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1996 Dodge Neon Consumer Reviews

It's done its job

By on Monday, April 06, 2009

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

"This 97 Sport with the DOHC was basically my first car...bought it in 99 when still in high school, and have driven it ever since. Overall, if you take care of this car, it will take care of you. It now has 135,000 miles on it, and the only problem I have is that there seems to be a recurring fuel pump problem. I had to replace the first at 60,000, and will have to replace the current one soon. There's only one rust spot under a wheel well. It's hard to think of a better commuter car...great mileage, decent comfort, good in snow if you know how to drive in it, and enough performance to still surprise yuppies with newer cars on the road next to you! It started in -40F weather this past winter, too. Definitely a good idea to change the oil every 3,000 miles...I think that's been the key to this car's success. This car did everything I asked it to, and more. I didn't get luxury, but I didn't pay for it, either. I plan to upgrade to a different vehicle soon, but I also plan to keep this for a commuter car until it finally dies...I don't want to see anyone else driving it (and I don't want to say goodbye to my youth yet!)"

18 people out of 18 found this review helpful

best car ever great gas saver

By on Saturday, March 24, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 158,220

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great on gas"

Cons: "paint peels"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I got my neon with 150k on it had it 6 years with no problems still running strong paint. A little ugly but the engine runs like a champ"

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great cars.

By on Monday, December 22, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

"I have owned alot of neons over the years. I also have raced neons. Fast cars and drive great, very reliable. Gas mileage is great. Corners and stops great. Flaws: easy to break in to, 95-97 faulty headgaskets, sohc head design."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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