon. Out of our 3
neons we have only had the one
problem.


Best Features

Lots of upgrades either from mopar or the aftermarket companies. You can not beat what you get for the price


Worst Features

I cant think of anything. These cars go as low as $300 used, you get more than you pay for. When they were brand new the head gasket wouldve been a valid complaint but like I said chances are your new used neon has been taken care of. www.neons.org can help you alot!


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DONT BUY NEONS
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By HateNeon
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1998 Dodge Neon Highline 2dr Coupe


Review

This car was good for the first year I
had it. In the past 2 years it has
been nothing but a headache. I
wouldn't recommend this car to any
one. Has a low resale value. In the
past 2 years I have put at least $3000
of work into it. The a/c no longer
works and now needs to be replaced.


Best Features

Nothing


Worst Features

Where do I start... Breaks down too much. Very expensive to repair. Not reliable at all.


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Good Car!
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By Robert K.
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Vehicle

1998 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan


Review

This car is an excellent daily
commuter. Nothing fancy. It runs good
and the air-conditioner is great. The
only negative is the headlights which
become foggy over time.


Best Features

Good gas mileage. Plenty of room inside. Comfortable.


Worst Features

Improve the headlights. Offer a four speed automatic.


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I Keep Giving it One More Chance
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By neondeb
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1998 Dodge Neon R/T 4dr Sedan


Review

This car is fun to drive, very sporty,
great gas mileage (29-30). However,
we had 22 service visits in first 3
years, 20 of which were for Service
Engine Light! They never really knew
why, but kept replacing things. After
50K miles, it mostly stopped. AC died
at 50,300; after all our trouble, they
did a courtesy adjustment. Sun roof
has issues. One bad thing...slow-
speed (20 MPH) front end collision
(fender bender) completely crushed
hood/fender/radiator/AC condenser!
Too much damage to bother fixing, so
sad to see it go.


Best Features

Sportiness, gas mileage, sun roof (when it worked), easy to drive


Worst Features

Gotta fix the reliability to avoid service calls; more reliable sun roof; more stable and/or less expensive-to- repair body; BETTER/MORE CUP HOLDERS


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pretty good!
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By cgiven3
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Vehicle

1998 Dodge Neon Highline 4dr Sedan


Review

Great first/second car. It saw me
through several trips back/forth from
Louisiana to Illinois, including all
my belongings! Roomy, fuel efficient,
low-maintenance, and affordable!


Best Features

Gas mileage, of course. It must be magnetic, though, because I had several hit-and-runs - maybe because I could zip in and out of small parking spaces.


Worst Features

Head gasket, sunroof... multiple attempts at repairing to no avail.


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