1997 Dodge Neon User Reviews

1997 Dodge Neon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"cheap car" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 23 1997 Dodge Neon reviews.

Johnathan writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe Review
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fun to cruise nice smooth ride can be a fast speeding ticket got a 72 in a 55 the other night lol

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avoid this car if you pull the sparkwire out of its chamber and theres oil on it

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Great Car — its one of those cars that pull up next to u and they rev the engine and all u see is rust and a bad paint job but u race anyways and it blows u out of the water great acel good braking great handling has a slight wobble when the speedometer is burried at 120 30 mpg as long ass i keep the lead out of my shoe maintnace is mostly my brakes as the car sat for a year and a half in a mud puddle

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Glen writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Sport Sedan Review
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4

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Good accelaration and braking, good looks and styling. great gas mileage

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Need some mods to make it a more fun to drive.

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Fun Car Little Car To Bad They Stopped Making Them — Performance is good it accelerates quickly as it is has had some mods done to it. Braking is awesome, stops on a dime. And handling well in all but the tightest corners. Sure I have had some typical repairs and few major job but the cars is 12 years old now and some things are expect so build quality is good. Gas mileage has been improved with my modifications but it never was bad. $40 t fill a tank at most. And the car is plenty fun to drive. I love even the short drives to work. I recommend the car but I would also recommend doing the mods I did to release the beast in this car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Louisa writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Sport Sedan Review
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It gets reasonable gas mileage and is practical.

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  It's not a sportscar that's fo sho.

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Cute But Small — It's not much of a car..It's how you drive it. The performance is good,if it was a minivan. The exterior is sporty but dinged up from a previous owner. Pretty standard maintenance. I baby it, but it's a neon. I had a good after market stereo system, but it was stolen. That made the drive more..fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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3

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mpg

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everything else

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Cheap — it has good gas milage but that about it. it a compact car but if u travel a distance to work it good to have. but other than that i wouldnt consider driving it because of looks or tryin to pick up the ladies

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AD007 writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Highline Sedan Review
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4

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Great commuter vehicle

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Little Noisy

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Awesome Piece — I got an awesome piece as its going on very good. Great mileage and very good power. Overall performance is very good. I like this car. Though its bit noisy but driving experience is smooth. Really a good one to have!!!!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Sport Coupe Review
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Excellent durability and driveability

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Head Gasket/Front End Issues, a little sluggish off the start

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Never Say Never To The Neon — For what it lacked in over-all performance (even though with the 5-speed transmission it was pretty quick), it made up for in durability and driveability. The car was just short of indestructible and an excellent winter driver. It's still humming along after the front end and head gasket were done (a major flaw in all Neons from that era).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ian writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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its runs

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the whole car

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Neon Death Trap — performance is ok once accelaration pedal un sticks build quality is crap bits fall off appearance not bad shape cheap to run good on gas fun factor is good for a laugh as suspension is kaput n its like being on a rollercoaster i wouldnt recomend this car to anyone as its a death trap on wheels

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Josh writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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gasamizer

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none

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Awesome Car — awesome car fast nitrous 43 miles to a gallon paints chipping off very quick at the draw stick shift is the way to go interior of car is clean some times car is the best i have ever owned in my life

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Melissa writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Was ideal for a person of my size

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The sun roof had to be forced to close, and handled poorly in an accident>> ehhehe... ^^;

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I Think We All Know How Well They Handle In Accidents>< — I had this car for nearly a year before I well, uh, totaled it. Not intentionally of course. It was a cute car for a petite person, handled well enough...

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Eugene writes:
1997 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Sport Sedan Review
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5

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Great economy, quick car with the 5 spd

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Not the greatest build quality, not very crashworthy

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Great Car For The Money, Great Performance For The Economy — Fun to drive, looks nice, is quick for the price & fuel mileage.

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1995 Dodge Neon Reviews

It's An Ok Car For A Beginning Driver. By Alan

This car has been good to me. I found it sitting behind my old landlord's rental property and it had a bad motor in it. I swapped that out and am still fixing things on it. I still cannot complain abo... Read More

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1996 Dodge Neon Reviews

Good For Back And Forth. By shaggy1981

i dis like the use of space inside by the manufacturer. dash could have been smaller, front seats could have moved forward for more overall space. engine compartment very easy to work on. plenty of "o... Read More

Nice Little Toy To Beat On By Benjamin

well one dodge sucks, the handling sucks, the gas mileage is good, but that type of car is just not a good car to drive around in. I hate that car, brought me more trouble than I ever needed, just hop... Read More

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1998 Dodge Neon Reviews

Fun By purplebush

i like the ease of use and repair excellent on gas as long as you can fight the need to bury the throttle to the floor overall a great car for beginning enthusiasts or veterans wanting a change of pac... Read More

Its A Good Car By Brad

The performance works well, and the build quality is great. My car was garaged all its life for racing and it even still has the fire extinguisher in it. The appearance is good with only 2 doors and... Read More

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1999 Dodge Neon Reviews

Aggresive By earrvizu

its amazing in the snow even if its not 4x4. just missing its bumper. it has a bit of rust i think under the car by the trunk. also has rust behind the driver door. the hood is a bit popped. but sti... Read More

Not A Bad Starter Car, Ready For Something Else By Schus8507

this car has been good to me, learned to drive in this little car. overall it's well worth the relatively low price. most salvage yards have more than enough neons sitting around to keep her on the ro... Read More

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2000 Dodge Neon Reviews

Outstanding By William

what I like about this car is it fast and great on gas. the negative about it is it get the problem in a bad spot having to find a solution to trying to find were the problem is coming from Read More

Omg This Car Has Been A Curse Upon My Life By ihatedodgeneons

I bought my neon about 14 months ago. From the moment I bought it I have had to pour money in to repairs. I bought it for $1500. I've spent at least twice that in repairs. It's got 155,000 miles on it... Read More

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