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4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 30 reviews
1998 Dodge Neon Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 30 reviews
In fevered dreams where you are behind the wheel of a race car, revving your engine in competition with Tom Cruise's character in Days of Thunder, you don't normally picture yourself seated inside of a subcombpact car, but the 1998 Dodge Neon has changed that perception with its new R/T trim. Based on the Neon used in (and winning) stock car competitions, the R/T performance Neon is a race car that anyone can afford. With the twin-cam 2.0-liter, 150-hp engine, a sports-tuned suspension, steering, and springs, and front and rear anti-sway bars, you'll make quite an impression stopped at a traffic light. Striping, R/T badges, and interior leather trim complete the package.
For more sedate drivers, the Neon comes in either a sedan or coupe, in Highline and Sport trims, which also offer the twin-cam engine as an option. In 1998, base model Neons disappear and are replaced with the Highline. The Dodge Neon always gets rated highly for the way it handles the road and its great acceleration, even with the base single-cam, 2.0-liter, 132-hp and 3-speed automatic. While it can struggle up hills, it adapts smoothly to curves. Most drivers agree it is more fun to drive than similar subcompacts. Plenty of room inside for four passengers, an easy to read and reach dash, and lots of trunk space make the Neon comfortable to ride in as well.
Owners say the 1998 Neon's engine and soft suspension make it easy to speed (judge for yourself if that's a good or bad trait) and maneuver. The rounded front and high rear deck give it a sporty look, though the rear deck does cause blind spots. What most owners don't like is the poor reliability of the Neon, the cheap-looking interior, loud road noise, and lack of convenience options.
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Dodge Neon Questions
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Dodge Neon No Power Under Acceleration
we have a1998 neon auto 4 door this car is EXTREMELY gutless it hardly wants to go up a hill at all. If you push it to down shift it puts itself into nueteral. if anyone can help i would be very gratf...
1998 Dodge Neon Water Pump Failure Or Worse?
Hello. I have a '98 Dodge Neon 2.0 SOHC with approx. 200K mi. on it. While driving it was making a very loud rattling/banging noise, then "POP" & the car stopped running. I won't start up sounds like ...
Why Dose My 98 Dodge Neon Blows The Fuel Pump Fuse Whe I Hit A Solid Bump A...
why does my 98 dodge neon blows the fuel pump fuse whe i hit a solid bump all the time ????
I have a problem with antifreeze/coolant being where it shouldn't be. I have taken three pictures that I think would help show what I'm talking about. If you click on each picture you will see a bigge...