1997 Dodge Neon User Reviews

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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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3

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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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3

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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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5

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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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4

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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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2004 Dodge Neon Reviews

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2003 Dodge Neon Reviews

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2002 Dodge Neon Reviews

2002 Acr. By helluvaengineer

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2001 Dodge Neon Reviews

Great Transportation Or Teen Starter Car Parts Are Plentiful And Fairly Inexpensive By Tom

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