1996 Plymouth Neon User Reviews

1996 Plymouth Neon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 1996 Plymouth Neon reviews.

Chauncey6 writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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5

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Good on gas and fairly comfortable on long trip 550Mi.

Cons

Same as on all cars, new parts too expensive and used parts hard to find !!!

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Braking, Acceleration, Handling All Good, Has Normal 150k Noises, Xtra Good Inside An Outside, — Excellent acceleration considering size, braking just above average, precise handeling even with not so good tires on front. traded a Ford Crown Vic even for this car and havent regretted the move yet. Taking into consideration the yrar and 150+ K miles on car the only thing I've have to do on it is change the torque converter cause it locks up and won't release. Body and interier are in almost perfect shape, 20+ mpg city/highwy, an fun to drive. Only reccomend if you like small cars and can do own work.

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Cody writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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4

Pros

cheap and good gas mileage

Cons

not very sporty with the sohc engine

55

It's Good To Get Around But Don't Try To Show Off Unless Major Mods Are Done — easy to install new audio system, interior isn't too bad, mitsubishi engine gets great gas mileage but lost power over time, it's fairly easy to maintain, it's not exactly a cruising car but it gets you from point a to point b

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Diedra writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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5

Pros

Comfortable, good gas mileage

Cons

"Consistent with Neons"

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Neon — Overall, I liked my neon. Was comfortable to drive and good on gas. However, I got very tired of hearing the phrase"consistent with Neons". From the brakes being notoriously bad, to the head gasket, to putting my foot on the brake and the blinkers coming on. It was great in the snow though.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Saresa writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 2 Dr Highline Coupe Review
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4

Pros

gas mileage, appearance and a fun car to drive

Cons

reliabilty in the winter and mine had problems the mechanics couldn't figure out

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1996 Plymouth Neon — The performance was great i never need to replace any of the little things. I loved the appearance, it was red with a black bumper, i couldn't imagine it any other way. The gas mileage was great 30+. It had a habit of not liking to start in the winter, which isn't good for living in MN. The mechanics couldn't figure out what was wrong with it even. Given its fault i do miss driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bryan writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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2

Pros

good on gas, easy to fix, easy to mod

Cons

ugly, slow, cheap

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I Beat The Hell Out Of The Neon — Haha it looked like a christmas tree after I nailed a guard rail (Teal and Maroon). Again I had a ton of fun in this car, never new how fast I was going, how much gas I had, what the temp was b/c the dash didn't work, only required minor repairs which is respectable considering the beating I put on it. 100+mph on 95 following Justin on the bike, taking corners nearly on two wheels at UML, giving significant use to the rev limiter etc

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lance writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe Review
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5

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they are fast with good gas mileage

Cons

they are quick

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Fun Car To Race — they are quick, with decent handling. for as cheap as you can get them, little money to put into them, you can make them pretty quick. this car is definitally fun to drive and to race. beware of the neon. lol

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Kyle writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 2 Dr Highline Coupe Review
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5

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good on gas

Cons

ugly but that is in the eye of the beholder

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Love My Beater — it wont blow up it can seat 7 not so comfortbly and it is good in the snow good emergency brake location good on gas kinda loud but its allright good top speed i guess its also purple with allot of dings dents stickers and other stooopid stuff

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Taylor writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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3

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Good engine, if you get lucky to not have Head gasket problems, and very nimble and agile

Cons

Build quality could be better, but what do you expect from a 10,000 dollar economy car.

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Good Car, But A Few Flaws. — Over all this car was fun to drive and got me from place to place with no engine malfunctions. The 2.0 SOHC engine created good power. And the car, to my surprise was extreamely agile and quick. I acctually blew a few V6's away, and all I had on the engine was a short ram air intake. The appearance of my Neon was awesome because I had 17 inch 5-Zigen wheels, and altezza rear taillights. The only problems that I had were the radio quit working, and gas gauge and speedo quit ,but these are both common on Neons.

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Bob writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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5

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Handled like a go-cart!

Cons

Everything but the engine and tranny disintegrated after 140,000 miles.

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Acr Neon Built For The Dedicated Race Series. — This was the ACR (American Club Racer) model, which included a special engine chip, close-ratio 5-speed manual, alloy wheels, and a track-oriented suspension. I still miss this car.

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chayce26 writes:
1996 Plymouth Neon 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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It Is Pricey Too Repair And Too Many Things Go Wrong. Timing Belts, Oil Leaks Transmission Leaks Etc. — I would never buy another one. Too expensive to operate.due to the cost of repairs but great gas mileage.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Reliable Form Of Transportation By BLACKHORSE777

This car has ample space for four people and is easy to maintain. We pay almost nothing for insurance and there are many things I can fit into the Neon, where I simply can not into my other vehicles.... Read More

Great By George

nice car. headlights get yellow the factory 5 disc cd is broke the two front door speakers are blown all in all, a great car, the last year Plymouth made the neon. It's a 2000 top notch car, love it! Read More

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2000 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Decent Car By Frank

the car is ok, if you dont have to replace the fuel pump, c/v axle, and do a transmission flush all at the same time, its wonderful, and beleive it or not it can drift, and has a lot of giddy up grea... Read More

This A Overall Good Car It Could Be Better But It Not A Horrible Car By hellfire1225

I like the room in the trunk and the cheap parts. The custom parts is one thing I can never find and I hate that it has no power. It handles ok an is not bad around corners but there is no power. You ... Read More

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1999 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Poor Quality By Andrew

This car was ok at first, but after a while, everything seemed to be failing apart. The transmission was the first to start showing signs of failure, every time it shifted into 2nd gear it would rev h... Read More

Its Amazing And Wouldn't You Be Sad If I Beet You In A Neon Haha By Zach

yes its a neon and but its the only small car in its class to pull 1g from off the line it is really a fun car to drive with all the torque that it has WARNING! MAY CONSUME HONDAs @ RANDOM Read More

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1998 Plymouth Neon Reviews

I Always Call This Car The Fastest Slow Car On The Planet By tadpols

I absolutely love this car! Easy to work on and has been very reliable. Easy to get HP gains and now that the car has been around a while there are some cool tricks to perfecting this car. It also ... Read More

Neon By Jeff

its a car that has a lot of hidden power that i am finding by doing a lil work here and there but it would be better as a stick shift lol but its cheap on gas which is good Read More

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1997 Plymouth Neon Reviews

Neonschmeon By Jay

Neons are easy to modify, they are easy to work on, quite fun to drive whether its your daily driver or your week end cruiser, many decent used parts (stock and after market) can be found at the u-p... Read More

My Awesome Neon By Jonathan

This was the first neon I really 'decked' out. I loved it, to bad it just didn't last... I put an intake, exhaust, short shift, body kit, rims, springs, gas struts, UDP, TB spacer, and a whole lot mo... Read More

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