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1996 Dodge Neon Consumer Reviews

It's done its job

By on Monday, April 6, 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

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."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Good Commuting car

By on Friday, April 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,100

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Mileage is good if you are easy on the throttle."

Cons: "the interior is not very spacious."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I purchased my Dodge Neon with 87,000 miles on it i haven't had any serious problems with it. Gas mileage in town is 25-29, highway is 26-34. The exterior looks quite sporty "for a 1998 that is" I cannot say the same for the interior; it has odd-colored patterns on the seat, dull look, and, plastic parts don't flow together very nice; thats all I have to say about the interior. Check engine light has come on once because: my 02 sensor had gotten wet from driving my car on the frozen ice; this has been the only warning I have gotten so far during the time I have owned this vehicle. Performance is good, handling is very good, I do not have ABS brakes, but they work just fine."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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